No. 7 Notre Dame To Host Denver

May 6, 2018
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Notre Dame (9-5) wasn't worried about getting into the NCAA Tournament, but didn't know where they would be seeded. 

The Irish received the No. 7 seed and will host Denver (12-3) on May 13th and 2:15 p.m. ET on ESPNU. The winner will take on the winner of No. 2 Albany and Richmond on May 21st

While Denver might not exactly be the first team Notre Dame would have picked, the Irish beat Pioneers 11-9 on March 10th. Denver is 13-9 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, but 0-3 in road in the first round. The Pioneers are also just 9-13 against Notre Dame, including 2-7 in South Bend.

Notre Dame might have an edge in the series, but Denver has topped the Irish in recent postseason matchups. In 2015, Denver won 11-10 in overtime in the 2015 semifinal and 16-4 in the 2017 quarterfinals.

The Irish enter the tournament playing its best lacrosse of the season, including a 17-5 win on Saturday over Army as they matched a season-high in goals and set a season-low in goals allowed.

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