Men's Lacrosse Minute: Notre Dame Defeats Ohio State

 

• Notre Dame freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh posted a game-high four points on two goals and two assists in the 9-4 win against Ohio State. Senior attackman Sean Rogers added two goals and an assist. The Irish had seven different goal scorers in the contest. Fighting Irish senior goalie John Kemp matched a season-high total with 11 saves. The Notre Dame defense held the Buckeyes scoreless from the 12:14 mark of the first quarter until there was 10:47 left in the game, a span of 46:27. Ohio State entered the game averaging 11.8 goals per game this season. All five Notre Dame wins this season have come against teams ranked in the top 10 of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) poll at the time of the contest. This is the first time the Irish have defeated five top-10 opponents in the same season since the 2010 campaign.
 
• Georgetown outscored defending national champion Loyola in the second half, but the Hoyas were unable to overcome a six-goal first half deficit, falling 13-8 on Wednesday night.  Redshirt junior Tyler Knarr went 16-of-23 at the face-off X, including all five face-offs in the second quarter, and picked up eight ground balls, but the No. 9 Greyhounds held Georgetown to just one first half goal.