Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse Advances to NCAA Championship Second Round

The Notre Dame men's lacrosse team defeated Penn 13-6 in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday, May 14 in Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame will face fifth-seeded Duke next Sunday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship. Faceoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. (ET) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Duke defeated Delaware 15-14 on Saturday in first-round action.

The Irish captured a 12-7 season-opening victory over the Blue Devils on Feb. 20 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Senior Colin Igoe had a hat trick in the win against Penn, while senior Zach Brenneman, freshman Westy Hopkins, junior Nicholas Beattie and sophomore Pat Cotter each added a pair of goals.

The Fighting Irish defense held Penn to just one second-half goal. The Quakers did not score from the 2:55 mark of the second quarter until the 5:43 mark of the fourth quarter, a span of 27:12

Sophomore goalkeeper John Kemp earned the win, making nine saves.