Upset Saturday in D1 lacrosse. Notre Dame held Michael Sowers to one point and Joe Robertson to just two goals en route to knocking Duke (10-1) from their unbeaten season with a 13-8 victory.
Brennan O’Neill (3g) scored with 12:47 to play to put Duke in front,1-0. Pat Kavanagh (1g,1a), a man advantage marker from Wheaton Jackoboice (3g) followed by Morrison Mirer (3 g) turned the scoreboard to 3-1 in favor of the Irish. Nakeie Montgomery (4a) set up Owen Caputo (1g) to close the first stanza with the Irish in a Fightin Mood and holding a 3-2 lead.
Will Yorke (2g) added a pair to push it a 5-2 cushion. O’Neill, Dyson Williams (1g) followed by Charlie O’Connor (1g) each hit rope for Duke, and with 3:34 to go in the half, we sat at a 5-5 game. Mirer with :55 to go and Daniel Cassidy (1g) just nine seconds later gave the Irish a two-goal lead at 7-5 heading to the half.
The second half was all Notre Dame. After a Joe Robertson goal, the onslaught was on. Jackoboice, Eric Dobson (1g), followed by another Jackoboice tally ended the third with a 10-6 Notre Dame lead. Kyle Gallagher (1g) accompanied by a Mirer goal set the board at 12-6 before O’Neill ended the onslaught. Mirer and a Joe Robertson “oh by the way” goal with :08 on the clock, signaled the end of the undefeated season.
Speaking of “Oh by the way”
Liam Entenmann had 12 saves for the Irish while Mike Adler turned aside 11 for the Blue Devils. Shots were 44-36 the Notre Dame way as well as shots on goal, 24-20. Duke turned the ball over 22 times to the Irish 12. Duke won the ground ball battle, 25-22. Despite the loss, Duke FoGo, Jake Naso went 16 of 22 with 8 ground ball scoops. Notre Dame Head Coach, Kevin Corrigan picked up his 311th D1 victory. Upset Saturday in D1 lacrosse.