#3 Maryland – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Fighting Irish earned their 10th trip to the NCAA Championship quarterfinals to set up a highly anticipated showdown against undefeated No. 3 seed Maryland at Arlotta Stadium at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 23. The game will air on ESPNU.
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana | Arlotta Stadium
Schedule: May 23 — 2:30 PM ET
Live Stream: ESPNU
Live Stats: NCAA.com
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at the matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame
• Notre Dame and Maryland are the only two programs to earn a spot in the NCAA Championship field in each of the last 15 seasons.
• Notre Dame has advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship in the 10 of the last 11 campaigns.
• Notre Dame is 16-10 over the last 11 NCAA Championships.
• Notre Dame owns a 21-24 record in its 25 trips to the NCAA Championships.
• The Irish are 9-2 in games played at Arlotta Stadium in NCAA Championships play.
• This is the 13th time overall and 12th time in the last 13 seasons that the Irish have earned one of the eight national seeds for the NCAA Championship.
• Notre Dame advanced to the NCAA Championship final weekend in 2001, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and played in the title game in 2010 and 2014.
THE MARYLAND SERIES
• Sunday will be the 14th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Maryland. The Irish trail the Terrapins 6-7 in the matchup.
• This will be the fifth meeting between the two powerhouses in NCAA tourney play, with the current record at 2-2. The Irish won the two most recent NCAA matchups, winning 7-5 in 2010 (QF) and 11-6 in 2014 (SF).
• The Irish suffered their first defeat of the 2020 season in the most recent matchu, falling 14-9 in College Park.
PAT KAVANAGH: TEWAARATON FINALIST
• Pat Kavanagh has enjoyed a breakout 2021 sophomore season that has propelled him to become the fourth Tewaaraton Finalist in program history.
• The attackman has a team-high 61 points on the season off 36 assists and 25 goals. The 5.55 points per game rank fourth in the country.
• In just 10 games Pat became the all-time single-season ND assist record holder, passing older brother Matt (33) for the record. Matt’s 33 assist season came in an 18-game 2014 season.
• Of the five Tewaaraton Finalists, Kavanagh leads the group in assists per game (3.27), ground balls (30) and caused turnovers (9).
• Kavanagh’s 36 assists over 11 games ranks second in the NCAA and leads the ACC in assists per game with an average of 3.27.
• Kavanagh is the only player in the country to earn US Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week honors twice this season (4/6 & 5/4).
• The attackman has been a regular on the SportsCenter Top 10 segment, appearing four times this season with a number of other goals going viral.
• In the final game of the regular season Kavanagh broke the program record for points in a game with a 10-point showing off five goals and five assists in the blowout win over No. 9 Syracuse.
•Kavanagh couldn’t have started his sophomore season any better, totaling nine points (2G, 7A) in the win over RMU.
• Kavanagh became just the second player in program history to dish out seven assists in a game, joining John Olmstead who accomplished the feat on April 21, 1988 in a win over Wittenberg.
• Kavanagh turned in another monster nine-point performance in the win over No. 4 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, totaling four goals and five assists.
• This performance earned the sophomore US Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week, ACC Offensive Player of the Week and USILA Team of the Week status.
• The sophomore has recorded the 10th and 11th games in program history with nine points, tying the then program record, and was the first to do it since his older brother Matt Kavanagh had nine points (3G, 6A) in the win over Syracuse in 2016.
• Kavanagh’s seven-point performance against Duke on April 22 (4G, 3A) marked the most points the Blue Devils gave up to a single player in a game all season.
• The Irish defense leads the ACC and ranks second in the country in scoring defense this season, allowing just 8.45 goals per game despite playing some of the best attacking teams in the country.
• Robert Morris (7 goals), Marquette (3), Duke (8) and Syracuse (8) recorded season lows in scoring against the Irish.
• The close defense is comprised of two grad students in Jack Kielty and Kyle Thornton and senior Arden Cohen.
• Thornton has averaged 1.45 caused turnovers per game to lead the Irish and rank second in the conference.
• Kielty and Cohen have started 47 straight games together.
• The Irish SSDMs are the unsung heroes of the defense, as Ryan Hallenbeck, Danny Cassidy, Nick Harris and Tommy McNamara have done an excellent job throughout the year.
• Hallenbeck (4 goals) Harris (3 goals), Cassidy (2 goals) and McNamara (1 goal) have also made contributions in the transition attack for the Irish.
KIELTY IS ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
• Jack Kielty earned ACC Defensive Player of the Year status following the regular season, giving the Irish four of the last six distinctions for the honor.
• Kielty has put on a defensive clinic this season, locking down some of the best attacking talents in the country.
• Kielty was named US Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week following his performance against Duke, holding Michael Sowers to just one assist in the win.
• The defenseman also held Robert Morris’ Ryan Smith (currently 9th in goals per game) to a season low one goal and three points.
ENTENMANN IS ELITE
• Entenmann was named a US Lacrosse Magazine Second Team All-American and selected to the All-ACC Team following the regular season after his remarkable season.
• The sophomore has been playing on another level this season, leading the ACC and ranking second in the country in goals against average (8.37) and fourth in save percentage (.592).
