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Irish Set To Host Michigan In Midweek Matchup

March 20, 2018

By Robby Hamman

Notre Dame Game Notes NOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 4/4 Notre Dame welcomes Michigan for a midweek matchup at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 21, at Arlotta Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra, which can be streamed on the WatchESPN app or at

Game Details

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana | Arlotta Stadium
Schedule: Wednesday, March 21 — 4 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Live Stats:
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at Wednesday’s matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame

The Michigan Series

  • Sunday will be the third meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Michigan. The Irish are a perfect 2-0 in the series.

  • The two programs first met in 2015 and the Irish came away with a 17-8 victory in Ann Arbor.

  • Last season the Irish and Wolverines played at Arlotta Stadium on February 26, with Notre Dame winning by a score of 16-5. The Irish outscored Michigan 9-1 in the second half and held the Wolverine attack scoreless for the final 28:50 of the contest

  • Mikey Wynne led the Irish in scoring with three goals in last season’s win.

Protect This House

  • Since the beginning of the 2015 season, the Irish are 24-2 when playing at Notre Dame.

  • The Irish are a perfect 4-0 this season heading into the matchup with Michigan, allowing fewer than 10 goals in each of the four home contests.

  • Notre Dame went 7-0 in 2015, 7-1 in 2016 and 6-1 in 2017.

Notre Dame Sweeps Weekly ACC Honors

  • For the first time this season the Irish swept the weekly Atlantic Coast Conference honors.

  • Senior LSM John Sexton was selected as the ACC Defensive Player of the Week after recording career highs in caused turnovers (5) and ground balls (8) in the win over Virginia.

  • Senior attackman Mikey Wynne earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week accolades after scoring a season-high four goals on just four shots to lead the Irish attack against the Cavaliers.

Winning Time

  • Notre Dame has played its best lacrosse when it has needed it most, outscoring opponents by a combined score of 17-7 in the fourth quarter this season.

  • The Irish have outscored four of their five 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.

Gleason Going Off

  • Junior Brendan Gleason leads the team in points with 15 this season (10 goals, 5 assists).

  • The midfielder turned attackman was named to the USILA Team of the Week following his four-goal performance in the 11-9 win over No. 5/4 Denver (3/10).

  • Gleason had a day to remember against Richmond, matching his career high in points with six (3 goals, 3 assists) in the victory.

  • Gleason has five career hat tricks, two coming this season.

A Balanced Attack

  • Through five games this season, the Irish have shared the wealth in the attack, as four players currently have 10 or more points.

  • Brendan Gleason leads the team in points with 15 (10 goals, 5 assists). Bryan Costabile leads the Irish in goals scored with 12 on the year.

  • Mikey Wynne has 13 points (10 goals, 3 assists) and Ryder Garnsey has 10 (6 goals, 4 assists) during the 2018 campaign.

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

Dominating Defense

  • Despite playing a loaded schedule against some of the most potent attacking teams in the country, the Irish rank 10th in the nation in goals allowed per game.

  • The Irish have allowed an average of 8.40 goals per game.
  • Notre Dame has held four of its five opponents to fewer than 10 goals.
  • The Irish defense held both No. 5 Denver and 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.