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What to Watch For: Football against LSU, men’s soccer hosts Pittsburgh

Logan Reidsma | Photo Editor / The Daily Orange

Long snapper Matt Keller (47) was given a scholarship out of high school. SU special teams coordinator Tim Daoust said he was worth the investment.

Football

Opponent: No. 8 Louisiana State
Where: Carrier Dome
When: Saturday, noon

When Leonard Fournette — the “most talented” back Scott Shafer’s ever faced — and the No. 8-ranked Tigers come to the Carrier Dome Saturday, the team will face Zack Mahoney, who started the season deep down on the depth chart.

Let us know what you think will happen on the poll or in the comments below.

More: Read all of The Daily Orange’s SU-LSU coverage here

Riley Bunch | Staff Photographer

Riley Bunch | Staff Photographer

Men’s Soccer

Opponent: Pittsburgh
Where: SU Soccer Stadium
When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Miles Robinson jumped higher than the goalie and headed the ball in for his first goal. On Tuesday, he scored on another header. Three of SU’s four goals in the prior two games came on set pieces. Robinson and the Orange (4-2-1, 0-1-1 Atlantic Coast) will try to extend its string of success on set pieces against Pittsburgh (4-2-1, 0-2) on Friday.

More: Syracuse finds reliable source of offense in set pieces

Logan Reidsma | Photo Editor

Logan Reidsma | Photo Editor

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

Opponent: Bronze Medal Game and Gold Medal Game
Where: Carrier Dome
When: Sunday 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Oren Lyons, former Syracuse lacrosse goalkeeper and current Onondaga Nation legend, brought international lacrosse to central New York in 2015 for the WILC. The 13-team tournament culminates with the medal rounds in the Carrier Dome Sunday. American star Casey Powell plays in the tournament at 39 years old.

More: Read all of The Daily Orange’s WILC coverage here

Logan Reidsma | Photo Editor

Logan Reidsma | Photo Editor

Field Hockey

Opponent: No. 4 Virginia and No. 17 Boston University
Where: J.S. Coyne Stadium
When: Friday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Emma Lamison, who scored nine goals and tallied eight assists in 39 career games at Northeastern, transferred to Syracuse this season and has contributed right away. She’s added five goals and two assists in just her first seven games. The No. 2 Syracuse offense will need that firepower when it takes on two of the nation’s top talents this weekend in undefeated Virginia and No. 17 Boston University.

More: Lamison flourishes in first season with versatile Syracuse offense

Women’s Soccer

Opponent: at No. 2 North Carolina and at No. 10 Virginia Tech
Where: Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Blacksburg, Virginia
When: Thursday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.

Maddie Pack is a quiet, unassuming defender. “Pack is there, but if you don’t look closely, you might not even know.” Yet she uses the calm to her advantage. Shes played in all 10 games her freshman season and started nine of them. She’s been a staple of a Syracuse back line that has allowed just 1.3 goals per game and allowed two or more goals in just two of 10 games.

More: Maddie Pack impresses with calm presence on Syracuse’s back line

Volleyball

Opponent: Boston College and at Clemson
Where: SU Women’s Building and Clemson, South Carolina
When: Friday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.

Silvi Uattara wasn’t exactly what volleyball head coach Leonid Yelin was looking for, but four years later, she’s record 1,307 career kills — seventh-best all-time for SU. She came into this season ranked second in Orange history with a career average of 3.62 kills per set. “She wasn’t the player Syracuse originally wanted, she’s been one of the best it’s ever had.”

More: Silvi Uattara blossoms into Syracuse’s best player as senior

Tennis

Opponent: Princeton Invite
Where: Princeton, New Jersey
When: Friday to Sunday

Ice Hockey

Opponent: Queens
Where: Tennity Ice Pavilion
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

Ice Hockey kicks off its season Sunday when it hosts Queens in Tennity.

Cross Country

Opponent: Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown
Where: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
When: Friday, 3 p.m.

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