Freshman Ulrich leads Notre Dame past Penn St. Boys' Latin grad scores 5 goals in Irish's 14-9 win

March 02, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Attackman David Ulrich, a Boys' Latin graduate, set a freshman school record with five goals and two assists as No. 11 Notre Dame downed No. 14 Penn State, 14-9, yesterday at the Loftus Sports Center in Notre Dame, Ind.

Playing in his first collegiate game, Ulrich broke the previous single-game scoring mark of Robbie Snyder, who had four goals in 1991.

The Fighting Irish (1-0), which was just 2-for-11 on extra-man opportunities, won its ninth straight at home and have held their past six regular-season opponents to single digits. Goalkeeper Alex Cade made 13 of his 17 saves in the second half, allowing just four goals in the final 30 minutes.

The Nittany Lions (0-1) scored on their first two shots to go ahead 2-0 just 1: 46 into the game. But the Irish responded by scoring five of the next six goals, taking the lead for good at 4-3 on an unassisted goal by Ulrich with 2: 55 left in the first quarter.

Notre Dame then scored three goals in three minutes, including two by Ulrich, toward the end of the first half to give the Irish a 10-4 lead. The Irish held the edge in shots (40-37), faceoffs (14 of 24) and ground balls (40-28).

Denver 15, Mount St. Mary's 9: Geoff Bieging scored five goals with four assists to pace the Pioneers (1-0) over the host Mountaineers (0-1). Trailing 3-2 late in the first quarter, Denver tied the game by scoring with 4.2 seconds left in the period and then opened the second by scoring four unanswered goals for a 7-3 lead.

The Mount attempted a comeback with two goals in the final two minutes of the third quarter, and cut the deficit to 12-9 on a Steve English goal with 12: 29 to play. But Denver scored the game's final three goals to close out the victory.

Butler 13, Ohio Wesleyan 9: Cory Kahoun had four goals and an assist as the Bulldogs (2-0) rolled past the Battling Bishops in Columbus, Ohio. Butler, which opened its season by upsetting North Carolina, jumped out to 4-0 lead in the first four minutes and extended the margin to 8-2 by halftime.

Pub Date: 3/02/98

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