Notre Dame made school lacrosse history Saturday at Baltimore.
The Irish defeated Cornell 12-7 in the NCAA tournament semifinals to earn their first trip to the championship game.
Neal Hicks scored four goals, Zach Brenneman had three and goaltender Scott Rogers stopped 16 shots for the Irish (10-6), who defeated the Big Red (12-6) for the first time.
Notre Dame is the first unseeded team since Massachusetts in 2006 to earn a spot in the championship game.
The Irish will play the winner of the other semifinal between Virginia and Duke for the title Monday.
Notre Dame used an early four-goal run to take a 4-1 lead and led at 6-3 at halftime.
Cornell scored twice in succession to make it 7-5 midway through the third quarter, but Hicks restored the three-goal cushion by scoring on a rebound.
Rogers and the Irish defense made sure there would be no fourth-quarter comeback for the Big Red.
Cornell's Rob Pannell, who came in averaging a nation's-best 4.59 points per game, was limited to two assists.
The Irish opened the tournament with a win over sixth-seed Princeton, then beat No. 3 Maryland to advance the semifinals for only the second time.