No. 1 Syracuse men (7-0) at No. 2 Notre Dame (5-1)

Saturday, noon


Outlook: The Orange have throttled their opponents, leading Division I in scoring margin (7.7) and emerging as the only undefeated team in the country. But they have played just one game away from the Carrier Dome, and they meet a Fighting Irish squad that has won its last five games at home. Both teams are ranked in the top 10 in offense and defense and feature Tewaaraton candidates in Syracuse senior attackman Kevin Rice (15 goals and 20 assists) and Notre Dame junior attackman Matt Kavanagh (13, 14).

Edward Lee

No. 7 Virginia women (7-4) at No. 2 Boston College (10-0)

Saturday, 1 p.m.

Outlook: Virginia has a 12-2 edge in the series and won last year's meeting, 16-14, but the Eagles have already beaten the two teams expected to vie for the Atlantic Coast Conference title, Syracuse (10-9) and North Carolina (10-9 in overtime). At 4-0 in the ACC, Boston College has four players with more than 10 goals and more than 32 assists, led by Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) with 29 goals and 13 assists. The Cavaliers, led by Liza Blue (Garrison Forest), are 1-2 in the ACC with a win over Duke (13-10) and losses to North Carolina (10-7) and Syracuse (14-13).

Katherine Dunn

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