Men’s Lacrosse: A schedule like no other

University policy requires that the Irish not release their official schedule until next month, but a bit of reverse-engineering of the rest of the nation's schedules has identified what is without question the most difficult schedule in lacrosse.  Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse will be taking on the best and only the best in 2018.  The [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|18S Reads, Lacrosse|4 Comments

Ryder Garnsey said to have been granted release to transfer

US Lacrosse magazine reports leading Irish lacrosse attackman Ryder Garnsey has been granted his release to transfer.  They further report that he may sit out a year to play at Virginia.  We have not been able to otherwise confirm. Transfers from the lacrosse team are rare, and a transfer of the presumed focal point of [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|18S Reads, Lacrosse|0 Comments

Notre Dame Lacrosse: Tribute!

Our last article for the season, and our favorite to write, a tribute to our seniors! The year may not have ended how we would have liked, but we are proud of our players and excited to see them embark on their futures. Striving for National Titles. Rigorous Academics. Internships & Career Placement. That is [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Lacrosse|3 Comments

Lacrosse: Denver ends the Irish’s season

The season ended for Notre Dame with a catastrophic loss to Denver in the NCAA quarterfinals, 16-4. There aren't many positive details to review, but Mikey Wynne did have a hat trick in the loss and Garrett Epple had an outstanding 5 caused turnovers and 7 ground balls.  Sergio Perkovic had a goal and an assist [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|18S Reads, Lacrosse|7 Comments

Lacrosse NCAA Quarterfinal Preview: Bring on Denver!

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish face the Denver Pioneers in the NCAA Quarterfinals in Long Island, NY, at 2:30 on Saturday, ESPNU.  The Western Rivalry continues. The history of this matchup says all that needs to be said: Buzzer beater, OT, OT, OT, 3 goals, OT, 3OT, 1 goal. Denver has gotten the better of [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Lacrosse|1 Comment

Lacrosse: Irish beat Marquette 15-9 in NCAA opener

The Irish dispatched the Marquette Golden Eagles in the NCAA first round on Mother's Day.  Notre Dame now holds the longest continuous streak of quarterfinal appearances at 8 in a row.  The boys have a date with Denver in Long Island on Saturday at 2:30, ESPNU.  The next installment of the Western Rivalry. It was a good day to [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Lacrosse|2 Comments

Lacrosse: NCAA begins today!

Notre Dame v Marquette, NCAA first round, high noon, Arlotta Stadium, ESPNU. It's win or go home, survive and advance. Mother's Day keeps us from a full preview, but here are some helpful links: interview of us regarding Marquette Our interview of Anonymous Eagles' Brewtown Andy Our recap of the regular season win Our [...]

By | May 14th, 2017|Lacrosse|2 Comments

Lax exclusive! Our Q & A with Marquette’s Brewtown Andy

Ahead of the Irish’s first round matchup against Marquette on Sunday at noon (ESPNU), we had the pleasure of speaking with Brewtown Andy of , the Marquette sports supersite (twitter: @brewtownandy).  The Golden Eagles have won the Big East title for the second year in a row, and in only their 5th year as [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Lacrosse|0 Comments

Irish lacrosse drop OT thriller 10-9

Notre Dame lost to army in overtime, 10-9, before a crowd of 12,233 at Michie Stadium. Next stop for the Irish, the NCAA tournament. Brendan Gleason led  the Irish with 4 goals, and Mikey Wynne added 3 (including his career 100th). John Sexton and Bobby Gray each added a goal.  Sexton's stat line also include [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish to end regular season vs. Army

#4 Notre Dame will play #17 Army at West Point, this Saturday at 2:30, CBS sports network.  The Irish have one last tuneup before the NCAAs at Michie Stadium. The Stakes The 10-3 Cadets have had a good season and will present a difficult challenge for Notre Dame.  An additional challenge comes from the reality [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: Injuries mount in loss to UNC in ACC Finals

The Fighting Irish lost to UNC, 14-10, in the ACC Championship finals on the campus of Duke.  While the loss itself probably does not impact Notre Dame's NCAA prospects, the injuries to Ryder Garnsey and Sergio Perkovic in particular are of serious concern. Brendan Gleason scored 3 goals, Bryan Costabile 2 goals and an assist, [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Lacrosse|0 Comments

Lacrosse: Irish put on a defensive clinic, beat Duke in ACC semifinal

With a sublime defensive performance and while overcoming injuries, Notre Dame prevailed over Duke, 7-6, in the ACC Championship semifinal.  The Irish face North Carolina in the finals, Sunday, 12:00, ESPNU. The Irish held the Blue Devils scoreless for the first 35 minutes of the game.  So good was the defense that Duke didn't even [...]

By | April 29th, 2017|Lacrosse|2 Comments

Men’s Lacrosse: It’s ACC Tournament time!

#6 Notre Dame plays #3 Duke in the ACC semifinal, Friday at 8:30 pm, Durham, NC, ESPNNEWS. The post-season is upon us.  Syracuse will play North Carolina in the first semi, followed by Notre Dame vs. Duke.   Virginia will play in a showcase game (some may say the Toilet Bowl) on Saturday versus Penn.   The winners [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Lacrosse|4 Comments

Irish Lacrosse beats North Carolina, 14-13

Before a record crowd of 5000 at Arlotta Stadium and wearing fancy new uniforms, Notre Dame took care of business and beat the defending national champion Tar Heels, 14-13. Mikey Wynne led the Irish with 5 goals, with Sergio Perkovic playing another great game with a hat trick and 2 assists.  Brendan Gleason and Bryan [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Lacrosse|2 Comments

Notre Dame Lacrosse to host Blue-Gold Game pre-party

#6/#6/#9 Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse hosts #16/#17/#17 North Carolina  this Saturday at Arlotta Stadium, 12:00, ESPNU.  Tickets are sold out. We'll be brief today to get you all back to our 18 Stripes Blue-Gold Game coverage. Background: The Tar Heels torpedoed the Irish's 2016 season.  After a long mediocre season, North Carolina came back from [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Lacrosse|0 Comments