After all, these are the two best teams in the country from a defensive standpoint
Notre Dame saw its offense come to life in the second half
Top-ranked Notre Dame will play host to the Knights on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The top-ranked University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse team
Perkovic scores four, Wynne scores three, Kavanagh nets four assists to pace Irish.
NCAA Lacrosse Championship
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): Started in all 15 games of his second season with the Irish ... had a strong showing in the close defense ... tallied 51 ground balls leading the team for the season ... picked up three ground balls in the season opener against Georgetown, a 14-12 home victory ... also scooped up eight ground balls in the 12-10 win against Towson ... earned his second monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): Played in all 18 games and started the final seven contests of the season in the close defense ... 28 ground balls ... picked up three ground balls in the season opener, a 19-7 win at Jacksonville ... earned his first start in the ACC semifinal showdown versus Maryland and caused the turnover that led to Matt Kavanagh's last-second game-winning goal in the 6-5 Irish victory ... helped the Fighting Irish defense hold Harvard to just five goals in the 13-5 triumph in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... also scooped up four ground balls against the Crimson ... the Irish defense limited Maryland to just six tallies in the 11-6 win in the national semifinals ... picked up a season-high five ground balls in that showdown with the Terrapins ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Under Armour All-American ... appeared at No. 57 in the Inside Lacrosse Power 100 Freshmen and was the No. 15 defensive player ... named to the 2013 National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (NILCA) All-America First Team ... earned four varsity letters as a four-year starting defenseman at Calvert Hall ... team captain during his senior season ... 2013 Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association (MSLCA) First Team All-State ... selected to the 2013 MSLCA Senior All-Star Game ... Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro ... First Team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) ... 2011 MIAA champion ... 2010 MIAA runner-up and 2012 MIAA semifinalist ... earned three varsity letters in football at Calvert Hall ... football team captain as a senior ... football squad was ranked No. 1 in Maryland in 2010 along with appearing in the USA Today national rankings ... 2012 All-MIAA linebacker ... 2012 Baltimore Sun All-Defensive Football Team ... 2012 Defensive All-State Football Team ... starting linebacker on Calvert Hall squad that captured 2010 MIAA title ... WMAR-TV Academic Athlete of the Week (12/3/12) ... helped Calvert Hall win the 2012 MIAA title ... selected to the Under Armour Underclassman Team three times ... son of Carl and Lisa Epple a?b enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an IT management major.