March 25, 2017
By Megan Golden
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The No. 15 University of Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team heads east for its fourth straight road game against No. 4 Syracuse at Noon ET on Sunday at the Carrier Dome.
The Irish (8-4, 2-1) will face their fourth top-10 opponent in the Orange (8-2, 2-0). Notre Dame owns a 1-2 record in those contests.
WHAT: No. 15 Notre Dame vs. No. 4 Syracuse
WHEN: Sunday, March 26 at Noon ET
WHERE: Carrier Dome (Syracuse, New York)
LIVE STREAM: ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN
History vs. Syracuse
Notre Dame owns a 6-17 record all-time against Syracuse, including a 1-8 record on the road.
The Irish lost to Syracuse, 9-5, in the teams’ most recent matchup on April 29 in the ACC Championship. Notre Dame last defeated the Orange on April 7, 2016, when it topped Syracuse, 12-11, in overtime on the road.
By the Numbers
Notre Dame ranks first in the ACC in ground balls per game (20.83) and caused turnovers per game (11.58). The Irish own 250 ground balls and 139 caused turnovers and a +3.8 average margin of victory (165 GF/120 GA).
The Irish and Virginia Tech lead the conference with 12 games played. Just five ACC teams have played at least 10 games this season.
Freshman Savannah Buchanan has tallied 20 points on 16 goals and four assists. The midfielder has collected 25 ground balls, 33 draws and 20 caused turnovers this season.
Buchanan has started each of the last three games and has scored three goals with five ground balls, six draw controls and two caused turnovers.
Sunday’s game will be broadcast by the ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN. For a closer, behind-the-scenes look at the Irish women’s lacrosse program, follow @NDWomensLax on Twitter.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.