NOTRE DAME, Ind. — No. 20/22 Notre Dame returns home with a 4-0 record and takes on Kent State on Sunday, February 24th at 1 p.m. inside Loftus Sports Center. The contest will be streamed live via ACC Network Extra and live stats will be available on UND.com/mediastats.
THE SERIES vs. KENT STATE
- Sunday’s game is the first matchup between Notre Dame and Kent State, as the Golden Flashes are in their first season in their program’s history.
LAST TIME OUT
- The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team broke multiple individual and team records en route to a 19-10 road victory over Ohio State on Friday, Feb. 22. With the win, the Irish improved to 4-0.
- Andie Aldave broke her own single-game record with 16 draw controls after earning a previous program-best 11 draw controls on two occasions as a freshman in 2018.
- Aldave’s success on the draw also helped the Irish earn a program-record 23 draw controls against the Buckeyes.
- Maddie Howe notched six goals and six assists, and her 12 points tie Jillian Byers (April 18, 2009 vs. Connecticut) for the most recorded in a single game in Irish history.
- As a team, the Irish dished out 17 assists, which eclipsed the previous program-high of 16 (vs. California, February 28, 2016). The 36 points that the Irish racked up against the Buckeyes are also the most recorded in a road game in program history and fall just one shy of tying the all-time program mark (37 vs. California, February 28, 2016).
- This is the first 4-0 start for Notre Dame since 2016 when the Irish opened the season with five straight victories. The Irish also started 4-0 or better in 2013, 2012, 2006, 2004 and 2002.
- The Irish have scored the first goal in each of their first four contests and have only trailed for 3:14 out of the 240 minutes of play this season.
- The Irish have scored 73 goals and racked up 121 points in their first four victories.
- Maddie Howe leads the Irish with 22 points (13G, 9A) while Samantha Lynch paces the team with 17 goals scored.
- Six players have at least 10 points for the Irish this season, including Howe, Lynch, Jessi Masinko (7G, 10A), Andie Aldave (8G, 6A), Mollie Carr (9G, 4A) and Nikki Ortega (6G, 6A).
- Notre Dame has caused 60 turnovers in four games.
- Aldave leads the Irish with 36 draw controls this season and Savannah Buchanan ranks second on the team with 23.
- Seniors Jenn Casadonte and Hannah Proctor and junior Savannah Buchanan are captaining the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team in 2019.
- Notre Dame is No. 20 Inside Lacrosse/Cascade Media poll and #22 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll.
- The Nike Lacrosse/US Lacrosse poll also slots the Irish at #14.
- The Irish are one of seven ACC teams ranked in the IWLCA poll.
- Senior defender Hannah Proctor was named a Preseason Honorable Mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse ahead of the 2019 campaign.
- Junior midfielder Savannah Buchanan and sophomore attacker Maddie Howe were each named to the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Team, the conference announced on Wednesday, February 6th.
- Senior goalkeeper Samantha Giacolone enters the contest ranked second in Irish history in saves (489), goals-against average (9.60) and minutes played (3,433). Giacolone also ranks third in program history with 37 wins.
- Junior midfielder Savannah Buchanan (135) and sophomore midfielder Andie Aldave (134) enter the contest ranked sixth and seventh in program history in career draw controls.
- In 2018, midfielder Andie Aldave set a single-season Irish record with 98 draw controls while midfielder Savannah Buchanan’s 67 draw controls were tied for the third most in a single season.
- Last season, Aldave and attacker Maddie Howe became the first freshman duo in Irish history to each score 30+ goals.