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#4 Notre Dame Ready To Face Buckeyes At Ohio Stadium

March 23, 2018

By Robby Hamman

Notre Dame Game NotesNOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 4/4 Notre Dame hits the road for a Sunday showdown with Ohio State at noon ET on March 25. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and can be streamed on the WatchESPN app or at

Game Details

Location: Columbus, Ohio | Ohio Stadium
Schedule: Sunday, March 25 — Noon ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Live Stats:
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at Sunday’s matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame

The Ohio State Series

  • Sunday will be the 43rd meeting all time between Notre Dame and Ohio State. The Irish lead the all-time series with the Buckeyes, holding a 33-9 advantage in the matchup.

  • The last installment between the two sides came last season at Arlotta Stadium. The Irish won by a final score of 12-7.
  • The Irish have won each of the last 15 matchups with Ohio State, including the 9-0 shutout at Arlotta Stadium on March 21, 2015, which is the last time the Irish held an opponent scoreless in a game.

  • Notre Dame holds a 13-6 edge over the Buckeyes in the series when playing at Ohio State.

Countdown To 300

  • Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan is one win shy of reaching the 300-win milestone for his coaching career.

  • Corrigan has an overall record of 299-150 in his 32 seasons of coaching.

  • The head coach is 289-135 in his 30 seasons at Notre Dame.

  • Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.

Sexton Showing Out

  • Senior LSM John Sexton has been regarded as one of the top LSMs in the country over the last couple of seasons and he is proving his merit in 2018.

  • Sexton has 21 ground balls, seven caused turnovers and two goals over five games this season.

  • The senior’s best performances have come in the last two games, as Sexton has combined to scoop 15 groundballs, force six turnovers and score a goal.

  • Earlier this season, Sexton was the only men’s lacrosse player to earn the ACC’s Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, a postgraduate scholarship.

A Balanced Attack

  • Through six games this season, the Irish have shared the wealth in the attack, as four players currently have 14 or more points.

  • The trio of Brendan Gleason, Bryan Costabile and Ryder Garnsey lead the team in points with 17.

  • Costabile paces the Irish in goals scored with 15, while Gleason has dished out the most assist on the team with seven.

  • Mikey Wynne has also recorded double-digit goal totals for the season, finding the back of the net 11 times during his senior campaign.

  • The Irish have had a different player lead the team in scoring in four of the first six games of 2018 – Bryan Costabile (5 goals, Detroit), Brendan Gleason (3 goals, Richmond), Ryder Garnsey (4 goals, Maryland), Gleason again (4 goals, Denver), Wynne (4 goals, Virginia) and Garnsey (5 goals, Michigan).

Winning Time

  • Notre Dame has played its best lacrosse when it has needed it most, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 23-12 in the fourth quarter this season.

  • The Irish have outscored five of their six opponents in the final frame this season.

  • Virginia led the Irish 7-6 entering the fourth quarter but Notre Dame outscored the Cavaliers 3-0 to secure the 9-7 win.

  • Trailing Detroit 6-5 heading into the fourth quarter of the season opener, the Irish offense came alive and scored five times in the last 15 minutes to take the victory 10-7.

  • The Irish and Richmond were tied at 6-6 heading to the final frame and Notre Dame outscored the Spiders 5-1 to win the contest 11-7.

Toughest Schedule In The Country

  • Irish opponents have a record of 59-27 entering Wednesday’s game for a win percentage of .686, which is the highest in the country.

  • Seven of Notre Dame’s 2018 opponents are currently ranked in at least one of the national polls, with four residing in the top 10.

  • Seven of the teams on the schedule made the NCAA Championship field last season, including three of the four semifinal teams.

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Robby Hamman joined Fighting Irish Media as athletics communications assistant director in September 2016, coordinating efforts for the volleyball and men’s lacrosse program. Hamman is a 2010 graduate of Bethel College, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in sport management and business administration, and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Defiance College in 2013.