The #8 Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse team narrowly secured a 10-9 victory on the road against the University of North Carolina in a crucial ACC matchup at Chapel Hill. Despite a slow start, the Orange displayed resilience and determination, led by standout performances from key players.

By the Numbers
  • Syracuse improved to 2-1 in ACC play and 10-4 overall.
  • Joey Spallina was involved in 60% of Syracuse's goals with five assists and one scored goal.
  • Collin Krieg, the UNC goalkeeper, made an impressive 17 saves with a 63% save rate.
  • Will Mark, the Syracuse goalkeeper, had 13 saves, achieving a 59% save rate.
Yes, But

UNC put up a strong fight, and their goalkeeper Krieg's exceptional performance challenged the Syracuse offense throughout the game.

State of Play
  • The win marked Syracuse's first victory at Dorrance Field since 2019.
  • Next up, the Orange will face #4 Virginia in a critical matchup to secure a spot in the ACC postseason tournament.
What's Next

Syracuse will host #4 Virginia in their final regular-season game, aiming to secure a strong finish and a chance at qualifying for the NCAA tournament.

Bottom Line

The Syracuse Orange's hard-fought win against UNC sets the stage for a crucial showdown with Virginia, determining their postseason prospects and emphasizing the team's resilience in a challenging season.