Syracuse men’s lacrosse cancels May 8 game against Utah

Syracuse’s matchup with Utah, originally scheduled for May 8, has been canceled, the team announced Wednesday. The team did not specify a reason for the cancellation and said it doesn’t currently have plans to reschedule a home game on that date.

The game was originally set to be the Orange’s final game of the regular season and would be played in the Carrier Dome. Now, they’ll play their final two games on the road against Virginia and Notre Dame on April 24 and May 1, respectively.

Syracuse’s season schedule now includes 11 games with five nonconference opponents. The Orange play Albany on Thursday for their final nonconference game of the season. After that, they welcome No. 3 North Carolina to the Dome on April 17 for SU’s last home game.

The Atlantic Coast Conference will not have a tournament this season, so the regular season champion will also be crowned conference championship. Syracuse currently sits in last place in the conference, at 4-3, while Duke is the only remaining undefeated team, at 10-0.

Inside Lacrosse still ranks SU at No. 9, putting all five ACC teams in the top nine teams in the country, along with No. 2 Maryland, No. 5 Denver, No. 7 Lehigh and No. 8 Rutgers.

If the Orange did qualify for the NCAA Tournament, they could potentially have three weeks without a game. The NCAA quarterfinals begin May 22, with Notre Dame and Hofstra as host sites.