The top-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 19 St. John’s, 12-10, in BIG EAST action on Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium.
Senior attackman Sean Rogers led the Fighting Irish with three goals and freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh posted two goals and two assists. Kevin Cernuto had four goals and three assists for St. John’s, while Kieran McArdle added three goals and two assists.
Notre Dame (6-2, 1-1) struck first in the contest on a goal from junior midfielder Jim Marlatt. Following a St. John’s tally from Connor Mullen, the Irish grabbed a 2-1 advantage, which was their last lead of the game, at the 6:31 mark of the opening quarter on Rogers’ first goal of the afternoon.
St. John’s (7-2, 2-1) started a 4-0 run on Cernuto’s first deposit of the game, which came with 2:20 remaining in the first quarter. The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the opening period. A Keith Switzer goal was followed up by two scores from McArdle and the Red Storm led 5-2 with just over 10 minutes left in the first half.