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No. 1 Syracuse women's lacrosse takes on No. 19 Clemson Saturday afternoon

Meaghan Tyrrell attacks the offensive zone in SU's 15-7 win over Notre Dame on March 11.

Syracuse women’s lacrosse remains undefeated as they took down No. 11 Virginia last Saturday, winning 21-9. This game was the third one of the season where the Orange scored double digits against their opponent. Syracuse is currently 13-0 and 6-0 in the ACC. Clemson is a new opponent on the schedule and they’re currently No. 19 in the standings. This is the first time Syracuse will host the Tigers for an ACC matchup.

Clemson is 10-4 for the regular season and 2-4 in ACC in their first season as a program.

During Saturday’s game, Emma Ward landed a seventh-place spot on Syracuse’s single season record list after a pair of assists. Ward also added four goals, giving the mid-season all-American a total of six points.

Meaghan Tyrell led the team with six goals. The grad student is on the brink of history. She’s just 10 points away of placing second place on career points list for Syracuse and 13 away from first. Head coach Kayla Treanor leads with 393, Katie Rowan has 396 and M. Tyrrell is in third with 383.

The Orange have two regular season matchups left and one home game against Boston College on Thursday April 20. Syracuse is on a 13-game winning streak and is looking for another victory against the Tigers.

Clemson marks Syracuse’s eighth ranked opponent they’ve played this season. The Orange have continued to dominate and show why they are ranked No. 1 in the country. SU is the top team in the land for the third straight week, it’s longest stretch at No.1 in program history

The Tigers can present some challenges. Clemson scores 16.5 goals per game, second best in the conference behind only SU. It also allows just 7.39 scores per contest, best in the ACC. The Tigers rank within the conference’s top five in assists, shots on goal per game, woman up goals per game, ground balls per game, turnovers per game, and caused turnovers per game.

Despite it being its first season Clemson has established itself and the underlying numbers show the Tigers are not only ranked, but they deserve to be.

With the Dome occupied by Monster Jam, Syracuse plays Clemson on Saturday April 8, at 2 p.m. at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.