Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse Falls to Loyola 7-5 in NCAA Semifinals

Notre Dame men's lacrosse fell to top-seeded Loyola (Md.), 7-5 in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

The Fighting Irish held the Greyhounds scoreless for the final 26:40 of the contest and scored twice in a 50-second span in the final quarter to stage a comeback, making it a two-goal game, but were unable to take the victory.

Junior goalkeeper John Kemp, the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year, made 13 saves for the Irish.

Sophomore attackman Westy Hopkins scored twice for Notre Dame, while senior attackmen Nicholas Beattie and Sean Rogers, and sophomore midfielder Jim Marlatt each scored once for the Fighting Irish.

With the loss, Notre Dame ends its season with a 13-3 record, having advanced to Championship Weekend for the second time in three years. Loyola improves to 17-1 on the campaign.