No. 4 Notre Dame surges past No. 17 Drexel, 11-7

Irish finish game on 6-1 run to improve to 3-0

March 07, 2011|By From Sun staff reports

The fourth-ranked Notre Dame men scored six of the fourth quarter's seven goals to rally to an 11-7 victory over visiting No. 17 Drexel on Sunday.

The Fighting Irish (3-0) tied the game at 6 just over a minute into the quarter on a goal by senior midfielder David Earl, then went up by two on consecutive goals in a two-minute span by junior attackman Sean Rogers. Junior midfielder Max Pfeifer assisted on both goals.

Senior attackman Colin Igoe made it 9-6 with 7:58 left on an assist from Devon Dobson, but Robert Church moved Drexel (1-3) back to within two at 4:31.

A man-up goal from senior attackman Edison Parzanese, off a pass from Nicholas Beattie, pushed the Notre Dame lead back to three with just over two minutes remaining in regulation, and junior midfielder Eric Keppeler scored the final goal with 34 seconds left.

Earl, Rogers and freshman attackman Westy Hopkins had two goals each for the Irish.

Drexel took a 3-0 lead by the 9:27 mark of the first quarter with two goals from Brendan Glynn and one from Craig Owen. The Irish got on the board with four seconds left on a goal by Hopkins. That began a 5-0 run.

Notre Dame's home opener was played before an announced 1,626, a men's lacrosse record for the Loftus Sports Center.

Providence 6, Presbyterian 5: Freshman Andrew Barton (St. Paul's) had a goal and four assists to lead the host Friars (2-0) past the Blue Hose.

Sophomore JT Weber scored the game-winner with 70 seconds remaining.

Lehigh 13, Detroit Mercy 9: The visiting Mountain Hawks (3-1) used an 8-0 run bridging the first and second halves to break open a close game and beat the Titans (1-5) for their best start since the 2006 season.

Junior Adam Johnston (St. Paul's) led the way with four goals, three of them with a man up. Senior Jonathan Stumpf (Centennial) had two goals for the second straight game.


Drexel 19, Bucknell 3: Charlotte Wood scored six goals to lead the host Dragons (3-1) to a rout of the Bison (1-4).

Katelyn Miller (McDonogh) had one of the Bison's goals and led the defense with three caused turnovers.

Salisbury 20, Catholic 8: Senior attacker Trish DiGirolomo (Archbishop Spalding) had a career-high 10 points on two goals and eight assists to lead the visiting Sea Gulls (4-0), ranked No. 1 in Division III, past the Cardinals.

Junior midfielder Allie Wheatley had a game-high five goals, and senior attacker Logan Bilderback (Broadneck), senior midfielder Aileen McCausland (Hereford) and junior midfielder Carrie Bray each scored three goals.

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