Notre Dame Defeats Detroit in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship First Round

 

No. 2 seed Notre Dame outscored Detroit 6-0 in the fourth quarter to capture a 9-7 victory in the first round of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship on May 11 at Arlotta Stadium. Freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh netted a game-high four goals for the Fighting Irish.

 

Kavanagh's four goals matched a season-high total that he achieved two other times (Duke & North Carolina). They are the most goals for a Notre Dame player in an NCAA Championship contest since Neal Hicks tallied four in a 12-7 win over Cornell in the semifinals of the 2010 tournament. They are the most goals ever for a Notre Dame freshman in an NCAA tournament game.

 

The Fighting Irish have won their last four first-round games in the NCAA Championship. Notre Dame will be making its fifth NCAA quarterfinal appearance in the last six seasons.

 

Notre Dame will face the winner of Sunday's first-round showdown between Duke and Loyola in the quarterfinals on May 19 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The time of the game will be either noon or 2:30 p.m. (ET). ESPNU and WatchESPN.com will broadcast the contest live.