Notre Dame is making the most of receiving an at-large berth to the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament. Sophomore Sean Rogers scored three goals to lead the unseeded Fighting Irish to a 7-5 upset of third-seeded Maryland on Saturday in the national quarterfinals at Princeton Stadium
Awarded a berth despite losing four of its final six regular season games, Notre Dame (9-6) jumped out to a 5-1 lead and held off the Terrapins by dominating the midfield, winning the face-off battle and taking advantage of Maryland’s poor shooting.
Notre Dame, which defeated host and sixth-seeded Princeton last week, will play the winner of Sunday’s game
between Army and Cornell in a semifinal next Saturday. It will be Notre Dame’s second appearance in the final four, but first since finishing third in 2001.