Midweek Preview: Syracuse-Cornell, Notre Dame-Marquette Headline Midweek Slate

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There are quite a few good midweeks games this week and it all starts on Tuesday with Cornell traveling to take on Syracuse in what is one of the “marquee” matchups of the entire week. On Wednesday Marquette travels to Notre Dame in what should be a good one as well.

Marquee Matchups

Cornell @ Syracuse 

On Tuesday these two New York rivals will faceoff in the Carrier Dome in a game that will be broadcast on ESPNU. While Cornell beat Syracuse twice last season (regular season and NCAA tournamnet) it’s a new season and both teams want this one badly. 

Syracuse comes into this one after devouring Hobart last Tuesday. The Orange were coming off a loss against Notre Dame prior to the Hobart game. Syracuse is led by Bradley Voigt, Nate Soloman, and others on that offensive end. The Orange will want to play a much more consistent game than we have seen from them all season. 

Cornell is led by an impressive offensive attack from Jeff Teat and Clarke Petterson who’s chemistry may be better than any other duo in college lacrosse. The Big Red will be looking to attack the Syracuse defense early but the Cornell defense has to step up and can’t allow the Orange to have a second half comeback. 

Georgetown @ Loyola

The Greyhounds and Hoyas will go head-to-head in a CBS Sports Network game. Loyola comes into this one after dropping Lehigh in a conference game over the weekend. Georgetown just ended a two-game losing streak with a narrow victory over Providence.

In this game Loyola is the clear favorite. That offense of Pat Spencer, Kevin Lindley, and Chase Scanlan have been deadly all season long. While the Georgetown defense will have their hands full look for the Hoyas offense take advantage of a Loyola defense that still has lapses at times. Daniel Bucaro and Jake Carraway can cause trouble for Jacob Stover and the Loyola defense. 

Marquette @ Notre Dame

On Wednesday the evening the Marquette Golden Eagles will roll into South Bend, IN as they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. This game is more even than many even realize. Both teams are looking to get a good non-conference win with this game. 

Marquette comes into this one after beating St. John’s on Saturday. The Golden Eagles offensive trio of Tanner Thompson, John Wagner, and Andrew Romagnoli pose a certain threat to the Irish. On Notre Dame’s side their young offense has really impressed at times this season.

With Brendan Gleason, Bryan Costabile, and Connor Morin leading the way the Irish can certainly run away with this one, unless Johnny Hulsman and the Marquette defense can step up big time. This is a game that could really go down numerous ways, but certainly could be an offensive shootout. 

Date Home Away Time Watch
4/8 Dartmouth Hartford 4:00 PM Webstream
4/8 Princeton Siena 6:00 PM Webstream
4/8 Loyola Georgetown 7:00 PM CBS Sports Network
4/8 St. Bonaventure Canisius 7:00 PM Webstream
4/8 Syracuse Cornell 7:00 PM ESPNU
4/9 Notre Dame Marquette 4:00 PM Webstream
4/9 Lehigh Robert Morris 5:00 PM Webstream

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