Posted: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013
By Sean Keeley
Both the men's and women's Syracuse Orange lacrosse teams begin their quest to return to the Final Four today in NCAA Tournament play.
The 4th-seeded women's lacrosse team will take on the 11-7 Dartmouth Big Green in the second round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Big Green defeated Boston College, 11-8, in the first round on Friday. The game will be played at 3:00 p.m. at SU soccer stadium. Last year, the two teams met in the opening round of the NCAAs, a 15-5 win by SU en route to their Final Four appearance. Get more info here.
Meanwhile, the No. 1 men's squad get a seemingly simple task starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Defeat Northeast champion Bryant Bulldogs in their NCAA Tournament opening round game. The Bulldogs enter the tournament at 8-10, having started the season 0-7 and battling their way back into contention.
For the Orange, it's their 33rd trip to the tourney and the ninth time they've started it at the No. 1 slot. The Orange are 18-4 as a one-seed and have claimed four national titles, most recently in 2000.
The winner of this game will take on the Yale Bulldogs, who erased a 5-1 halftime deficit to defeat Penn State, 10-7. Get more info on the SU-Bryant game here.
Get all your NCAA Tourney info at College Crosse. Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. G'ORANGE!