April 20, 2017
By Megan Golden
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Coming off back-to-back victories, the No. 11 University of Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team travels to face No. 18 Boston College in its regular-season finale at noon ET on Saturday at the Newton Campus Lacrosse and Soccer Field.
The Irish (11-5, 4-2) face their ninth ranked opponent of the season in the Eagles (11-5, 2-4). Notre Dame is 4-4 against ranked foes and has gone 2-1 in its last three matchups versus top-20 teams.
WHAT: No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 18 Boston College
WHEN: Noon ET on Saturday, April 22, 2017
WHERE: Newton Campus Lacrosse and Soccer Field (Newton, Massachusetts)
LIVE STATS: Click here.
History vs. Boston College
Notre Dame and Boston College will square off for the 11th time in program history. The Irish own a 7-3 record all-time against the Eagles, including a 3-2 record on the road.
Most recently, the Irish defeated the Eagles, 14-4, on February 21, 2017 at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame is 1-2 versus Boston College since joining the ACC. The Eagles have outscored the Irish 34-30 in those games.
Race to The Finish
Notre Dame enters play with a 4-2 record in regular-season ACC play.
A win over Boston College would give the Irish their most wins in the ACC in program history. The last time the Irish tallied five wins was when they went 5-3 in the BIG EAST in 2013. Notre Dame’s 5-2 record would mark its best winning percentage since it went 6-2 in the BIG EAST in 2012.
A loss to the Eagles would give Notre Dame a 4-3 record in the ACC, equaling its 2016 regular-season ACC finish.
The Class of 2017
Eight Irish seniors have made three trips to the NCAA Tournament and are looking to become the third class to go to the NCAA Tournament four times. The seniors have gone 5-6 in postseason play thus far in their careers.
The senior class owns a record of 46-30 (.605) over their four seasons at Notre Dame. The Irish need at least one more win this season to equal the Class of 2016’s overall winning percentage (.610).
- Senior Grace Muller (91 career points) is nine points away from the 100-point mark.
- Sophomore Samantha Giacolone (284 career saves) is 16 saves away from the 300-save mark.
Fans are encouraged to follow live stats, which will be available here.
For a closer, behind-the-scenes look at the Irish women’s lacrosse program, follow @NDWomensLax on Twitter and ndwlax on Snapchat.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary's College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.