Notre Dame Athletics | March 5, 2019
NOTRE DAME, Ind.- No. 12/17 Notre Dame (2-1) defeated No. 2/2 Maryland (5-1) 14-13 in a huge bounce-back victory Sunday afternoon inside the Loftus Sports Center.
Junior Brian Willetts sent a diving shot past the Maryland goalkeeper in overtime to give the Irish the dramatic, thrilling win. Willets (3G, 2A) and senior Brendan Gleason (4G, 1A) both finished with five points to lead Notre Dame. Sophomore Connor Morin (3G, 1A) also added his first career hat trick in the victory.
Senior Matt Schmidt recorded 11 key saves along the way to help keep the Irish in the game.
How It Happened
Maryland got off to a fast start, forcing a turnover and scoring in the first 12 seconds of the game. However, the Irish kept their composure and responded with a goal from Connor Morin to tie it up at 1-1 in the third minute of play.
After allowing three goals to the Terrapins and falling behind 4-1, the Irish went on a 4-0 scoring run between the end of the first quarter and the start of the second to take the lead 5-4. Willetts led the charge with a pair of goals while Gleason and Morrison Mirer also added tallies, giving Mirer the first goal of his career.
After another Maryland score, Bryan Costabile and John Hallenbeck ended the half with back-to-back goals to give the Irish a 7-5 lead heading into the intermission.
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