The Week in Notre Dame Athletics: A Season Winds Down

Irish baseball had a strong week. - fishoutofwater

The Fighting Irish earned wins this past week in men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, and track & field.

Without further ado, we bring you the results of the last week's Irish match-ups.

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No. 10 men's lacrosse (6-4) notched 2 victories this past week, first over Marquette, 12-7, then over Robert Morris, 15-5. Paul Rigney has a game recap and analysis for you here.

This Saturday, the Irish face Maryland at home (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU).

This past weekend, no. 10 women's lacrosse (8-4) pulled off a big win over no. 7 Duke, 12-10.

This Tuesday, the Irish face Ohio State in Columbus (6:00 p.m. ET, video link at UND.com). Saturday, they welcome Syracuse (3:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3).

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Baseball (12-18) went 3-1 this past week, first dominating Michigan, 9-1, then dropping a series opener to Boston College, 4-1, before sweeping Saturday's doubleheader, 4-2 and 7-0. This is a good turn for the Irish, who have struggled against their new ACC foes and faced stiff - and highly ranked - competition.

The Irish face Michigan State on the road this Tuesday (3:05 p.m. ET, WatchND). Wednesday, Notre Dame travels to face Toledo (7:00 p.m. ET, WatchND). They play Miami on Saturday night in Coral Gables (7:00 p.m. ET, WatchND, ESPN3), then again on Sunday (7:00 p.m. ET, WatchND, ESPN3) and Monday (7:00 p.m. ET, WatchND, ESPNU).

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No. 23/25 Irish softball (25-9, 6-4) went 3-1 this past week, besting North Carolina on the road, 6-0 and 11-6, then splitting their home series with no. 7/8 Florida State, with an 8-5 win and a 9-7 loss.

This Wednesday, the Irish will face Toledo at home (6:00 p.m. ET, WatchND). Friday, they'll play a doubleheader at Virginia. The teams match up again Saturday at noon.

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The men's tennis squad (17-8) swept their last week's opponents, routing Miami, 7-0, Florida State, 6-1, and Valparaiso, 6-1.

Next for the Irish is a road trip to Boston College this Saturday before attention shifts to the upcoming ACC Championships.

Women's tennis (14-8) had another great weekend, earning wins over Virginia Tech, 7-0, and North Carolina State, 6-1.

The Irish will travel to Syracuse this Saturday afternoon.

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Notre Dame's track & field team competed at the Border Battle in Louisville this past weekend, falling as a team with Louisville to Indiana and Purdue, but earning 4 top finishes in women's 100m dash, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, and triple jump. The Irish also claimed several 2nd and 3rd place finishes.

Up next for the Irish are the ACC Outdoor Championships in Chapel Hill this Thursday through Saturday.

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No. 2 women's basketball (37-1) fell to the indomitable (this season) UConn in the NCAA championship game this past week, 79-58. With Natalie Achonwa on the bench, the Irish were unable to match up against Huskies' stars Stephanie Dolson and Breanna Stewart. Alstein recaps and assesses the disappointing end to a magnificent season right here. Early this week, Irish standouts Kayla McBride (3rd overall) and Natalie Achonwa (9th overall) were selected in the 1st round of the WNBA draft.

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Irish rowing got back in the water this past weekend at the Lake Natoma Invitational in California, placing 5th overall in a strong field.

Next up for the Irish is the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in Belleville, MI, this weekend.

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The men's golf team was idle this past week and next competes in the Oak Hill Intercollegiate in Rochester, NY this upcoming Monday and Tuesday.

The women's team was idle this past week and next competes in the ACC Championships this weekend.

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We'll bring you updates next week on Notre Dame's Olympic sports. For now, go Irish. Beat everybody.

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