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Irish Face Army In Regular Season Finale At West Point

May 5, 2017


By Robby Hamman

Notre Dame Game Notes

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- 
Notre Dame travels to West Point to play its final game of the regular season at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday against Army in Michie Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network with Ben Holden (play-by-play), Evan Washburn (analyst) on the call.

Game Details

Location: West Point, New York | Michie Stadium
Schedule:  Sunday, May 6 -- 2:30 p.m. ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
Live Stats: UND.com
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at Friday's matchup - Game Notes: Notre Dame

The Army Series

  • Saturday will be the eighth meeting of all time between Notre Dame and Army. The Irish have claimed wins in six of the first seven contests between the two sides.

  • Notre Dame has won each of the last three matchups, all coming in the last three seasons. The Irish are also 2-1 against the Black Knights when playing as the visitors.

  • The Irish claimed a 13-7 victory in the most recent matchup in the 2016 season on May 8 in Arlotta Stadium at Notre Dame.

  • Army’s lone victory in the series came on April 13, 2002, as the Black Knights won by a final score of 11-8 in a game played in West Point.

Out Of The Gates

  • Notre Dame has scored 37 goals in the first quarter this season, the most of any of the four frames.

  • The first quarter also represents the widest scoring margin of any of the four, as Notre Dame has outscored its opponents 37-26.

  • The Irish are 7-0 when holding a lead after the opening 15 minutes of play.

The 100 Club

  • Senior midfielder Sergio Perkovic became just the seventh player in Notre Dame history to reach the 100-career goal milestone against Duke on April 8. Perkovic scored two goals in the game.

  • The senior has 110 goals in his career, which represent the most in program history for a midfielder.

  • Perkovic is second on the team in 2017 in goals, as he has 22 on the season.

  • Twenty of Perkovic’s goals have come in NCAA Championship games and he has 17 hat tricks in his career.

  • Teammate Mikey Wynne is just two goals away from joining Perkovic, as the junior has 98 career goals.

  • If Wynne reaches the 100-goal mark this season it will mark the first time in program history that a team has had multiple 100-goal scorers on the same team.

"Wynne"ing

  • Junior attackman Mikey Wynne was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week on April 24 after his impressive offensive performance in the 14-13 win over North Carolina (4/22).

  • Wynne scored a season-high five goals on just seven shots against the Tar Heels.

  • The junior has a team-high 25 goals on the season for the Irish and 98 for his career.

  • Wynne will be the eighth player in program history to reach the 100-goal milestone.

  • The junior has recorded four hat tricks on the season and 11 goals in the last four games.

  • Wynne leads the team in shot percentage with a mark of 0.463, ranking second in the ACC and 11th in the country for the stat.

Vote For Sergio

  • Sergio Perkovic has been named a finalist for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award. Vote here.
  • The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championships® in Boston, May 27-29.

  • To be eligible for the Senior CLASS Award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

One-Goal Games

  • The Irish have played a lot of close games in 2017, as seven of their 12 contests to date have been decided by one goal, including four of the six against ACC opponents.

  • Notre Dame has a 5-2 record in one-goal decisions, pulling out victories over Maryland (5-4), Virginia (11-10), Marquette (11-10), North Carolina (14-13) and Duke in the ACC semifinal (7-6).

  • The team’s two losses by one goal have come at the hands of Denver (10-11) and Syracuse (10-11).

Gleason And Costabile Stepping Up On Offensive End

  • Sophomore Brendan Gleason and freshman Bryan Costabile have played major roles in Notre Dame’s success this season. 

  • Costabile and Gleason are tied for fourth on the team in goals with 16 on the season.

  • Gleason is fourth on the squad in points with 21, consisting of 16 goals and five assists. Gleason has led the Irish in goals three times this season, including in the final of the ACC Championship against UNC. He scored three goals, marking the first hat trick of his career.

  • Costabile scored at least one goal in each of the first seven games during his debut season and has 19 points on the year.

  • Costabile turned in his best performance of his debut season against Duke in the semifinals of the ACC Championship, recording the first hat trick of his career with a team-high three goals.

  • Both Costabile and Gleason were selected to the ACC All-Tournament Team after their impressive displays in Durham, North Carolina.

-- ND --

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Robby Hamman joined Fighting Irish Media as athletics communications assistant director in September 2016, coordinating efforts for the volleyball and men's lacrosse program. Hamman is a 2010 graduate of Bethel College, where he earned bachelor's degrees in sport management and business administration, and earned his master's degree in business administration from Defiance College in 2013.


 

 

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