Friday, March 25, 2011

Villanova-Syracuse Lax Preview

Kevin Cunningham
Editor's Note: I very rarely cover lacrosse, but I do follow the team and go to at least a game a year and preferably more, and this is simply too big of a game for me to ignore.  

Tomorrow at 7PM, the #7 ranked Villanova lacrosse team will host number one ranked #1 Syracuse in what is perhaps the biggest game since the Big East started sponsoring the sport last season. 

Let's start out with the facts:
  1. Villanova has never beaten The Orange in three all time meetings, including a 20-6 destruction last season in the Carrier Dome
  2. Syracuse is 6-0 this season, but they have yet to play an away game.  It seems as if head coach John Desko has learned a little from Jim Boeheim on how to schedule the early season (but Boeheim  would never schedule a good team unless he had to.)
Players to look out for on Villanova-
Brian Karalunas - Leading the nation in turnovers caused, averaging 4.63 per game.  Karalunas also leads the team with 35 ground balls on the season.
Kevin Cunningham- With 13 goals and 20 assists, Cunningham is accounting for 24 percent of the team's points.
Players to look out for on Syracuse-
Everyone.. they're good.

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