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NCAA Lacrosse Championship 2024: Notre Dame vs Maryland Schedule and Preview

Notre Dame and Maryland will battle for the 2024 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship after winning hard-fought semifinals. Who will prevail?

The 2024 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship concluded with two intense semifinal games setting up a showdown between Notre Dame and Maryland for the title. Notre Dame, the defending champions from 2023, will take on Maryland, who are aiming for their second championship in three years.

In the first semifinal matchup, Notre Dame defeated Denver with a final score of 13-6. The Fighting Irish pulled away in the second half after a close first half, with brothers Pat and Chris Kavanagh both recording hat-tricks. Midfielder Devon McClane also had a hat-trick, including a spectacular diving goal in the fourth quarter.

Maryland secured their spot in the championship game by cruising to a victory over Virginia. They took an early lead and never looked back, with senior Daniel Kelly leading the way with a hat-trick. Junior midfielder Eric Spanos contributed with three assists and two goals, while goalie Logan McNaney made eight saves to anchor the defense.

Notre Dame finished the season as the top-ranked team with a 12-1 record, winning each tournament game by at least five goals. Led by coach Kevin Corrigan, the Fighting Irish have been dominant with players like Jake Taylor, Devon McClane, and Chris Kavanagh leading the offense.

On the other hand, Maryland, ranked seventh in the nation, has had a successful season under coach John Tillman. They have a strong tournament performance, led by players like Daniel Maltz, Braden Erksa, and Eric Malever. Tillman has led the Terrapins to multiple Final Four appearances and championship game appearances.

The championship game between Notre Dame and Maryland promises to be an exciting matchup, with both teams bringing their best to compete for the ultimate prize. Stay tuned for what is sure to be a thrilling conclusion to the 2024 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.

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