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.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.