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  • Late-Game Heroics Power Irish Past Marquette, 7-6

    Posted 2018-04-17 16:19:00 by: Exec Exec

      (Drake, ND) MILWAUKEE - Trailing 6-5 with less than a minute left in the game, No. 14 Notre Dame (6-4) came up with two huge goals from and to escape Marquette (5-5) with a 7-6 victory. The Irish remain unbeaten against the Golden Eagles, improving to 7-0 in the series.All seven goals came from different players on Wednesday at Valley Fields. Joining Costabile and Garnsey in the goal column was , ,  (Salesianum), and .The Irish defense continued its fine form, holding Marquette to just two goals in the final 30 minutes of play.   How It Happened The Irish scored the game's opening goal, as Garnsey fed Willetts, who finished past the Marquette goalie on an extra-man opportunity to give Notre Dame a 1-0 lead with 6:22 left in the frame. However, the hosts responded with three unanswered scores, including the final one with two ticks left on the clock to take a 3-1 lead into the second quarter.With just over five minutes gone by in the second stanza, the Irish cut the Marquette lead to one at 3-2. Walter raced by the Golden Eagle defense and unleashed a shot to score the first goal of his career with 9:55 left in the half. Less than four minutes later the Irish leveled the score at 3-3, as found McNamara who fired into the net for the first time at the collegiate level.Marquette responded, scoring 16 seconds later to retake the lead at 4-3, an advantage it took into the halftime break.The Irish could not have asked for a better start to the third quarter, scoring twice in the opening 3:06 to take a 5-4 lead. Garnsey found Drake on the doorstep, who faked and finished past the keeper to level the score. Just minutes later Sexton struck from distance to put the Irish back on top for the first time since the opening stages at 5-4.Notre Dame's defense was masterful in the third period, locking down the Golden Eagles' attack and holding them scoreless to take a 5-4 lead into the fourth frame.Marquette regrouped and drew even at the ...

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  • Irish Suffer 10-6 Setback Against Syracuse

    Posted 2018-04-02 12:43:20 by: Exec Exec

    (Drake, Notre Dame) SYRACUSE, N.Y. - No. 6 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1 ACC) suffered its first loss in Atlantic Coast Conference play this season, falling to No. 9 Syracuse (5-3, 3-0 ACC) by a final score of 10-6 inside the Carrier Dome.The second half determined the outcome on Saturday, as the Orange outscored the Irish 5-2 in the final 30 minutes of play. led the Irish in scoring with two goals. Other Notre Dame goal scorers were  (Salesianum), , and .   How It Happened Notre Dame found itself in an early hole on Saturday, as Syracuse scored the first three goals of the game to jump out to a 3-0 lead. However, the Irish settled in and responded with goals from Drake and Schantz to cut the deficit to just one (3-2) at the end of the first quarter. The goal from Schantz just beat the clock, as no time remained in the quarter after his goal hit the net.The two sides traded scores in the second stanza, with both teams scoring two goals to push the score to 5-4 heading into the halftime break. The Irish tied the game less than five minutes into the second off a goal from Costabile but Syracuse responded to retake the lead. The second goal of the quarter came from Collins, as the senior rifled a shot from distance past the keeper.Notre Dame scored the opening goal of the third quarter, leveling the score at 5-5. The goal was created by beautiful ball movement before found Willetts in front of the crease, who faked high and then finished from point-blank range. Syracuse responded with two goals of its own to go back on top at 7-5 at the end of the third quarter.The Orange added three scores in the fourth quarter and Notre Dame scored one goal courtesy of Willetts to end the game at 10-6.   Notre Dame Player Of The Game Sexton continued his exceptional run of play on Saturday, scooping up a team-high six ground balls and leading the team in caused turnovers with two.   Notre Dame Notes Five different Irish players scored goals in the ...

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