NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Savannah Buchanan and Samantha Lynch each netted hat tricks, but #4 Notre Dame fell to sixth-ranked Northwestern, 15-11, Saturday night at Arlotta Stadium.
The Irish close the regular season with a 13-3 record (5-2 ACC), which matches the 2012 and 2006 Irish squads for the best regular season record in program history.
Notre Dame enter next week’s ACC Championship as the #3 seed. They will take on sixth-seeded Duke on Wednesday, April 24th at 8 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Andie Aldave also scored twice for the Irish while posting a team-high six draw controls. Erin McBride, Maddie Howe and Madison Mote also netted goals for Notre Dame.
Buchanan and Hannah Proctor each caused a game-high four turnovers while Lynch caused three turnovers and Diana Kelly caused a pair. Buchanan also added three draw controls.
As a team, the Irish earned a 21-13 advantage in ground balls over Northwestern.
Senior Samantha Giacolone stopped seven shots in goal for the Irish.
- The 13-3 mark matches the 2012 and 2006 Irish squads for the best regular season record in program history.
- Savannah Buchanan matched her season-high with four caused turnovers (March 31 vs. UNC).
- Samantha Lynch now has nine hat tricks this season.
- Andie Aldave has a program-record 128 draw controls in 2019, and 226 for her career.
The Irish (13-3, 5-2 ACC) head to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, this week to compete in the 2019 ACC Championship. The Irish will enter the tournament as the #3 seed and take on sixth-seeded Duke in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, April 24 at 8 p.m. ET. The entirety of the ACC Tournament is taking place at Alumni Stadium and will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.