• Entenmann stood on his head in his NCAA tourney debut, making 17 saves on 25 shots (68 percent) in the win over Drexel.
• The Chaminade product made a career-high 18 saves while allowing just three goals in the blowout win over Marquette.
• Six Irish players have been selected as All-Americans over the last two weeks.
• US Lacrosse Magazine tabbed Jack Kielty and Pat Kavanagh as first team selections, Liam Entenmann (second team), Kyle Thornton (third team) and Arden Cohen and Kyle Gallagher as honorable mention selections.
• Inside Lacrosse also picked the same six players, as Kielty was a first teamer, Kavanagh and Thornton on the second team, Cohen and Entenmann took third team honors and Gallagher was an honorable meniton selection.
CORRIGAN BECOMES ALL-TIME DI PROGRAM WINS LEADER
• With the win over No. 1 Duke on April 10, Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan broke the NCAA record for most wins at a DI program with 311, passing Bob Shillinglaw (Delaware).
• Corrigan became just the third coach in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history to reach the 300-win mark at a single school with the win over Marquette on April 10, 2019.
• Corrigan is one of just four active Division I coaches to reach the 300-win mark in his career.
• Corrigan has an overall record of 323-167 in his 35 seasons of coaching.
• The head coach is 313-152 in his 33 seasons at Notre Dame.
• Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.
STRONG STARTS FOR THE IRISH
• Notre Dame has dominated the opening 30 minutes of games in 2021, outscoring opponents 92-46.
• The second quarters have been Notre Dame’s best periods to date, recording 57 goals while holding the opposition to just 25.
• The Irish have held a halftime lead in nine of 10 games this season: the Irish led Robert Morris 12-2, Bellarmine 7-4, Marquette 9-2, Cleveland State 8-3, Virginia 7-5, Syracuse 11-8, Duke 7-5, Duke 7-3, Syracuse 13-6 and Drexel 7-3.
CASHING IN ON THE EMO
• The Irish have been clinical in extra-man opportunities this season, boasting the best unit in the country.
• Notre Dame has converted 22-of-40 man-up opportunities into goals for a rate of 55 percent, the best in the ACC and second best in the country.
• Will Yorke has been a key in the success for the Irish, scoring eight goals on the EMO to lead the ACC.
• The Notre Dame duo of Kyle Gallagher and Charlie Leonard have been a force in the 2021 season.
• The Irish have won 61.6 percent of faceoffs this season, going 175-for-284 from the X.
• Kyle Gallagher is 102-for-165 (61.8 percent) on the year with 65 ground balls, a goal and three assists to rank 13th in the country in FO percentage.
• Charlie Leonard has also made an impact at the dot, going 68-of-109 this season with 4 ground balls, three goals and an assist.
• 21 different players have found the back of the net for the Irish in 2021, combining to score 156 goals.
• Seven of the 21 scorers have recorded double digit goal totals on the year.
• All six starters in attack or midfield have each produced at least 20 points on the year.
Maryland men’s lacrosse escapes Notre Dame in overtime, 14-13, advances to Final Four
With the season on the line, Maryland men’s lacrosse couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to finish.
With possession in overtime, the nation’s second-best offense wasted no time to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament Final Four. After winning their 10th faceoff of the afternoon, the Terps offense quickly subbed out their defenders and began to push forward towards the goal.
As soon as he crossed the sideline, midfielder Anthony DeMaio took possession and immediately initiated a give-and-go play with attacker Logan Wisnauskas, who dished right back it to his midfielder in stride. Without wasting a step, DeMaio sent the ball right over the head of 6-foot-3 goalie Liam Entenmann.
As DeMaio’s shot graced the back of the net, he yanked off his helmet and rushed to the far-side corner of the field in celebration where his teammates joined him. After a two year long hiatus, the Terps had yet again earned a bid to play on championship weekend.
“Those guys on the sideline are awesome,” DeMaio said. “I think that’s just something that this team prides itself on. We all believe in each other, we have faith in each other in the whole game. Whether it was from the coaches, the training staff, all the guys on the sidelines — everyone had belief, everyone believed in each other.”
In a heavily contested quarterfinal battle, the Terps weathered the storm and snuck past Notre Dame in overtime, 14-13, to advance to championship weekend for the 27th time in program history.
And although the Maryland had the last goal, the Irish struck first with a shot straight past goalie Logan McNaney, who had good positioning but a delayed reaction. It was one of the few opportunities Notre Dame managed to sustain in the first quarter and it was the first of the contest. After the straight line score by midfielder Wheaton Jackoboice, the Irish began to look like the majority of Maryland’s hapless challengers of the Big Ten.
As it typically goes, the Terps provided a lopsided response to an initial opening statement by the opposition. First, a buzzer-beating fadeaway score from attacker Griffin Brown. Then, a faceoff win granted a new possession for Maryland that was used masterfully by attacker Jared Bernhardt, who found the back of the net with a dodge from X.
Up 3-1, the Terps used the momentum to mark up two more scores before the frame ended, completing their most impressive opening quarter performance of the season. But followed it up with their worst quarter of the season.
Notre Dame responded when they began winning faceoffs of their own in the following quarter. When the Terps defense faced its first true look at Notre Dame’s offense, they struggled tremendously. And after a rough penalty committed by midfielder Roman Puglise, the Irish finally had the opening to execute in the second frame.
