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Irish And Orange Set For Top-10 ACC Matchup On Saturday

March 30, 2018

By Robby Hamman

Notre Dame Game NotesNOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 6/7 Notre Dame is back on the road for a pivotal ACC showdown against No. 9/10 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. The opening face-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 31. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and can be streamed on the WatchESPN app or at

Game Details

Location: Syracuse, New York | Carrier Dome
Schedule: Saturday, March 31 — 5 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Live Stats:
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at Sunday’s matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame

The Syracuse Series

  • Saturday will be the 14th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Syracuse. The Irish trail in the all-time series with the Orange, as Notre Dame has a 4-9 record in the matchup.

  • Syracuse escaped Arlotta Stadium with an 11-10 decision in last season’s matchup.

  • The last installment between the two sides in the Carrier Dome came in the 2016 season. The Irish won, dominating the game to the tune of a 17-7 final score. Ryder Garnsey led the team with five goals while Mikey Wynne added four in the victory.

  • The Irish have won three of the last four matchups against Syracuse.

  • Four of the last five games in the series have been decided by one goal.

The 300 Club

  • Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan is one of just four active Division I coaches to reach the 300-win mark.

  • Corrigan has an overall record of 300-150 in his 32 seasons of coaching.

  • The head coach is 290-135 in his 30 seasons at Notre Dame.

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

The Irish X-Man

  • Senior John Travisano Jr. had the best game of his career at the X for Notre Dame, winning 17-of-19 face-offs in a dominating performance against Ohio State (3/25).

  • The 17 face-off wins are a career high for Travisano and the most since Liam O’Connor won 21 against Albany on May 17, 2014.

  • Travisano is 75-of-128 (.586) on face-offs on the season.

Notre Dame Vs. Top-10 Teams

  • Notre Dame is 34-24 against teams ranked in the top 10 in the USILA Coaches Poll since the start of the 2008 season.

  • The Irish are 13-11 against teams ranked in the top five in the USILA Coaches Poll since 2012.

  • Notre Dame is 2-1 this season against ranked teams, recording wins over No. 5/4 Denver (11-9) and No. 7/9 Virginia (9-7) and falling to No. 2/2 Maryland (12-10).

Irish In The ACC

  • The Irish have a combined record of 12-6 in its four seasons of ACC regular season play and 15-9 when including ACC tournament games.

  • Notre Dame also has found success in the ACC tournament, winning the 2014 championship and reaching the title game last season.

  • The Irish went a perfect 4-0 in 2015 to win its first regular-season conference title and followed up with a record of 3-1 in 2016 to claim a share of the regular season championship.

  • Notre Dame has not dropped a conference opener since joining the ACC, posting a mark of 5-0.

  • The Irish hold a 7-3 record over the first four seasons of league play in Arlotta Stadium.

Stifling Defense

  • The Irish have allowed an average of 9.00 goals per game.

  • Notre Dame has held five of its seven opponents to fewer than 10 goals.

  • The Irish defense held both then-No. 5 Denver and then-No. 7 Virginia to their season lows for goals scored in a game.

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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.