March 24, 2012; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Lacrosse sticks lie on the ground behind the Virginia Cavaliers bench prior to the Cavaliers

Notre Dame wins Big East Opener against Rutgers

Career-high four goals from Sean Rogers helped #6 Notre Dame win against Rutgers on Sunday open in the Big East opener.The final score was 12-9 . The Fighting Irish have won five consecutive games.

Notre Dame (6-1) scored the first 6 out of the 7 goals off the game. They never trailed and they seemed to be the dominant team in the game.  Rutger had a good comeback from the deficit Notre Dame created, cutting the game to 7-6. However, after the game went to 8-7, Notre Dame had 3 straight goals to put the game away.

Here’s the scoring summary for both teams.

Rutgers SCORING: GOALS: DEPAOLERA, Nick 2; MANGAN, Will 2; KLIMCHAK, Scott 2; DIEHL, Michael 2; ZENDA, Zachary 1.

ASSISTS: DEPAOLERA, Nick 2; KLIMCHAK, Scott 1; MANGAN, Will 1; ZERRILLO, Nicholas 1.

Notre Dame SCORING: GOALS: Rogers, Sean 4; Marlatt, Jim 2; Foley, Ryan 1; Corrigan, Will 1; Murphy, Steve 1; Keppeler, Eric 1; Cotter, Pat 1; O’CONNOR, Liam 1.

ASSISTS: Foley, Ryan 2; Corrigan, Will 1; Marlatt, Jim 1.

ND (#6 in the country), will play in the Big City Classic and face off against St. John’s in a rival match-up. The game is in East Rutherford, N.J.




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