PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Then-No. 4/4 Syracuse defeated then-No. 1/1 Notre Dame 11-8 on April 30 to clinch a share of the BIG EAST regular-season championship. The loss was the first this season for the Fighting Irish, who entered the game against Syracuse as the only undefeated men's lacrosse team in Division I. The Orange took over the top ranking in both national polls on Monday, May 2.
Syracuse can win the BIG EAST title outright for the second-straight year with a victory against St. John's in its regular-season finale on Saturday, May 7 at the Carrier Dome. Faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be televised on Time Warner Sports.
The Orange have yet to lose a BIG EAST conference game, posting a 6-0 record in league action last season and currently holding a 5-0 mark in conference play.
The win against Notre Dame took place in front of a season-high 14,751 fans at the Carrier Dome. The largest on-campus crowd in college lacrosse this year, and the fourth-largest gathering to ever see a regular-season game at the Dome.
With the win against Notre Dame, the Orange seniors became the winningest class in school history, recording their 58th victory. The class of 2011 improved to 58-7 since the start of 2008, eclipsing the previous record for wins over a four-year period (57) held by the Class of 1986.