NOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 12/12 Notre Dame welcomes ACC foe Syracuse to Arlotta Stadium for a key conference match at noon ET Saturday, March 30. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU and will be available to stream via the WatchESPN app or on WatchESPN.com.
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana | Arlotta Stadium
Schedule: Saturday, March 30 — 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
- 50″ Flat Screen Smart LED TV
- Games promotion will be offered: March 30 vs. Syracuse, April 14 vs. Cornell, April 20 vs. North Carolina
- Fans enter-to-win at main entrance of Arlotta Stadium
- TV’s given away during 1st and 3rd quarter breaks
- Winner must be present
- Presented by ABC57
THE SYRACUSE SERIES
- Saturday will be the 15th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Syracuse. The Irish trail in the all-time series with the Orange, as Notre Dame has a 4-10 record in the matchup.
- Syracuse escaped Arlotta Stadium with an 11-10 decision in last season’s matchup.
- The Irish have won three of the last five matchups against Syracuse.
- Four of the last six games in the series have been decided by one goal.
NOTRE DAME VS. TOP-10 TEAMS
- Notre Dame is 36-28 against teams ranked in the top 10 in the USILA Coaches Poll since the start of the 2008 season, including a mark of 2-1 in 2019.
- The Irish are 14-13 since 2012 against teams ranked in the top five in the USILA Coaches Poll.
- Notre Dame has two wins this season against teams ranked at the time of the game, defeating No. 2 Maryland (3/3/19) and No. 8 Denver (3/9/19).
IRISH IN THE ACC
- The Irish have a combined record of 12-10 in its five seasons of ACC regular season play and 17-13 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.
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 four games.
- Jackoboice has 17 points on the season off nine goals and eight assists.
- The midfielder has posted at least three points in each of his last four outings, including a career high four points (2G, 2A) against Virginia.
SENSATIONAL SECOND QUARTERS
- The Irish have played their best lacrosse this season in second quarters, outscoring opponents 28-8 over the six games.
- Notre Dame has allowed just one goal apiece in six of seven 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 1.57 caused turnovers per game rank four in the ACC.
- Cohen also excels in scooping up ground balls. The sophomore’s 28 (4.0 per game) rank second on the team. The only Irish player with more is FOGO Charlie Leonard.
- The defenseman is coming off an impressive performance against No. 5 Ohio State, causing a season-high three turnovers and recording six ground balls.
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 308-156 in his 32 seasons of coaching.
- The head coach is 298-142 in his 30 seasons at Notre Dame.
- Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.
- 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 87-of-157 face-offs (55.4%) on the season as the primary FOGO for the Irish and has scored four goals.
- The Irish have five players with 16 or more points entering Saturday’s game.
- Senior attackman Brendan Gleason (12G, 8A) leads the team in points and Bryan Costabile (16G, 2A) and Brian Willetts (15G, 3A) each have 18.
- Sophomore Wheaton Jackoboice (8G, 8A) has 17 points, while sophomore attackman Connor Morin (11G, 5A) has 16 points.
- 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 seven games of the season. The Irish are allowing 9.71 goals per game in 2019, holding Richmond (9), Detroit Mercy (6), No. 8 Denver (7) and Michigan (9) to fewer than 10 scores.
- The Irish have caused 59 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.
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