No. 4 seed Notre Dame used nine different goal scorers in a 13-7 victory over Yale on Sunday evening at Arlotta Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
Sophomore midfielder Jim Marlatt spearheaded the Irish offense with a career-high five points on three goals and two assists, while senior attackman SeanRogers produced two goals and one assist. Freshman attackman Conor Doyle also had two goals on the day and senior midfielder Max Pfeifer had one goal and two assists. The 13 goals and nine different goal scorers matched season-high totals for the Fighting Irish, who never trailed in thegame.
Yale held a 37-23 advantage in shots. Junior goalie John Kemp had 12 saves for the Irish. The Bulldogs won 14 of the game’s 23 faceoff attempts.
Notre Dame earned the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST Championship, but lost to No. 4 seed St. John’s in the semifinal. The Irish posted a perfect conference season, going 6-0 in league games and earning the outright regular-season title for the first time in program history.
Notre Dame will face No. 5 seed Virginia on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship. Faceoff is slated for noon (ET) at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The game will be aired on ESPNU/ESPN3.