April 10, 2017
By Robby Hamman
Notre Dame Game Notes
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The No. 7/10Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team hosts Marquette on Tuesday at Arlotta Stadium at 4 p.m. in a non-conference clash. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra/ESPN3.
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana | Arlotta Stadium
Schedule: Tuesday, April 11 — 4 p.m. ET
TV: ACC Network Extra/ESPN3
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For a more in-depth look at Saturday’s matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame
The Marquette Series
Saturday will be the fifth meeting all time between Notre Dame and Marquette. The Irish have not lost in the matchup, as Notre Dame has a perfect 4-0 record in the all-time series.
The last installment between the two sides came last season at Arlotta Stadium. The Irish won the game in overtime by a final score of 8-7. Ryder Garnsey, Sergio Perkovic and John Sexton each scored a goal. Former Notre Dame great Matt Kavanagh scored four goals in the victory including the game-winner just 30 seconds into overtime.
The Irish have squared off against the Golden Eagles in each of the last four seasons.
Notre Dame holds a 2-0 edge over Marquette in the series when playing at home.
The 100 Club
- Senior midfielder Sergio Perkovic became just the seventh player in Notre Dame history to reach the 100-career goal milestone against Duke on April 8. Perkovic scored two goals in the game.
- The senior has 101 goals in his career, which represent the most in program history for a midfielder.
- Perkovic is third on the team in 2017 in goals, as he has 13 on the season with nine coming in his last four games.
- Twenty of Perkovic’s goals have come in NCAA Championship games and he has 16 hat tricks in his career.
Last Time Out
The Irish fell to Duke by a final score of 11-8 at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, North Carolina on Saturday, April 8.
Ryder Garnsey and Sergio Perkovic tied for the team lead in points with three apiece. Garnsey, Perkovic and Mikey Wynne each scored two goals and John Sexton and Brendan Gleason each found the back of the net once.
Gleason And Costabile Stepping Up On Offensive End
Gleason ranks fourth on the team in goals with 10 and Costabile is fifth with nine on the year.
Costabile has scored at least one goal in each of the first seven games during his debut season and has 10 points on the year.
Gleason’s is fourth on the squad in points with 13, consisting 10 goals and three assists. Gleason has led the Irish in goals in two of the team’s seven games.
One Of The Toughest Schedules In The Country
Notre Dame has never shied away from scheduling the top teams in the country and this season’s schedule is a prime example of welcoming all challenges. Eight of Notre Dame’s 2017 opponents are currently ranked in at least one of the national polls.
Notre Dame’s 11 regular season opponents entered last weekend with a combined record of 72-28 for a winning percentage of .720, which ranked as the highest of any team’s combined opponents in the country.
The trio has carried much of the offensive load during the 2017 season, combining for 46 goals. Garnsey leads the Irish with 17 goals and Wynne is second with 16. Perkovic has scored 13 times, with nine coming in the last four games.
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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.