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Irish Welcome Denver For Non-Conference Clash

March 9, 2018

By Robby Hamman

Notre Dame Game Notes

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 10/11 Notre Dame renews its rivalry with No. 4/5 Denver this weekend at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 10, at Arlotta Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and can be streamed on the WatchESPN app or at

Game Details

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana | Arlotta Stadium
Schedule: Saturday, March 10 — 2:30 p.m. ET
TV: ESPNU | Live Stream
Live Stats:
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at Saturday’s matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame

The Denver Series

  • Saturday will be the 24th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Denver. The Irish lead the all-time series 14-9.

  • The last installment between the two sides came in the 2017 NCAA Championship quarterfinals in Hemptstead, New York. Denver won by a final score of 16-4.

  • Five of the last eight meetings have gone into at least one overtime session.

  • Seven of the last nine installments in the series have been decided by one goal.

  • The last Irish victory in the series came during the 2013 season, as Notre Dame won by a final score of 13-12 in overtime in Denver.

Notre Dame Vs. Top 10 Teams

  • Notre Dame is 32-24 against teams ranked in the top 10 in the USILA Coaches Poll since the start of the 2008 season.

  • The Irish are 12-11 against teams ranked in the top five in the USILA Coaches Poll since 2012.

  • The last Irish win over a team ranked in the top five came with a 7-6 victory over No. 4 Duke on April 28, 2017, at Koskinen Stadium in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.

Home Non-Con Success

  • The Irish enter Saturday’s matchup winners of eight straight non-conference regular-season home games.

  • Notre Dame is 2-0 at home this season against non-conference opponents and the team went a perfect 4-0 last season.

  • The last non-conference loss Notre Dame suffered at home was against Denver in a 9-8 decision on March 13, 2016.

A Balanced Attack

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

  • Bryan Costabile and Ryder Garnsey are tied for the team lead with nine points apiece. Costabile leads the Irish in goals scored with seven while Garnsey has six.

  • Mikey Wynne and Brendan Gleason have each added eight points on the season. Wynne has six goals and two assists while Gleason has four goals and four assists.

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

Moving Up In The Ranks

  • Senior attackman Mikey Wynne ranks sixth in program history in career goals with 112. (Full rankings in sidebar on page 4).

  • Wynne passed former teammate and 2017 graduate Sergio Perkovic (110) with two goals at Maryland (3/3).

  • Wynne is just the eighth player in program history to surpass the 100-goal mark, as he scored three times against Army in the final regular-season game of the 2017 season on May 6 to reach the milestone.

The Toughest Schedule In The Country

  • Lacrosse Reference released its estimated strength of schedule prior to the start of the 2018 season for each team and determined the Irish have the toughest slate.

  • Irish opponents have a record of 46-15 entering the weekend of play for a win percentage of .754, which is the highest in the country.

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

  • Seven of the teams on the upcoming 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.