Though not as efficient as Maryland with four turnovers, Notre Dame was resoundingly effective in the second quarter. While keeping the ball far away from Maryland’s scorers with five straight faceoff wins, their balanced offense picked apart the Terps increasingly exhausted defense with five unanswered goals.
Down 6-5, Bernhardt, of course, was the man to equalize once more, finishing with a sweeping shot placed between the knees of Entenmann. When he scored again after, Maryland’s first defensive stand of the quarter, the Irish, as poised and confident as they were, answered quickly to tie the contest heading into halftime.
In a quarter where Maryland was largely dead in the water, Bernhardt stemmed Notre Dame’s domination the best he could.
And in spite of his tidy work immediately at the second half’s open, scoring his fifth goal and second between-the-legs finish of the contest in the first minute, Irish offensive stampede only strengthened as more faceoffs were lost. Whether it was faceoff specialists Justin Shockey or Luke Wierman, the No. 6 home team battled relentlessly at the X with two different athletes, who both were winning at a rate above 70% during the third frame.
“[Notre Dame’s faceoff specialists] did a really good job of, you know, putting us in a tough spot,” head coach John Tillman said. “We just couldn’t get the ball out at times and get into good spot or we couldn’t pick it up.”
It was that success by Notre Dame that granted the Irish their first two-goal lead of the game. A lead that held for the majority of the third quarter. And it eventually ballooned to three as the home side continued to pour in more faceoff wins.
But the Irish, prone to poor finishing down the stretch, began to lose steam as the fourth quarter ticked away. And the Terps took advantage.
When Notre Dame turned it over, following a shot clock violation, the Terps pounced on the opportunity and scored, then they scored one more time after a faceoff win by Wierman and finished the three-goal run with a final finish from attacker Daniel Maltz.
Maltz’s dunk at the crease evened things up one more time and a subsequent score from Wisnauskas gave Maryland its second lead of the half. Taking a pass from Maltz, Wisnauskas shoveled a deep shot into the top corner of the cage. But with another Notre Dame score less than three minutes after, the Terps comeback run was quickly halted.
With the score tied 13-13, the stalemate between the two sides carried on until the end of regulation.
With four minutes on the clock for overtime, Wierman came up with the ball when it mattered most despite struggling with the faceoffs all day. After he picked up the ground ball, the Terps moved up the field and got it to DeMaio who took the shot just 40 seconds into overtime to seal the deal for the Terps as they erupted into cheers and stormed the field.
“We love our players so much,” Tillman said. “And we know the sacrifices they made so to see them happy and joyous and know that they have another week together it’s worth his weight in gold. And you’re so just so thankful for it.”
Three things to know
1. Maryland men’s lacrosse advances to the Final Four for the 27th time in program history. Under Tillman, the Terps have advanced to the semifinals seven times. The last time they advanced was in 2018 where they faced Duke, the same matchup that will take place on Saturday, May 29.
“This was a game I just felt like neither team should have lost,” Tillman said. “[I have] so much respect for their program those kids played so hard, but to have another week together, just so thankful for that and again just so proud of our guys.”
2. It was an offensive masterclass. Neither defense produced a performance of note Sunday afternoon. Aside from a second-half surge from Entenmann, Notre Dame and Maryland struggled on defense. The offenses meanwhile provided viewers with a flurry of shots and finishes that made for an entertaining shootout.
3. Notre Dame dominated the faceoff X. The Irish proved to be much more effective at the X than Vermont was expected to be in the opening round. They were also especially effective in taking advantage of the possessions. Most notably, in the second quarter when they won 8 of their 12 battles at the X and outscored the Terps 6-2. They continued in the third and fourth quarters to control the faceoffs and finished the game winning 20 of 30 faceoffs.
Terps take on Notre Dame for Final Four Berth
Men’s Lacrosse – Game 14, Notre Dame
NCAA Quarterfinals, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Season Records: No. 1 Maryland (13-0), No. 4 Notre Dame (8-3)
Series Record: Maryland leads, 7-6
Last Meeting: 2020, 14-9
ESPNU Stats: HERE
The Terrapins and Fighting Irish meet for the sixth straight season, although the stakes of this game are considerably higher. The winner moves on to the Final Four. On paper, the teams appear nearly evenly matched in every statistical category. Both teams come into the game feeling slighted by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee. The third-seeded Terps must travel to the sixth-seeded Fighting Irish, and both teams have legitimate gripes about their seedings in general.
The Terp proved last week that their offense and defense are peaking at the right time, but the Fighting Irish struggled last week against Drexel in a game that was tied at eight with two-minutes remaining in the game. The Opponent The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hang their hats on their defense. The Irish allows just 8.45 goals per game and hold opponents to just 23.8 percent shooting. Notre Dame’s close defense features three elite defenders in Jack Kielty, UPenn graduate transfer Kyle Thornton, and Arden Cohen. All three can cover an opponent’s top dodger.
