March 24, 2001
Hempstead, N.Y. —- The second-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team (5-1) suffered its first loss of the 2001 campaign as the Irish dropped an 11-10 overtime decision at Hofstra. Michael Tierney’s second goal of the game 2:34 into sudden death overtime lifted the Pride (1-4)to its first win of the season. It was the third straight year the two teams battled to a one-goal differential and the fourth time in the eight games of the series.
Todd Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.), who scored a season-high three goals in the game, sent the contest into overtime with 10 seconds remaining in regulation as the Irish fought back from a 9-6 third-quarter deficit.
The teams were deadlocked at 6-6 at the break after Notre Dame had fallen behind 4-1 early in the second quarter. The Pride jumped quickly on the Irish as Notre Dame fell behind 4-1 early in the contest,. Doug Shananan tallied the game’s opening goal 32 seconds into the game before Todd Ulrich, tied the game at the 2:36 mark.
Hofstra opened up the three-goal advantage on scores by Tom Kessler, Bryan Walker and Ramar Clash, then the Irish closed the gap to 4-3 with back-to-back goals by Tom Glatzel (Baltimore, Md.) and David Urlich (Baltimore, Md.) at the 5:41 and 6:25 marks, respectively.
Tierney gave the Pride a 5-3 advantage 44 seconds following David Ulrich’s score, but Notre Dame came back with three unanswered goals to take its first lead of the game 6-5 a the 11:08 mark of the second quarter. John Flandina (West Islip, N.Y.), David Ulrich and Steve Bishko (West Islip, N.Y.) each scored once in the Irish three-goal run before Clash’s second goal of the game knotted the game at 6-6 just 25 seconds following Bishko’s score.
Tom Kessler tallied two goals to open up the second half and then Scott Dooley added another score at the 4:04 mark of the third quarter as the Pride opened up a 9-6 lead. Todd Ulrich finally got the Irish on the scoreboard in the third-period stanza with 45 seconds remaining in the quarter.
Flandina pulled the Irish two within 9-9 at the 5:46 mark and then Chad DeBolt (Waterloo, N.Y.) tied the game at 9-9 with his first career goal 24 seconds later. Walker’s second goal of the game 34 seconds following DeBolt’s score gave the Pride a 10-9 advantage with just over eight minutes remaining in the contest.
Notre Dame goalie Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.) came up with 16 saves in the contest, while Hofstra goalie J.P. Brazel had seven saves.
The Irish return to action on Sun., April 1 when they travel to Columbus, Ohio to open up Great Western Lacrosse League play against Ohio State at 1:00 p.m.