Notre Dame Fighting Irish Lacrosse (7-5) overwhelmed Duke (10-3) in the ACC Championship semi-final on Friday night, 14-11.  The Irish will face Virginia in the final, Sunday at noon, ESPNU.

We didn’t have time for a full recap and preview, but the stats to highlight are 5 goals and an assist for Ryder Garnsey, a hat trick for Bryan Costabile and Brendan Gleason, four ground balls each for Jack Kielty and John Sexton, 10 saves for Schmidt, and only 7 turnovers for the Irish!  Well done!

The highlights:

The final will be about which teams recovers from Friday night better, and who can stay more disciplined by controlling turnovers.  To familiarize everyone with the Cavaliers, here are links to our preview and recap of the 9-7 Irish win a month ago and the great matches between these two teams.

It’s very exciting to have Notre Dame in the final!