NOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 6 Notre Dame will hit the road for its first game away from home in 2019, as the Irish will face Richmond at noon on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Robins Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ($)ESPN+ and can be found on the WatchESPN app or at WatchESPN.com.
Location: Richmond, Virginia | Robins Stadium
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 23 — Noon p.m. ET
Live Stream: ($)ESPN+ via WatchESPN
Live Stats: UND.com
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For a more in-depth look at Saturday’s matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame
THE RICHMOND SERIES
• Saturday will be the second meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Richmond. The Irish are 1-0 in the series.
• The Irish and Titans played last season on Feb. 24, as Notre Dame earned a 11-7 win.
• Brendan Gleason and Bryan Costabile combined to score five goals in last season’s win over Richmond.
COSTABILE’S CAREER NIGHT
• For the second straight season, midfielder Bryan Costabile turned in a career performance, tying his career high for goals in a match with five in the win over Detroit Mercy.
• Costabile has now scored a combined 10 goals over Notre Dame’s last two season openers, as he also scored five times in the 2018 win over Detroit Mercy.
• The Irish attack put up 19 goals on the scoreboard in the season-opening win over Detroit Mercy.
• The 19 goals are the most the Irish have scored in a game since defeating Dartmouth 20-8 on Feb. 28, 2015.
• The 19 goals are the most the Irish have scored in a season opener since also scoring 19 to begin the 2014 season.
• The 13-goal win is the largest margin of victory in an opener since the team defeated Canisius by a score of 21-5 to start the 1993 campaign.
• Stephen Chase, Griffin Westlin (2), Charlie Leonard (2), Quinn McCahon, Connor Morin and Wheaton Jackoboice each scored the first goals of their careers against the Titans.
• Notre Dame’s dominating defense picked up right where it left off in the opener against Detroit Mercy. The Irish allowed just six goals against the Titans.
• Even more impressively, the Irish held Detroit Mercy scoreless for a stretch of 31:55 between the second and fourth quarters.
• The Irish allowed an average of 8.6 goals per game to rank ninth 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 defense held Virginia (twice) and Duke to season lows for goals scored in a game last season.
• The Irish returned all three starting close defensemen from last season’s squad along with their goalkeeper.
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 305-153 in his 32 seasons of coaching.
• The head coach is 295-139 in his 30 seasons at Notre Dame.
• Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.
OWNING THE OPENERS
• Notre Dame is 32-7 all-time in season openers, including a 26-5 record in the Kevin Corrigan era.
• The Irish have won a program-record 17 straight season openers.
• Notre Dame opened the 2019 season with a 19-6 win over Detroit Mercy on February 16 in Loftus Sports Center.
• The Irish last dropped a season opener in 2002, a 10-9 overtime setback at home against Penn State.
• In home openers, the Irish are 35-4 in program history and 28-3 under Corrigan.
FANTASTIC FEBRUARYS FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH
• Notre Dame is 28-1 in its last 29 games played in February dating back to the 2006 season. Fighting Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan is 36-5 in the month of February during his Notre Dame tenure.
• Last season the Irish picked up a pair of wins in February, defeating Detroit Mercy (10-7) and Richmond (11-7) in home games.
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