The Orange wrap up its regular season against the Red Storm (4-9, 2-3 Big East) on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. A win would give No. Syracuse (13-1, 5-0) its straight outright Big East regular-season title. It’s also Senior Day at the Dome, meaning that 14 seniors, including John Galloway and John Lade will be honored before the game.
If the Orange want to reclaim the top spot in college lacrosse, it will have to do what no team has done so far this season — beat Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish come into Saturday’s game at the Carrier Dome with a perfect 10-0 record and 5-0 in the Big East. They are tied for the conference lead with Syracuse, who is 12-1 and 4-0 in the Big East. Here are three things to watch for on Saturday in the most highly anticipated game of the season.
ESPN analyst Paul Carcaterra will be providing commentary on Saturday when UMASS meets Hofstra at 3:00 p.m. and Syracuse faces Rutgers at 5:30 p.m. in the ESPNU Warrior Classic. Carcaterra played as a Syracuse midfielder from 1994-1997, serving as the team’s captain and earning a spot on the all-American team. He was also a member of Syracuse’s 1995 NCAA championship team. We recently spoke to Carcaterra and got his take on the 2011 lacrosse season.