Irish Advance to NCAA Quarterfinal

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Notre Dame Athletics | May 16, 2019

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The No. 7 Irish advanced to the NCAA Championships quarterfinal vs. No. 2 Duke after defeating Johns Hopkins, 16-9, at Arlotta Stadium on Sunday evening. Notre Dame's 16 goals set a program record for most goals in a game in the NCAA Championships.

The Irish have now advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal round in nine of the last 10 seasons.

Morrison Mirer scored a career-high four goals on the night, while Bryan Costabile and Ryder Garnsey each netted hat tricks.

The Irish defense held the Blue Jays' attack to just nine goals, while Matt Schmidt made nine stops in goal on the evening. Charlie Leonard also played a major role in the victory, going 17-for-29 at the X while registering a goal and an assist.

How It Happened
The Irish played a nearly flawless first half of lacrosse against the Blue Jays, taking a 10-2 lead into the halftime break. After the visitors scored the opening goal of the game, the Irish responded with seven unanswered scores to take a commanding 7-1 lead with just under 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
The Blue Jays managed to stop the run with their second of the evening but Notre Dame scored the last three goals of the half to take a lopsided 10-2 lead after the opening 30 minutes of action.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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