Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse | May 17, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - A Matt Kavanagh goal in overtime gave No. 6 seed Notre Dame a thrilling 14-13 victory over Albany on Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in front of a sellout and stadium-record crowd of 13,519 at James M. Shuart Stadium.
The Fighting Irish (11-5) trailed 12-7 with just over eight minutes remaining in the contest before ending regulation on a 6-1 run. The surge began on a Nick Ossello goal, which snapped a 6-0 Albany run, and Westy Hopkins scored less than a minute later to make it a three-goal affair. Tallies from Conor Doyle and Sergio Perkovic 36 seconds apart cut the Albany lead to one (12-11) with 6:19 left to play.
The Great Danes (12-6) went back up by two on a Ryan Feuerstein goal with 5:44 remaining, but goals from Hopkins and Perkovic knotted the game by the three-minute mark of the final period. The Notre Dame defense withstood a final Albany possession and goalie Conor Kelly saved a Ty Thompson shot with five seconds left and the game went to overtime.