Daily Archives: April 17, 2011

NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse (9-0) Remains Undefeated With 10-7 Victory Over St. John’s On April 17

No. 2 Notre Dame remained the only undefeated team in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse with a 10-7 BIG EAST victory over St. John’s on Saturday night at Arlotta Stadium. Senior midfielder David Earlled the Irish with three goals and an assist.

Notre Dame (9-0, 4-0) overturned a 5-2 halftime deficit by outscoring St. John’s 8-2 in the second half, including 3-0 in the fourth quarter. The Fighting Irish defense kept the Red Storm off the scoreboard for the final 16:38 of the contest.

“It was a great first half for them and lousy for us,” said Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan. “St. John’s made us pay for our mistakes and they kept the ball away from us and that kept us from making any plays and gaining any momentum. We came out in the second half just determined to make some plays and the guys did that.”

Notre Dame’s second-half surge began on a goal from sophomore attackman Ryan Foley with 1:30 elapsed in the period. Senior midfielder Zach Brennemansliced the Red Storm lead to one (5-4) with 10:35 left in the third quarter on his second goal of the game.

St. John’s (4-7, 2-2) increased its advantage back to two (6-4) on an Alex Lagodich score with 8:26 remaining in the third period.

The Fighting Irish responded with three straight goals beginning with a score from junior attackman Sean Rogers midway through the third quarter. Junior midfielder Max Pfeiferknotted the game (6-6) with just under six minutes left in the stanza. Earl put the Irish on top (7-6) at the 3:07 mark of the third quarter with a man-up tally off a feed from Brenneman.

The Red Storm evened the contest (7-7) on a Colin Keegan goal with 1:38 left in the third quarter. Keegan had a game-high four goals.

Notre Dame went ahead for good less than two minutes into the fourth quarter on Earl’s second goal of the night. Sophomore midfielder Steve Murphy gave the Irish a two-goal cushion (9-7) less than a minute later. Earl completed his first hat trick of the season with 1:55 left in the game.

NCAA Lacrosse: “Hopkins Lacrosse Is Back!” As Blue Jays Defeat Maryland 12-11 In Overtime On Kyle Wharton’s Goal On April 17

When a series is being renewed for the 107th time, it’s not easy to play a game that ranks among the all-time best. While no one has seen all 107 meetings, it’s probably say to say that third-ranked Johns Hopkins’ 12-11 overtime win at fourth-ranked Maryland deserves such consideration, even if time is the only true judge of such things.

Johns Hopkins All-America Attacker #42 Kyle Wharton (Sr., Garnet Valley, PA) drives on Notre Dame Defenseman #30 Jacob Brems (Jr., Kensington, MD) in second quarter play of the 2010 San Francisco Lacrosse Fall Classic at Kezar Stadium. Photo by LaxBuzz.

Time. For a time it looked like the senior-laden Terps would run away from the young Blue Jays. For a time it then seemed the Blue Jays had so much momentum that an overtime game-winner from senior Kyle Whartonwouldn’t be necessary. When they stopped keeping time, 16 seconds remained in the first overtime and Wharton’s goal had extended JHU’s winning streak to four – three of which have come by a goal.

The Blue Jays trailed 7-2 at the half and 8-3 after Grant Catalino answered Chris Boland’sstrike early in the third quarter. With momentum on the Terps’ side, the Blue Jays rallied for a win that, for a time, didn’t seem possible.

Freshman Eric Ruhl jumped started a stunning 8-1 run with his seventh goal of the season midway through the third quarter. Maryland still had a four-goal lead at 8-4 when the third-quarter clock ticked under the three-minute mark, but freshman Phil Castronova found Boland alone on the doorstep with 2:55 remaining to make it 8-5 and Boland intercepted a clearing pass on the crease and scored again with nine seconds left in the third period to make it 8-6 entering the fourth quarter.

For more: http://www.hopkinssports.com/sports/m-lacros/recaps/041611aaa.html