All three play extremely well off-ball. All three play with a physical edge. Goalie Liam Entenmann (8.37 goals against, 59-percent) takes up a lot of room in the cage, plays angles extremely well, and can make highlight-reel saves. On the offensive end, Notre Dame’s entire unit begins and ends with Pat Kavanagh (25g, 36a). The Tewaaraton finalist plays with a creative flair that makes you wonder “what’s next?” While the Irish have scoring depth – eight players have double-digit points on the season – Kavanagh’s 61 points are 34 points more than the Irish’s second-leading scorer, midfielder Wheaton Jackaboice (17g, 10a). Griffin Westlin (14g, 13a) is a shifty complement to Kavanagh, and Bucknell graduate transfer Will Yorke (23g, 1a) is a pure lefty shooter and finisher.
Notre Dame’s midfield unit is deep and athletic. Besides Jackaboice, who possesses good speed, Quinn McCahon (14g, 8a) and Eric Dobson (14g, 7a) are big athletes who can shoot. Dobson, in particular, is a stretch shooter, while McCahon is more well-rounded. Morrison Mirer (12g, 1a) – the son of former Notre Dame quarterback Rick Mirer – is an excellent athlete who can shoot on the run. Notre Dame’s offense isn’t complex. Most assisted goals come off of a primary dodger beating a defender, drawing a slide, making a single pass, and a shooter hitting the net. Notre Dame doesn’t get many assists off of ball movement, and the offense has a tendency to bog down into isolation dodges.
The Irish have 18 shot clock violations on the year, and, interestingly, while the Irish average 48 shots per game, their opponents get a higher percentage of shots on goal – 59 percent – than do the Irish – 55 percent. Keep in mind that Maryland shoots a nation’s best 40-percent. The Irish also roll out two above-average FOGOs in former Hoftra transfer and now UPenn graduate transfer Kyle Gallagher (1g, 3a, 62 percent, 65gb) and Charles Leonard (3g, 1a, 62 percent, 40gb).
Inside the Match-Up
If you enjoy watching “games with games,” you will have multiple match-ups to watch. All- American and Tewaaraton finalist Jared Bernhardt has rewritten the Maryland record book and looks like a man on a mission. Jack Kielty will likely start on Bernhardt, but Notre Dame will feel comfortable switching any of its close defenders onto Bernhardt. Unlike previous opponents who have implemented all kinds of gimmicks to slow Bernhardt down, the Irish will likely will not change its defense in any special ways to deal with Bernhardt. In the previous two match-ups against Notre Dame, Bernhardt has scored a combined four goals and four assists.
What Notre Dame has done in recent match-ups against Maryland is to double-pole Maryland’s midfield. In 2019, the Irish shorted crease attackman Louis Dubick and bumped a close defender up to pole Bubba Fairman while Anthony DeMaio also drew the LSM. Daniel Maltz possesses more dodging capabilities than Dubick and scored a goal and dished three assists in the 2020 meeting against Notre Dame. Logan Wisnauskas has eaten up Notre Dame’s defense in the two most recent games, scoring a combined eight goals and two assists. How Notre Dame opts to cover Kyle Long bears watching, as Long and Fairman are strong dodging threats.
The second “game within a game” match-up will occur at the other end of the field. Maryland defenseman Brett Makar has completely erased the last three attackmen he’s faced. The junior defenseman has imposed his will on the defensive end of the field, and last week against Vermont had attackmen literally running from him. He would appear to be the best match-up against Kavanagh, but Nick Grill’s low center of gravity and strength could also pose problems for Kavanagh. With Yorke being a fairly stationary shooter, expect Matt Rahill to use his length to get onto Yorke’s hands. How Maryland chooses to defend Notre Dame’s athletic midfield is worth noting.
UVM relentlessly inverted its midfield, especially when Maryland’s fourth shorty, Chase Cope, entered the game. With Jake Higgins out for the season, Notre Dame will surely isolate Cope. Do not be surprised, however, if Maryland coach John Tillman takes a page out of the 2017 playbook and has a LSM or defenseman pick up a short stick, as Nick Manis did in 2017, to bolster the depth of the defensive midfield. Could freshman LSM Ajax Zappitello or John Geppert, a former two-way high school midfielder, take some runs with a short stick? Given that temperatures in South Bend will approach 90-degrees on Sunday, depth will be an issue for both teams.
Finally, the face-off game will be important to watch. Maryland FOGO Justin Shockey struggled in 2019 against Gallagher but held him to a draw in the 2020 game. In both 2019 and 2020, Shockey dominated Leonard. Notre Dame turns the ball over more than 14 times per game, so they will need extra possession to keep Maryland’s potent offense idling. The Terps have caused 103 turnovers this season, their most since 2017 but in fewer games so far. Whoever can generate extra possessions at the face-off X will find itself a great position to win the game.
For as much as Notre Dame receives praise for its fourth-ranked defense, the Terps own the nation’s fifth-ranked defense.
Earlier in the season, many national prognosticators marveled at the improvements in Notre Dame’s offense. The unit has definitely improved, led by Kavanagh’s creativity; but last week’s game against Drexel saw a return to the old, stagnant Notre Dame offense that has been the culprit for many of Notre Dame’s exits from the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, Maryland’s offense continues to do what it has done all season. While Notre Dame, at least on paper, has an advantage at the face-off X, Shockey’s history against Notre Dame’s FOGOs suggests that Notre Dame might not have a decided advantage at that phase of the game. The Terps play excellent complementary lacrosse, with both its offense and defense raking in the top five nationally in adjusted efficiency. With two equally elite defenses but a Maryland offense that is more complete than Notre Dame’s, that will be the difference in the game.
