Sullivan's goal in 2nd OT rescues No. 4 Loyola, 7-6

No. 18 Notre Dame puts up fight, but 'Hounds go to 4-0

College Lacrosse

March 17, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Michael Sullivan beat Notre Dame goalie Nick Antol 1:21 into the second overtime, lifting fourth-ranked Loyola to a 7-6 victory over the No. 18 Fighting Irish at Moose Krause Stadium yesterday.

The Greyhounds (4-0) never trailed in ending a two-game losing streak to Notre Dame (1-4), but struggled to put away the pesky Irish. Twice Notre Dame erased two-goal deficits to tie the game.

Neither team had a scoring chance in the first overtime.

In the second overtime, Loyola's Ray Erickson intercepted an attempted clearing pass from Antol to give the Greyhounds possession. Stephen Brundage then beat his defender from behind the net and rifled a shot toward Antol, who made the save but allowed the rebound to kick out to Sullivan for the game-winner.

Loyola was led by attackmen Sullivan with three goals and Brundage, who recorded four points (one goal, three assists).

The Irish were paced by Devin Ryan's three goals and assist.

Antol stopped 10 shots; Mark Bloomquist made eight saves in the win.

Loyola outshot Notre Dame by only 28-25, and Chad Debolt controlled the face-off circle for the Irish, winning 11 of 16. But, the Greyhounds held a 49-37 edge in groundballs.

Loyola 2 1 2 1 0 1 -- 7

Notre Dame 0 2 2 2 0 0 -- 6

Goals: ND--Ryan 3, Berger, Frigon, Asplundh; L--Sullivan 3, Brundage, Summers, Fink, Halip. Assists: ND--Ryan, Riches, Frigon; L--Brundage 3, Sullivan. Saves: L--Bloomquist 8; ND--Antol 10.

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