Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish midfield Jack Near (38) brings the ball up field against the St. Johns Red Storm at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Loyola (MD) Upends Irish in Semifinals

The Irish were unable to fend off the the Greyhounds in a battle for a shot to be crowned National Champion, Notre Dame fell short to Loyola (MD) 7-5.  In waning moments of the game it looked like the Irish would pull off an unbelievable comeback scoring back to back goals in the fourth quarter, but there was just too much ground to cover before the final whistle blew.

Eric Lusby, a graduate student for Loyola (MD), scored a total of 13 goals up to this point in the tournament, five of the goals came against the Irish today.  Loyola just seemed to have the edge over the Irish throughout the game.  Loyola (MD) will face the winner of the Maryland vs. Duke game in the National Championship, which will be held in Gillette Stadium at 1 p.m.  on Monday, May 28th.

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