IMS Prediction – 12-7, Terps
Anthony DeMaio sinks overtime winner, Maryland men’s lacrosse advances to NCAA semifinals
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Luke Wierman won his fifth faceoff of the game to start the overtime period. It was going to be the final of the contest, with the next goal deciding the game.
After the Terps secured possession, the ball ended up in Anthony DeMaio’s stick, and he dished to Logan Wisnauskas, who wasted no time giving it back to a charging DeMaio.
The fifth year senior swiftly punched it into the cage to clinch the 14-13 win over No. 6 Notre Dame and advance Maryland men’s lacrosse to the NCAA tournament semifinal next weekend.
Justin Shockey struggled in the first few minutes at the faceoff X. The senior lost the first two faceoffs, which gave Notre Dame possession for the opening 90 seconds of the game. The Fighting Irish rattled off two shots during that stretch, resulting in one goal from Wheaton Jackoboice.
But once Shockey settled in, so did the rest of the team. Griffin Brown was the first Terp on the scoreboard, registering a goal just after Daniel Maltz missed wide. After Shockey won his first faceoff, Tewaaraton Award-favorite Jared Bernhardt found the back of the net for the first time as well.
With a pair of Notre Dame midfielders in the penalty box, Brown struck again, this time from about 15 yards out. Maryland didn’t stop there, picking up two more goals before the end of the first quarter from Bubba Fairman and Bernhardt.
The 5-0 Terps run came to a screeching halt shortly into the second quarter. Roman Puglise was flagged for unnecessary roughness less than a minute into the period, and Notre Dame’s Will Yorke capitalized with a man-up goal 26 seconds later.
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The Irish continued to dominate from there, with Jackoboice adding another goal and Sean Leahey notching back-to-back scores to tie the game at five goals each. The Irish would take the lead, but Bernhardt reclaimed it for Maryland with 2:13 left in the half.
Then Jackoboice secured a hat trick with under two to play in the second quarter and tied the game 7-7. The score went unchanged until the buzzer sounded, marking the fourth time Maryland has gone into halftime without a lead this season.
Bernhardt opened the second half with a man-up goal assisted by Brown. Notre Dame’s Daniel Cassidy still had 51 seconds of penalty time to serve at the beginning of the half, and the fifth-year Terp made him pay.
But after that, the third frame didn’t go how Maryland had hoped. Eric Dobson led another Notre Dame run, scoring two of the Irish’s three-straight goals that put them up by a pair.
Wisnauskas successfully stopped the bleeding off a pass from DeMaio, but then the other Tewaaraton finalist on the field finally emerged. Pat Kavanagh scored his first of the game and gave the Irish their two-goal lead back heading into the fourth quarter.
Both teams went nearly three minutes without scoring to start the final frame, but Yorke interrupted the stalemate to give Notre Dame its largest lead of the game.
But the Terps wouldn’t back down, despite the unusual territory of chasing in the final period.
Wisnauskas kicked off a four-goal run with another feed-in by DeMaio. In less than a minute, Maryland would find the back of the net, with Kyle Long and Maltz scoring to level things up at 12.
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The two sides locked down defensively again as neither wanted to give an inch. The next goal could decide the game.
And Wisnauskas came up big, completing his hat trick on a bullet past the Irish keeper. With under seven minutes left, the Terps needed to keep up pressure and retain possession.
Unfortunately for Maryland, Jackoboice struck again in the final five minutes, capitalizing on a save by Liam Entenmann on the other end and tied the game.
With time ticking away, Bernhardt was the obvious choice to control the ball as the Terps looked for another game winner. But in another unusual moment, Bernhardt was stripped of the ball by Notre Dame’s Arden Cohen.
The Maryland fans in South Bend grew silent, perhaps in shock, as the Terps headed to overtime with their perfect season still on the line.
But it didn’t take long to ease their worry.
After the feed from Wisnauskas to DeMaio, the senior scored his first goal of the day, and it was a monumental one.
DeMaio saved Maryland’s perfect season and its shot at the national championship, sending the Terps on to face Duke in a rivalry game with stakes beyond pride.
Notre Dame-Navy game moved from Ireland to Annapolis, Maryland, pushed back to Week 1
Notre Dame and Navy were scheduled to meet in Week 0 in Dublin, Ireland, to kick off the 2020 college football season. That will no longer be the case due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The schools announced Tuesday that the game, which was scheduled to take place on Aug. 29 at Aviva Stadium, will be moved to Annapolis, Maryland at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
In addition to the venue change, the game will likely be played in Week 1 on Saturday, Sept. 5 or Sunday, Sept. 6.
“Our student-athletes have had great experiences competing in Ireland and are very disappointed not to be returning to Dublin in 2020,” said Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick. “The change of venue has been a very difficult decision for our colleagues at the Naval Academy, but we are in full support of their choice. We are also grateful for everything our partners in Ireland have done to make this a smooth transition. We look forward to going back to Ireland for a game in the not too distant future.”
