#13 Virginia – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Site

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#16 NOTRE-DAME against #13 VIRGINIA
Date/Time: Sunday, March 6 — 12:00 p.m.
Location: Arlotta Stadium – South Bend, Ind.
Live stream: ACCNX
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Twitter updates: @NDWomensLax

Play Notes (PDF)

TO START

  • The Irish will host the Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday, March 6 at noon at Arlotta Stadium on the Notre Dame campus.
  • After this contest, the Irish will hit the road as the next three matchups will be on the road (Virginia Tech, Jacksonville and Yale).
  • Notre Dame is coming off a 2021 campaign in which it finished 11-7 and earned an NCAA Tournament berth.

THE NOTRE DAME SERIES – VIRGINIA

  • The Irish and the Cavaliers will meet for the tenth time on Sunday at the Arlotta stadium.
  • Notre Dame holds a 6-3 advantage in the all-time series.
  • In the last outing, Bridget Deehan tied her career high with 14 saves.

IN POLLS

  • After five games in the 2022 season, the Irish are ranked No. 16 in the IWLCA/IL Women poll.
  • The Irish were ranked No. 5 in the IL Women/IWLCA pre-season poll.
  • Four ACC programs are currently ranked in the top 10 of the IL Women/IWLCAPreseason Poll, including No. 1 Boston College, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Syracuse and No. 8 at Duke.
  • The Irishman ranked No. 7 in USA Lacrosse magazine’s pre-season poll.

TOP FIVE SCHEDULE

  • The Fighting Irish have already faced three top-25 opponents in the 2022 season and will face four more in the regular season.
  • The ACC is home to all remaining ranked opponents at No. 1 Boston College, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 7 Duke and No. 13 Virginia.
  • Notre Dame has one of the top five toughest schedules in Division I women’s lacrosse according to lacrossereference.com.

NATIONALLY RANKED CHOMA

  • Kasey Choma was ranked 34th in the nation by Inside Lacrosse in December 2021.
  • During her career, she played 25 games, scoring 67 goals on 131 shots. She picked up 29 ground balls and 29 draw checks.
  • She currently sits second on the team in goals with 13 goals in five games and has scored at least one goal in all five games.
  • Choma is also tied for first on the team with Diana Kelly in draw checks with 19 apiece.

AHERN ON ATTACK

  • Madison Ahern leads the Irish team so far in the 2022 season with 17 goals.
  • Ahern tied his career high with six goals against No. 3 Syracuse on Feb. 26, 2022.
  • She has scored one or more goals in four of five contests, with four hat-tricks this season.



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