The unseeded Yale Bulldogs fell to a much more skilled Notre Dame team on Sunday, 13-7. The Irish are now 12-2 on the season.
Notre Dame jumped out to a 4-0 lead with no looking back. Sophomore midfielder Jim Marlatt led the Irish offense with 3 goals and 2 assists, while senior attack-man Sean Rogers scored 2 goals and 1 assist. All in all, the Irish had 13 goals on 9 different goal scorers matched season-high totals for the Fighting Irish, who never trailed in the game.
The Irish took a 6-4 lead into halftime, and didn’t seem too stressed. They stayed composed throughout the game.
“I thought it was a similar game to what I hoped it would be and in a lot of ways expected it to be, but I didn’t expect us to pull away from them,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “These were two very similar teams in a lot of ways. We got a lead early, which made them have to come to us and not be able to stall quite as much. That was an important part of the game.” -und.com
Yale held a 37-23 advantage in shots. but goalie John Kemp had 12 saves for the Irish. The Bulldogs also led in face-offs, 14-9. Clearly, the statistics aren’t appealing to the Irish, but a win’s a win, and ND will take it.
Notre Dame’s next game is home against #5 Virginia on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship. The game will be starting at 12pm ET on ESPNU/ESPN3.