The game would have been the third time that the two rivals have squared off in Ireland. The Fighting Irish topped the Midshipmen 50-10 to open the 2012 season and previously 54-26 on Nov. 2, 1996. This will be the first time the programs will play in Annapolis and first time they will play in Maryland since 2014.
“We are obviously disappointed not to be traveling to Ireland this August,” said Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk. “But, as expected, our priority must be ensuring the health and safety of all involved. I am expecting that we will still be able to play Notre Dame as our season opener, but there is still much to be determined by health officials and those that govern college football at large. Once we have a definitive plan in place, we will announce the specifics pertaining to the game.”
Notre Dame holds at 77-13-1 series lead over Navy. The rivalry has never been interrupted since the two began meeting on the gridiron in 1927.
“College football is one of the greatest spectacles in world sport and we had been thoroughly looking forward to welcoming Navy and Notre Dame here this summer for the first game of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic Series,” said Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. “Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, that is now not possible, but we hope to see both universities return to Aviva Stadium in the coming years. I want to personally thank both Chet Gladchuk and Jack Swarbrick for their efforts to bring the game to Ireland and we hope to welcome both teams back in the near future”
Notre Dame announced that the game will still be televised nationally with an announcement on the network coming at a later date.
Notre Dame vs. Maryland lacrosse FREE LIVE STREAM (5/23/21): How to watch NCAA Tournament online | Time, TV, channel
Maryland men’s lacrosse faces Notre Dame in the quarterfinal of the NCAA men’s lacrosse Tournament at Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday, May 23, 2021 (5/23/21).
The winner of the contest will face the winner of the quarterfinal between Loyola Maryland and Duke in the semifinals.
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What: NCAA Tournament, quarterfinal
Who: Maryland vs. Notre Dame
When: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Where: Arlotta Stadium
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NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinal Preview: (3) Maryland vs (6) Notre Dame
The 10,000 Foot View
Date and Time: 2:30 PM ET
Location: Arlotta Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
LaxRef Win Probability: 69.5% Maryland
Your Anticipation Level: THROUGH THE ROOF
The Nitty-Gritty Numbers
Maryland vs Notre Dame
|THE STATS||Maryland||Notre Dame|
|THE STATS||Maryland||Notre Dame|
|Adjusted Offensive Eff.||38.6% (2nd)||35.7% (7th)|
|Adjusted Defensive Eff.||23.0% (5th)||22.0% (4th)|
|Adjusted FO%||51.9% (27th)||64.0% (6th)|
|Clearing Percentage||86.6% (24th)||86.4% (25th)|
|Ground Balls Per Game||32.69 (21st)||35.55 (8th)|
The Key Match-Ups
- Pat Kavanagh vs Brett Makar
- It doesn’t get much better than this. First Team All-American vs First Team All-American. Tewaaraton nominee vs possible Schmeisser Award winner. Kavanagh is as electrifying as anyone when he gets going, with his tremendous blend of vision and freewheeling creativity around the cage. He’s 3rd in the country in points per game. Makar is the best pure cover man in the country alongside Kavanagh’s teammate Jack Kielty. He erases X attackmen such as Kieran Mullins (0 goals and 1 assist in the Terps rematch with Rutgers in Piscataway) and Connor DeSimone (0 goals, 0 assists, 0 shots, 2 turnovers) in the Big Ten Championship Game. Kavanagh will be his toughest assignment. When Kavanagh has six point games and is making incredible plays around the cage for goals it sets everything up for his teammates with his tremendous vision. However when he is held in check the way Sean Quinn of Drexel – plus the rest of the Dragons defense – did on Saturday, the Irish offense can go quiet. They don’t have another dodger who can unbalance a defense in the same way. They’re not going to draw slides consistently outside of Kavanagh. And they become much easier to defend. Compare that to the flip side matchup of Bernhardt and Kielty. Even if Kielty can manage on Bernhardt; Kyle Long can be extremely dangerous as a dodger and passer with his speed. Bubba Fairman still commands attention due to his athleticism and Logan Wisnauskas will punish any short stick with his size. There’s more options for Maryland. For Notre Dame, Kavanagh is the hub. They feed off his creativity and the juice he can create. If Makar keeps him quiet, the rest of that elite Terps defense will feel comfortable. If he’s having a big day, the game will be right where the Irish want it.
- Justin Shockey vs Kyle Gallagher and Charles Leonard
- Obviously this is the part of the game everyone is focusing on significantly because it’s been Maryland’s one supposed “weakness” all year long and has been a massive Notre Dame strength all year. However, with Maryland now checking in at 52% on draws, there’s a question about how much of a weakness it really is. But I’m not so much focused on what number Notre Dame has to hit to negate Maryland’s high powered offense or what number Maryland needs to avoid a big possession disadvantage. I’m focused on what the most predominant matchup at the faceoff dot is. Because Shockey has a considerable history with both men. He’s faced Kyle Gallagher twice when Gallagher was at Penn in 2019 and 2020 and faced Leonard twice in 2019 and 2020 as well. Against Gallagher, he’s 16-for-41, however last year in their matchup he was 16-for-34 and was 12-for-21 in the final three quarters after Gallagher got the jump on him early. Against Leonard, he’s seen considerable success. He’s 21-for-31 in his career, and dominated Leonard in their matchup a year ago, going 18-for-26 in a 14-9 Maryland win. Combined against both men, he comes in around 51%, close to where he is right now. When you consider Shockey’s relative success against Leonard, you imagine Kevin Corrigan goes to a strong helping of Gallagher on Sunday. However if he does, does that negate the advantage Notre Dame has by being able to throw two elite faceoff guys to Maryland’s one (the Terps are always willing to throw different looks on faceoffs and try multiple options; but Luke Wierman’s struggles have meant it’s been Shockey’s show the last few weeks.) That could play more into Maryland’s hands. If Shockey struggles and Tillman does go to Wierman to try and get something going, does Corrigan counter by going to Leonard to spell him Galagher? These are some game in within the game within the game possibilities that could impact how the faceoff battle plays out and then potentially, though not certainly, could impact how the game plays out.
