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#2 Irish Set To Host Buckeyes

Opening draw set for 3 p.m. ET at Arlotta Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 23

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The second-ranked Irish continue their four-game homestand with a 3 p.m. matchup against Ohio State on Sunday, February 23 at Arlotta Stadium. The contest will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra and admission for all Notre Dame women’s lacrosse home contests is free.

Date/Time: Sunday, February 23 — 3 p.m. ET
Location: Arlotta Stadium — Notre Dame, Ind.
Live Stream: ACC Network Extra
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Game Notes (PDF)


  • Notre Dame jumped to No. 2 in both the IWLCA Poll and the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.
  • The #2 ranking matches the 2004 squad for the highest ranking in program history.
  • The ACC leads all conferences with seven programs ranked in the IWLCA Top 25.
  • Four ACC programs are currently ranked in the top 10 of the IWLCA poll, including North Carolina (#1), Notre Dame (#2), Syracuse (#7) and Virginia (#8).


  • The Irish and Buckeyes are meeting for the 25th time on Sunday.
  • Notre Dame holds an all-time record of 16-8 against Ohio State.
  • The two sides last met on February 22, 2019 when the Irish picked up a 19-10 victory in Columbus.
  • In that contest, Andie Aldave broke her own Irish single-game record with 16 draw controls.
  • Maddie Howe notched six goals and six assists in the win, and her 12 points tied Jillian Byers (April 18, 2009 vs. Connecticut) for the most recorded in a single game in Irish history.
  • As a team, the Irish dished out 17 assists, which eclipsed the previous program-high of 16 (vs. California, February 28, 2016).
  • The 36 points that the Irish racked up against the Buckeyes are also the most recorded in a road game in program history and fall just one shy of tying the all-time program mark (37 vs. California, February 28, 2016).


  • With 11 draw controls in last Sunday’s victory over Central Michigan, junior midfielder Andie Aldave broke Barbara Sullivan’s (‘16) program mark with her 270th career draw control.
  • Aldave also owns the single game (16) and single-season (152) program draw control marks, both of which she also claimed from Sullivan.
  • Senior captain Savannah Buchanan ranks third in program history with 193 draw controls and is poised to join Aldave and Sullivan as the only Irish to eclipse the 200-draw control mark.


  • Junior midfielder Andie Aldave, senior midfielder Savannah Buchanan and junior attacker Maddie Howe were each named to the initial watch list for the 2020 Tewaaraton Award (Feb. 13).
  • All three players earn a spot on the watch list for the second consecutive year. • Aldave was named one of the 25 nominees for the honor a season ago.
  • The Irish have had at least one player named to the watch list every year during head coach Christine Halfpenny’s tenure in South Bend. The annual watch list includes the top 50 men’s and women’s collegiate lacrosse players in the country.
  • Players not named to the initial watch lists have the opportunity to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. Watch list additions, if applicable, will be announced on March 10 and April 2.
  • On April 23, the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 7 and invited to the 19th annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 28.


  • Junior goaltender Bridget Deehan was named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Week on February 18.
  • The honor comes after Deehan anchored a stellar Irish defensive effort with a career-high 12 saves and four ground balls in Notre Dame’s 17-15 road win over third-ranked Northwestern.