2022 Schedule Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the 73rd DI program and fifth from the ACC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Irish are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 8-4 overall (3-3 ACC) and ended their season in the NCAA Quarterfinals against Maryland.

Irish’s 2022 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
1/22Notre DameAir ForceScrimmage
2/6Notre DameCleveland StateScrimmage
2/19Notre DameDetroit Mercy
2/26Notre DameGeorgetown
3/5Notre DameMaryland
3/12Ohio StateNotre Dame
3/19Notre DameMichigan
3/26VirginiaNotre DameACC
4/2Notre DameSyracuseACC
4/9DukeNotre DameACC
4/12MarquetteNotre Dame
4/21Notre DameNorth CarolinaACC
5/1SyracuseNotre DameACC
5/7Notre DameDukeACC

New Opponents

Detroit Mercy, Georgetown, Maryland, Marquette, Michigan, Ohio State,

Team’s Dropped

Bellarmine, Robert Morris

Key Games

2/26 vs Georgetown: The first big test of the year for the Irish comes against the Georgetown Hoyas in a early-season matchup that pits two NCAA Quarterfinalist from a year ago against each other. This will also pit two of the best defensive teams in the nation, which could make for one heck of a battle. Meeting 17 times prior, Notre Dame holds a 10-7 series lead. The Hoyas last win over the Irish was in 2010.

3/5 vs Maryland: Notre Dame begins the month of March welcoming the Maryland Terrapins to South Bend for a matchup that pits the Irish against the 2021 NCAA Runner-up. The last time these two met was in 2020 where the Terrapins won 14-9.

3/26 @ Virginia: The Irish open up ACC play against the two-time reigning champion Virginia Cavaliers. In their one meeting a year ago, the Cavaliers won 12-11. Notre Dame held a 7-5 lead at the half. A win here would be big for the Irish and get ACC play started off with a bang.

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