90,000 NSAA, 13th round. Alabama – Auburn & 3 More Must Watch – First & Goal
|Alabama (1)||23.30||Auburn U22|
When: Saturday, 28 November 2020, 23:30.
Iron Bowl – the confrontation between Alabama and Auburn – in the general list of classic college football rivals stands out due to the truly unpredictable nature of the match, even against the background of the Game and Showdown on the Red River.Over the past 10 years, only two matches have really disappointed (2012 and 2018), so even the current lineup of players of both teams has something to remember. Especially Mack Jones – the current starting quarterback of “Alabama” was then behind the center after the injury Tua Tangovailoa and the team dramatically slowed down in its former power. This was especially noticeable just in the match with Auburn, after which the Crimson Tide slipped into the second ten of the rating. “Yes, he is definitely not Tua” – no better motivation could be thought of.
The favorite is, of course, Alabama, and it’s not just Auburn’s disgusting season, but also a simple home field advantage.In Tuscaloosa, Nick Seiban’s team lost the last time in 2010, and their opponents look the most helpless on the road – the Tigers lost without a chance to Georgia, turned out to be weaker than South Carolina, only at the last minute they survived in the game with Ol Miss “.
But it wouldn’t be Iron Bowl with his famous Kick Six or Bo Jackson jumping over the line, if it were all explained by a simple cold calculation. For something truly unexpected to happen, you need to least expect it, and the current situation is perfect.
Who to watch: QB Mc Jones, RB Naji Harris, WR Devont Harris, DL Christian Bermor, DB Daniel Wright (all Alabama), QB Bo Nix, RB Tank Bigsby, WR Seth Williams, LB Kobe Wooden, DB Roger McCreery (all “Auburn”).
Odds of Winning (ESPN): Alabama – 92.2%, Auburn – 7.8%.
Bookmaker’s line: Alabama – 1.04, Auburn – 9.7.
|Texas (17)||20.00||Iowa State U13|
When: Friday, November 27, 2020 8:00 PM.
The difficult season of college football is gradually moving towards the end and most of the Cinderellas are gradually turning into pumpkins – Oklahoma State have already lost 3 games out of two when they got to the really standing opponents, now with a high degree of probability the same will happen to Iowa State. The Cyclons’ chance should be looked for in the fact that their key rival in the season will be Texas, which does not play simple matches with either leaders or outsiders (three overtimes this season – with Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State “).If you want a really risky bet – bet on overtime here too (the odds are already 11), especially since for both the match will be an early final of the season. In case of victory, Iowa State will qualify for the conference finals ahead of schedule, but defeat may lead to an interesting precedent for selecting finalists based on additional indicators.
Who to follow: QB Sam Elinger, RB Keontay Ingram, WR Joshua Moore, DE Joseph Ossai, DB Kaden Stearns (all Texas), QB Brock Purdy, RB Brice Hall, WR Zeyver Hutchinson, DE Will MacDonald, LB Mike Rose (all Iowa State).
Odds of Winning (ESPN): Texas – 71.9%, Iowa State – 28.1%.
Bookmaker line: Texas – 1.83, Iowa State – 1.83.
|North Carolina U19||23.30||Notre Dame (2)|
When: Friday, November 27, 2020 11:30 PM.
North Carolina has a roller coaster ride this season – they entered it with obviously high expectations and started very promisingly.And then off we go – beat Virginia Tech (# 19 at the time of the match), but lost to Florida State; beat North Carolina State (# 23) in the state derby, but lost to Virginia. Victories over Duke and Wake Forest should slightly improve the situation, but the former expectations cannot be returned and Tar Hills will come out against Notre Dame as obvious andredogs. “Notre Dame” after the victory over “Clemson” is still recovering – they are clearly playing with the team of Dabo Sweeney again and now the main thing is not to lose concentration.
Who to follow: QB Sam Howell, RB Javonte Williams, WR Diami Brown, LB Tomon Fox, LB Jerimaya Gimmel (all North Carolina), QB Ian Book, RB Kyren Williams, WR Javon McKinley, DL Aditokunbo Ogundeji, LB Bo Bauer (all Notre Dame).
Odds to Win (ESPN): North. Carolina “- 28.7%,” Notre Dame “- 71.3%.
Bookmaker’s line: “North. Carolina “- 2.6,” Notre Dame “- 1.45.
When: Saturday, 28 November 2020, 20:00.
