Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse | Mar. 16, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - A seven-goal second quarter and a nine-goal fourth quarter put the No. 11 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team well on its way to an 18-9 victory over No. 7 Virginia on Sunday evening inside the Loftus Sports Center. The win moves the Fighting Irish to 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and places them in a tie with Maryland for first place in the league.
Notre Dame (3-2, 2-0) used 11 different goal scorers in the win and the offense was spearheaded by a four-goal, two-assist effort from sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh, while junior midfielder Nick Ossello chipped in with his first career hat trick. Not only did senior Liam O'Connor go 19-for-24 in faceoffs, he tallied a goal and an assist.
"So much of it tonight was the faceoff game," Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. "When you're playing make-it, take-it like that and not only winning the faceoffs, but putting pressure on them, that's tough."