Lacrosse: Irish limp into ACC Championships

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (6-5, 1-3) managed to still qualify for the ACC Championships despite a frustrating 9-10 loss to North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Even with their win, the season ended for UNC.   Our behind schedule 18 Stripes recap: The Scoring Bryan Costabile had three goals for the Irish, and Ryder Garnsey [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish take on UNC in Chapel Hill this Saturday

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (#13/#14/#15, 6-4, 1-2 ACC) travel to Chapel Hill to take on North Carolina (NR, 6-7, 1-2 ACC) this Saturday at noon, ESPNU. What's at stake The Irish have a whole lot to lose, but not much to gain.  A win doesn't likely change their seeding in the ACC Tournament next [...]

By | April 20th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: John Sexton speaks with 18 Stripes!

Notre Dame lacrosse's All-Universe long-stick midfielder, captain and senior, John Sexton, took some time to answer questions from the youngest member of our 18Stripes team, ND-Atl 2.0. Some background on John Sexton Before we get to the interview, here are a few facts about John: He's from Sudbury, Massachusetts, and went to Lincoln-Sudbury HS 2018 [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|1 Comment

Lacrosse: Thrilling comeback to beat Marquette!

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (6-4, 1-2 ACC) beat Marquette (5-5, 2-1 Big East) in thrilling fashion, 7-6.  The Irish scored twice in the last 45 seconds of the game to get back on track with an important road win. The Scoring There wasn't a lot of scoring, but it was supremely balanced, and with [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|2 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish hope to avoid Marquette trap

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (#14/#15, 5-4, 1-2 ACC) travel to Marquette (5-4, 2-1 Big East) for a Wednesday evening showdown, 7:00 pm, FS1. With the passing of Admiral Ackbar, we had hoped to retire the "It's a trap!" meme, but the recent offensive struggles for the Irish set this midweek meeting up as the [...]

By | April 11th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: Offense stalls against Duke

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (5-4, 1-2 ACC) lost to Duke (10-2, 2-1 ACC), 2-8, on Saturday before a packed 5000 person crowd at Arlotta Stadium.  Gametime temperatures were below freezing, but neither this nor the howling winds kept away the expected huge crowd. The Scoring Unfortunately, not much to write here.  Brian Willets had [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish to host Duke for Spring freeze

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (#12/#10,  5-3 (1-1 ACC) host the Duke Blue Devils (9-2, 1-1 ACC) at Arlotta Stadium this Saturday at 4:00 pm EDT, ESPNU.  Don't let the April date fool you, near-freezing temperatures are expected at game time. The Irish are hosting a pregame biergarten, and a near sellout is expected if [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|18S Reads|2 Comments

WBB Instant Reaction: Notre Dame Wins National Championship!

Notre Dame defeated Mississippi State in the final game of the NCAA Tournament to bring home the program’s second national championship. I keep waiting for this to somehow be an elaborate April Fool’s joke, but now that I’ve ordered my championship hat and t-shirt, it’s sinking in that it was real. I’ll have a more [...]

By | April 1st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|30 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish get squeezed by Orange

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (5-3, 1-1 ACC) lost 6-10 to the Syracuse Orangemen (5-3, 3-0 ACC) in the Carrier Dome. The Scoring Brian Willets led the Irish with 2 goals, with Schantz, Costabile, Collins and Drake each having 1 goal.  Garnsey provided the only assist. Travisano won the faceoff battle with an 11 of [...]

By | April 1st, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|2 Comments

WBB Instant Reaction: Irish Outlast UConn in Final Four to Advance to Title Game

They missed out on a trip to the Final Four the last two years. They dealt with a seemingly endless parade of injuries this season. They got blown out by Louisville during the ACC season. They lost the ACC Tournament for the first time since joining the conference. Many experts predicted they wouldn’t make it [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|8 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish take Easter weekend trip to Syracuse

Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse (#6/#7, 5-2, 1-0 ACC) visit the Syracuse Orangemen (#9/#10. 4-3, 2-0 ACC) at the Carrier Dome for an ACC matchup, Saturday, March 31, 5:00 pm, ESPNU.  At a minimum, we hope you will all tune in to watch the Irish for a while before the Final Four games start. The [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Irish Hockey Win East Regional to Reach Frozen Four

After back-to-back nail-biters, the Notre Dame Hockey team punched their tickets to the Frozen Four. The Irish knocked off the Michigan Tech Huskies in overtime 3-2 in the tournament's opening game. The following night, the Irish beat Providence 2-1 to win the region and earn a trip to St. Paul. The rest tournament was a [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|18S Reads|7 Comments

WBB: Irish Advance to Final Four after Win over Oregon

For the sixth time in eight years, and under challenging circumstances, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team is headed to the Final Four. After defeating the talented 2-seed Oregon Ducks in the Elite Eight, the Irish will face perennial foe UConn on Friday in Columbus. Elite Eight: ND vs. Oregon The Elite Eight matchup kicked [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|1 Comment

Fencing: 2018 National Champions!

The Fighting Irish repeated as National Champions this weekend, their 10th title! Freshman Nick Itkin is also an individual national champion, besting his competition in foil.   Congratulation to coaches Gia Kvaratskhelia and the entire fencing team! The program also had 10 fencers earn All-American honors: Nick Itkin (foil) Axel Kiefer (foil) Ariel Simmons (epee) Nicholas [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|18S Reads|1 Comment

WBB: Irish Defeat Texas A&M, Advance to Elite Eight

Following a win over 4-seed Texas A&M, the Irish will be advancing to the Elite Eight for the seventh time in the last eight years. They won’t have an easy road to the Final Four, as they will face talented 2-seed Oregon on Monday. Sweet Sixteen: ND vs. Texas A&M Kathryn Westbeld returned to the [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|18S Reads, Basketball|2 Comments