Jim Marlatt notched 5 goals to pace the Irish to the win.
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Notre Dame (1-0) also received a major offensive contribution from freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh, who netted four goals. Senior attackman Sean Rogers and senior midfielder Steve Murphy both scored twice for the Fighting Irish. Marlatt and Kavanagh also chipped in one assist apiece.
The Notre Dame defense, which led the nation last season in goals-against average, stymied a Duke offense that averaged 16.5 goals per game in its first two contests this season. Senior goalie John Kemp made 10 saves on the afternoon for the Fighting Irish.
Marlatt opened the game’s scoring with 8:56 left in the opening quarter. Murphy made it 2-0 in favor of the Irish just over two minutes later. Notre Dame would have a two-goal edge at the end of the first quarter.
Kavanagh registered his first collegiate goal in the early stages of the second quarter with an assist from Ryan Foley. Murphy used an assist from Nick Ossello to put home his second goal and make it 4-0 in favor of the Fighting Irish. Murphy’s two goals matched a career-high output.
Another Kavanagh goal midway through the second quarter pushed the lead to five and Marlatt made it 6-0 with 2:55 left in the opening half. Marlatt assisted on the Kavanagh goal, while Will Corrigan picked up the assist on Marlatt’s tally.
Duke (1-2) finally cracked the scoring column with 39 seconds remaining in the half on a Myles Jones tally. The Blue Devil celebration was short lived as Marlatt and Kavanagh both scored in the final 13 seconds of the half.
NCAA Lacrosse: Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Faces Jacksonville At “2013 Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic” On February 17 In Jacksonville, FL
NCAA Lacrosse: Defending National Champion Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Credits “Off-Season Fitness Training Techniques” For “In-Season Success”
And the team is hoping that its off-season training techniques, so retro that they seem innovative, will once again help it achieve outsize success. The team began fall practices by alternating days of on-field workouts with those devoted solely to strength and conditioning.
The workouts took place at the university’s Ridley Athletic Complex, located several miles west of campus and built on top of a former landfill. Its facilities are comparable to those of much larger universities, and the complex enabled the team to practice away from the increasingly tight quarters of the small main campus.
“They are coming to a state-of-the-art facility built specifically for lacrosse and soccer,” Coach Charley Toomey said. “When the players arrive, they focus on the task at hand, lacrosse. They don’t have to worry about outside influences, like prior teams that used to practice and play in the middle of campus.”
As September turned to October, full practice began five days a week, and Loyola’s off-season increasingly departed from college training norms.
Several times during the fall, the Greyhounds traveled up Interstate 83 from campus to Oregon Ridge Park, in the rolling hills northwest of the city. Oregon Ridge is the former site of a 19th-century ironworks, quarry and village. In the 1960s, a hill of several hundred feet in the park’s interior was the site of a small commercial ski resort. Abandoned ski lift equipment still lines its sides.
On trips to Oregon Ridge, the Greyhounds took some of the unusual assortment of cross-fit gear that the players regularly train with, which would be at home in a 1920s fitness manual. The players ran sprints up and down the park’s hill, tossed medicine balls and jostled with an assortment of heavy ropes. Some players built strength by carrying teammates in their arms.
National League Lacrosse: Edmonton Rush Defeat Washington Stealth 15-10 Behind Six Goals By Rookie Attacker Mark Matthews On Feb 15
The Washington Stealth struggled to score in first and never really got their legs as Edmonton and rookie Mark Matthews ran away with a 15-10 NLL decision before 5,627, Friday at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
The loss dropped the Stealth to 4-4 while Edmonton, now 2-4 with both wins coming against the Stealth, notched their first home win this season.
“We knew exactly what was coming and we let it happen to us,” said Stealth Coach Chris Hall. “We got behind the eight ball early. We just let them smother us right away.”
Playing without the services of defenders Bill Hostrawser, Jeff Moleski and Tim Henderson, Washington was outshot 61-35 and on offense was never able to challenge an Edmonton squad hungry for their first home win of the season.
Although Edmonton landed the first two goals of the game on scores by Ryan Ward and Matthews, Washington came back with a Brett Bucktooth power play goal at 5:06 and a score by Rhys Duch at 3:44 to knot the game at 2-2.
But after three Edmonton goals followed, two closing out the first and Matthews’ opening score in the second, the Stealth were down 5-2 and had managed just five shots – four coming on a power play attempt early in the first.