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Irish Host Tar Heels in Top-10 Tilt

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 9/6 Notre Dame takes on #4/3 North Carolina on Sunday March 31st at Arlotta Stadium in its annual Daughters For Dads Game. The ACC contest is slated for 1 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra. 

Date/Time: Sunday, March 31 – 1 p.m. ET
Location: Arlotta Stadium – Notre Dame, Ind. 
Live Stream: ACC Network Extra
Live Stats: Click Here
Twitter Updates: @NDWomensLax


  • This is the fifth annual Daughters For Dads contest to raise awareness and funds to help researchers put an end to cancer.
  • For every fan in attendance, St. Joseph Health System will donate $25 to the Harper Cancer Research Institute.
  • The Irish also encourage fans to pay $5 to participate in the lacrosse toss at halftime, with the lucky winner receiving a $150 shopping spree to the Leep Varsity Shop or Hammes Bookstore. Early-arriving fans will also receive a commemorative Daughters for Dads tumbler.
  • For complete info on the initiative, click here.


  • Entering play this weekend, the Irish lead the country in draw control percentage (68.9%), scoring defense (6.10) and margin of victory (10.70).
  • Notre Dame sits fourth in the nation in points per game (25.50) and assists per game (8.70) and fifth in the country with an average of 12.90 caused turnovers per game.
  • Goaltender Samantha Giacolone leads the nation with a goals-against average of 6.27 and tops the ACC with a save percentage of .534, which also ranks third in the NCAA.
  • Andie Aldave ranks sixth in the nation and second in the ACC with an average of 8.20 draw controls per game.
  • Maddie Howe ranks 10th in the country and second in the ACC with a free position percentage of 71.4%.


  • Senior goaltender Samantha Giacolone and sophomore attacker Maddie Howe were added to the watch list for the 2019 Tewaaraton Award, the foundation announced on Thursday, March 21.
  • Sophomore midfielder Andie Aldave and junior midfielder Savannah Buchanan were named to the initial watch list for the award back on Thursday, February 28.


  • On Sunday, March 24 at Syracuse, Samantha Giacolone passed Ellie Hilling to become the program’s all-time leader with 529 career saves.
  • Giacolone also enters the contest ranked second in Irish history in goals-against average (9.33), wins (42) and minutes played (3,743).
  • Sophomore midfielder Andie Aldave (180) and junior midfielder Savannah Buchanan (148) enter the contest ranked second and sixth in program history in career draw controls.