It will be No. 1 vs. No. 1 on Friday before what is expected to be a huge and raucous crowd at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Virginia and Syracuse, who are tied for first in the latest USILA coaches’ poll, square off in a 6 p.m. game that will be broadcast live by ESPNU.

ESPNU will also provide live coverage of Saturday’s Princeton-Hopkins showdown.

For more on the game, including notes, rosters and stats for both teams, click here.

You can check out a feature by the Baltimore Sun advancing the clash by clicking here.

Elsewhere in college lax, it will be a busy weekend for Dartmouth.

After playing at Sacred Heart on Saturday, the Big Green will face Mercer on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Darien High School. Mercer is in its inaugural season as a college program.

Here’s a rundown of the weekend schedule:


Virginia at Syracuse, 6 p.m., TV – ESPNU

Lafayette at Penn, 7 p.m.

Mercer at Yale, 7 p.m.


Cornell at Army, noon

UMBC at North Carolina, noon

Dartmouth at Sacred Heart, noon

Princeton at Johns Hopkins, 1 p.m. TV- ESPNU

Harvard at Hofstra, 1 p.m.

Georgetown at St. John’s, 1 p.m.

Holy Cross at Quinnipiac, 1 p.m.

Stony Brook at Marist, 1 p.m.

Towson at Mount St. Mary’s, 1 p.m.

Villanova at Fairfield, 1 p.m.

Manhattan vs. Air Force at Denver, 1 p.m.

Maryland at Duke, 1 p.m.

Bellarmine at Loyola, 1 p.m.

Brown at UMass, 1 p.m.

Bryant at Vermont, 1 p.m.

Rutgers at St. Joseph’s, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Denver, 1:30 p.m.

Ohio State at Penn State, 1:30 p.m.

Hartford at Siena, 2 p.m.

Binghamton at Canisius, 2 p.m.

Delaware at Albany, 3 p.m.


Mercer vs. Dartmouth at Darien High School, 1 p.m.

Drexel at Notre Dame, 1 p.m.

Presbyterian at Providence, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville vs. Air Force at Denver, 1 p.m.

Lehigh at Detroit, 2 p.m.

Manhattan at Denver, 3:30 p.m.

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8 Responses to “It's No. 1 vs. No. 1 as Cuse, UVa clash Friday night on ESPNU”

  1. BigBadBear says:

    best game of the season so far…I’m going UVa in a close one..better depth at middie will be the main differennce..(assuming, of course, that everyone plays)..11 – 10, ‘hoos

    • Lax Guy says:

      I agree, the last three times these teams played during the regular season Virginia won. Plus I thought Cuse was pretty sloppy in the second half against Army last weekend.

      • BigBadBear says:

        guess we were both wrong! but it was a sloppy game that also got a bit chippy at the end, still fun to watch…looks like Desko will be playing Jo Jo a lot more at middie, I think Palasek played most of the second half at X..the biggest difference in this game for me was that the ‘cuse close D dominated the UVa offense inside, while UVa’s close D let Desko roam around too much…

        On to Hop for the day, big game for both the Jays and the Tigers…

        • Lax Novice says:

          I’m thinking that Dom Starsia will suspend the team manager in charge of keeping Shamel Bratton hydrated for their next game.

          Surprisingly easy win for Princeton today, 8-3 over Hopkins at Homewood.

          • BigBadBear says:

            Jays never got off the bus..oh wait, they were home..Petro still screaming..
            More surprised by Duke over MD

        • Lax Guy says:

          Palasek had a couple nice looks, shots just didnt fall. I agree with you on Cuse close D, second half they stoned anyone who came near the crease. I thought Gitleman (spelling) had a rough start in the cage, but he played well in the second half. Entertaining game

  2. Chris says:


    Sunday, March 27th from 11-2:30 (two 90 min. sessions with a lunch break)
    For grades 3-10 all players welcome

    Featuring John Carrozza and Jordan Levine of the MLL, Jamie Ireland of Syracuse University, Dennis Butler, All-American Goalie and the Pleasantville high school staff and players.

    Come join us for a day of preseason tune-up to get ready for the spring. Cost is $40 for Pleasantville Residents and $50 for non-residents. All proceeds benefit the PHS Booster club. Burgers and Hot Dogs will be for sale as well.

    Register early by sending an email to with your son’s age, position and US Lacrosse number.

    This is a great way to shake off the rust before the season starts, sign up now!!

  3. SAVE!!!! says:

    Speaking of clinics. My son has taken the sessions of Lew Janavey’s goalie clinic at the Training zone in Cortlandt. If you have a son or daughter who is a goalie at any level this is a must. Lew does a great job of working on the things that are neglected by coaches mainly due to time restraints in normal practices. My son is not only better, but more confident to know the little things that help him out. Big part was Lew teaches them how to do drills, and things to help themselves out, throughout the season. I do not usually make a big deal about these classes, and clinics. However it is hard to find people that work with goalies and touch on ALL these aspects. Look into it.

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