NOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 9/7 Notre Dame travels to Koskinen Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, for an ACC conference clash with No. 8/6 Duke at noon ET Saturday, April 6. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU and will be available to stream via the WatchESPN app or on WatchESPN.com.
Location: Durham, North Carolina | Koskinen Stadium
Schedule: Saturday, April 6 — Noon ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Live Stats: UND.com
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at Saturday’s matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame
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 309-156 in his 32 seasons of coaching.
- The head coach is 299-142 in his 30 seasons at Notre Dame and is one win away from becoming just the third coach in Division I history to reach the 300-win milestone.
- Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.
THE DUKE SERIES
- Saturday will be the 23rd meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Duke. The Irish trail in the series with the Blue Devils, as Notre Dame has a 9-13 record in the matchup.
- The the two sides split the season series in 2018. The Blue Devils won the regular-season matchup at Arlotta Stadium, handing Notre Dame an 8-2 defeat. The Irish bounced back in the semifinals of the ACC tournament and discarded the Blue Devils by a score of 14-11 en route to winning the ACC Championship title.
NOTRE DAME VS. TOP-10 TEAMS
- Notre Dame is 37-28 against teams ranked in the top 10 in the USILA Coaches Poll since the start of the 2008 season, including a mark of 3-1 in 2019.
- The Irish are 14-13 since 2012 against teams ranked in the top five in the USILA Coaches Poll.
- Notre Dame has three wins this season against teams ranked in the top 10 at the time of the game, defeating No. 2 Maryland (3/3/19), No. 8 Denver (3/9/19) and No. 8 Syracuse (3/30/19).
IRISH IN THE ACC
- The Irish have a combined record of 13-10 in its five seasons of ACC regular season play and 18-13 when ACC Championship games are included.
- Notre Dame has won two ACC Championship titles in its five seasons in the league, winning the 2014 and 2018 championships.
- The Irish went a perfect 4-0 in 2015 to win its first regular-season conference title and followed with a record of 3-1 in 2016 to claim a share of the regular-season championship.
COSTABILE COMES UP CLUTCH
- Junior Byran Costabile scored a team-high five goals for the Irish in the 13-10 win over No. 8 Syracuse, including two big insurance scores in the fourth quarter.
- Costabile earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week (4/1/19) honors for his performance following the Syracuse game.
- The midfielder leads the team in goals on the season with 21 and has 68 goals in his career.
JACKOBOICE STEPPING UP
- In his first season as a starter, midfielder Wheaton Jackoboice has come on strong in the last month, playing his best lacrosse of his career over the last five games.
- The midfielder has posted at least three points in each of his last five outings, including career-high four-point outputs (2G, 2A) against Virginia and Syracuse.
- Jackoboice has 21 points on the season off 11 goals and a team-high 10 assists.
SENSATIONAL SECOND QUARTERS
- The Irish have played their best lacrosse this season in second quarters, outscoring opponents 33-10 over the eight games.
- Notre Dame has allowed just one goal apiece in six of eight second stanzas this season.
- The team’s best second-quarter performance came at No. 11 Virginia, outscoring the Cavaliers 6-1.
COHEN CAUSING HAVOC
- Sophomore defenseman Arden Cohen leads the Irish in caused turnovers with 11 on the season. His average of 1.4 caused turnovers per game rank fourth in the ACC.
- Cohen also excels in scooping up ground balls. The sophomore’s 28 (3.5 per game) rank second on the team. The only Irish player with more is FOGO Charlie Leonard.
- Junior FOGO Charlie Leonard turned in one of the best performances at the X in program history against Michigan, winning 20-of-24 face-offs.
- Leonard won the majority of the face-offs cleanly, recording a career-high 16 ground balls against the Wolverines.
- The junior has won 97-of-182 face-offs (53.3%) on the season as the primary FOGO for the Irish and has scored four goals.
- The Irish have five players with 18 or more points entering Saturday’s game.
- Senior attackman Brendan Gleason (15G, 9A) leads the team in points and junior Bryan Costabile (21G, 2A) paces the teams in goals.
- Sophomore Wheaton Jackoboice (11G, 10A) leads the Irish in assists, while junior Brian Willetts (16G, 3A) and sophomore attackman Connor Morin(12G, 6A) round out the attack.
- Eight Notre Dame players have recorded the first goals of their career in 2019 (Connor Morin, Griffin Westlin, Charlie Leonard, Wheaton Jackoboice, Quinn McCahon, Mo Mirer, John Hallenbeck and Stephen Chase).
- Notre Dame’s dominating defense has picked up right where it left off from 2018 in the first eight games of the season.
- The Irish are allowing 9.75 goals per game in 2019 to rank 13th in the country, holding Richmond (9), Detroit Mercy (6), No. 8 Denver (7) and Michigan (9) to fewer than 10 scores.
- The Irish have caused 69 turnovers this season.
- The Irish allowed an average of 9.6 goals per game to rank 18th in the country in 2018, despite facing some of the most potent attacks at the DI level.
- Notre Dame held 10 of its 15 opponents to fewer than 10 goals in 2018.
- The Irish returned all three starting close defensemen from last season’s squad along with their goalkeeper.
The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team pursues excellence on and off the field through the three pillars in which the program is built: Character, Culture & Community. These three foundational values guide the promise of the program, which is to provide its student-athletes with the most compelling and enriching experience in all of college athletics. Through academics, competition, service and travel, the program aims to immerse its players in situations that enhance their student-athlete experience to help them become the people, students and teammates they aspire to be.
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