UNC, Syracuse renew acquaintances
Familiar foes will collide in Sundayâs 1 p.m. Atlantic Coast Conference womenâs lacrosse championship match at Sports Backers Stadium.
Top-seeded North Carolina (15-2) and second-seeded Syracuse (15-5) will meet for the third consecutive year in the final match of the ACC season. Expect drama. North Carolina won last year in overtime. Syracuse won in overtime in 2015. Sundayâs winner will receive the ACCâs automatic invitation to the NCAA Division I playoffs.
The Orange visited North Carolina two weeks ago and returned with a 13-11 victory â UNCâs only loss in its past 22 ACC contests.
Syracuse earned its berth in the title game with Friday’s late-night 15-12 semifinal victory over Virginia.
âWe can play better,â said Orange coach Gary Gait. âWeâll have to play betterâ against the Tar Heels.