2022 Schedule Preview: Syracuse Orange

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The Syracuse Orange are the 56th DI team and first from the ACC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Orange are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 7-6 overall (2-4 ACC). This season will mark the Orange’s first season with Gary Gait at the helm.

Orange’s Schedule:

2/12SyracuseHoly Cross
3/2SyracuseArmy West Point
3/13Johns HopkinsSyracuse
3/19Stony BrookSyracuse
4/2Notre DameSyracuseACC
4/16North CarolinaSyracuseACC
4/30SyracuseNotre DameACC

New Opponents

Cornell, Hobart, Johns Hopkins, Maryland

Team’s Dropped

Robert Morris, Vermont

Key Games

2/26 vs Virginia: The Orange will open up ACC play in late February against the defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers in the Carrier Dome. It’ll be one of two meetings between the two. Last season, the Orange won two ACC contests and both came against the Cavaliers, winning 20-10 in February and 13-11 in April.

3/2 vs Army West Point: Syracuse traditional early-season against the Black Knights comes at the beginning of March. The past few meetings between these two New York foes have been good ones as Army beat Syracuse 18-11 to start the season last season and the Orange won 9-7 in 2020. In 2019, Syracuse beat the Black Knights 10-8 and the year prior the Orange won in triple overtime. Expect another good battle between these two in 2022.

4/11 vs Cornell: After not being able to play the past two seasons, the Orange and Big Red will pick back up their series in 2022. These two teams have met 104 times since 1920 and the past three meetings have gone 2-1 the way of Cornell. Syracuse won the last meeting between the two in 2019, beating the Big Red 13-8.

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