In the match against Ohio State, Indiana proved to be taken seriously, and team quarterback Mike Penix – what could be better than his counterpart, even if he is aiming for 1-2 picks in the upcoming draft. To their misfortune, the Hougers play with the same Buckeyes in the same division and for something more serious than to “sparkle in the match with the favorite” is not particularly worth hoping for (unlike, for example, Northwestern, which beat Wisconsin “And is now confidently aiming for the final of the conference).But you can catch on to a good bowl from the New Year’s Six – for example, the Cotton Bowl. To do this, you also need to look cool against the rest of the rivals, including Maryland, which is leading Taulia Tangovailoa (younger brother of current Miami quarterback Tua Tangovailoa). This game will also be interesting as a test of what happened to Indiana’s walk-out – the Terrppins look good against the carry-out, but against Ohio State, the Hoogers scored a noble -1 yard.
Who to follow: QB Michael Penix, RB Stevie Scott, WR Ty Freifogle, DL Jerome Johnson, DB Jamar Johnson (all Indiana), QB Taulia Tagawailoa, RB Jake Funk, WR Dontey Demus, DL Mosaya Nesili- Kitty, DB Tarib Still (all “Maryland”).
Odds of Winning (ESPN): Indiana 88.1%, Maryland 11.9%.
Bookmaker line: Indiana – 1.21, Maryland – 3.94.
Friday 27 November
Saturday 28 November
|Oregon State||03.30||Oregon (15)|
|Illinois||20.00||Ohio State (4)|
|Oklahoma State U23||20.00||Texas Tech|
|Texas State||23.00||Coastal Carolina U20|
|Michigan State||23.30||Northwestern (8)|
|Southern California (18)||23.30||Colorado|
Sunday 29 November
|Texas A&M (5)||03.00||Louisiana State|
90,000 Pittsburgh Evgenia Malkina Will Play Hockey Outdoors – Rossiyskaya Gazeta
The National Hockey League announced that on February 23, 2019, an outdoor match will take place in Philadelphia between the local Flyers and Stanley Cup winners Pittsburgh Penguins. The game will take place at a stadium with a capacity of almost 70 thousand spectators.
– This is always a very special opportunity to bring the game back to its roots and play an outdoor match.I am sure there will be a great atmosphere, – quotes the words of the president of “Pittsburgh” David Morehouse, the official website of the NHL.
According to the organizers, this match will be the second series of the “Battle of Pennsylvania”. The first meeting took place at the site of the “penguins” in the winter of 2017. At Heinz Field Stadium, in front of 67,000 spectators, Pittsburgh beat their principal opponents 4-2. The history of the confrontation between “penguins” and “pilots”, by the way, has been going on for half a century. During this time, the teams managed to meet 281 times, and in face-to-face meetings, “Philadelphia” is ahead by a decent margin.The same applies to meetings in the playoffs. There were six of them, and four times, including the last battle in the final of the Eastern Conference-2012, the “pilots” went further.
Thus, the Russian Yevgeny Malkin, who is the vice-captain and one of the leaders of Pittsburgh, will be able to take part in a very significant event for hockey. Well, a little earlier, our other star compatriot Alexander Ovechkin will do it. In 2018, as part of the “Stadium Series”, we will see the battle between his “Washington” and “Toronto Maple Leaves”.The game will take place on March 3, 2018 at the stadium of the US Navy Academy in Maryland, with a capacity of 34 thousand spectators.
In addition to Ovechkin, several more Russians will also be able to enter the open ice. This is the forward of “Washington” Yevgeny Kuznetsov and the defender of the capital club Dmitry Orlov. As part of the “Toronto” all the attention to the defender Nikita Zaitsev, who spends his second season overseas and is a key defender of the “maple leaves”. It is quite possible that by March Nikita Soshnikov, on whom the leadership of the Canadian club has high hopes, will gain a foothold in the “Toronto”.
By the way, the series of non-standard hockey meetings in the NHL will not be limited to a duel in Philadelphia. Since 2008, the League has regularly hosted the Winter Classics on 1 January. Consistently – with great success. The minimum audience for such fights was 38,112 people when the game was held in Boston, and the most significant audience was the duel in Michigan, where Detroit and Toronto fought in 2014. Then the organizers swung at a world record. Still, it was not possible to beat him, partly due to severe frosts.But the figure of 105 491 viewers is able to amaze the imagination. This new year will definitely not be a record year. The choice of the NHL fell on New York. The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabers will play here at the City Field baseball stadium, which seats nearly 42,000 spectators.
Outdoor games are popular in North America. In 2014, this game was visited by more than 105 thousand people
Viktor Antipin represents Russian hockey in defense of the Buffalo Blades. Well, in the “Rangers” striker Pavel Buchnevich is progressing before our very eyes.For both young players, the opportunity to take part in such a large-scale event will certainly be a big event.
By the way, the list of participants in the “winter classics” for 2019 is already known. In it we will see representatives of the “original six”, which includes clubs that have played in the NHL since its inception. “Chicago Blackhawks” and “Boston Bruins” will converge at “Notre Dame Stadium”, owned by the university of the same name in Indiana. This arena seats about 78,000 fans, and like Heinz Field in Philadelphia, it is used primarily for American football matches.
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