April 15, 2000
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The 13th-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team improved to 6-3 on the season with its third straight win as the Irish defeated 17th-ranked Army 10-5, sending the 5-5 Cadets to their straight loss. The victory also earned 12th-year Notre Dame head coach his 100th win as the Irish head coach.
Juniors Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.) and Jon Harvey (Winchester, Mass.) and sophomore Devin Ryan (Kensington, Md.) each scored twice in the contest to lead a balanced Irish scoring attack.
Notre Dame, which jumped out to an early 4-1 first-quarter lead, outscored the Cadets 6-1 in the final two quarters after the two teams were deadlocked at 4-4 at intermission.
Senior defenseman Steve Fiamingo (Cincinnati, Ohio) got the Irish on the scoreboard 2:31 into the contest with his first career goal. Glatzel followed less than two minutes later with an unassisted score before Army’s Alex Fyfe cut into the Notre Dame lead at 9:34. Todd Ulrich’s (Baltimore, Md.) goal, with an assist from Chris Young (Manlius, N.Y.), gave the Irish a 3-1 lead. Stedman Oakey (Charlottesville, Va.) tallied what would be Notre Dame’s final goal of the half 28 seconds later with 6:02 remaining in the first quarter.
Army held the Irish scoreless in the second 15-minute stanza and was able to knot the game at 4-4 before the break on three unanswered goals. Jon Ryan, Lee Dingman and John Fernandez tallied three goal in the first five minutes of the second quarter to tie the game at 4-4.
Steve Bishko (West Islip, N.Y.) scored an extra man goal to start the second half at the 11:15 mark of the third quarter. Back-to-back goals by Ryan and Harvey bolstered the Notre Dame lead to 7-4 before Dingman pulled the Cadets to within 7-5 with 3:49 remaining in the quarter.
The Irish responded with Ryan’s second goal of the quarter 49 seconds that was the first of three unassisted goals for the visitors. Harvey and Glatzel rounded out the scoring for Notre Dame in the second half as the Irish did not allow the Cadets to score.
Notre Dame was outshot 37-36 in the contest, but senior goalie Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.) came up with 14 saves in goal. Dominik Nogi made 13 stops in goal for the Cadets.
In picking up his 100th win with the Irish, Corrigan now has a 100-58 mark in 12-plus seasons at Notre Dame. Corrigan has enjoyed tremendous success with the Irish as he led his teams to eight NCAA tournament appearances. Heading into 2000, he had just one losing season in 11 campaigns.
Notre Dame plays its next two games at home when the Irish host Villanova on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. and then entertains Fairfield on Saturday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Score by Quarters
|Notre Dame||4||0||4||2||— 10|
NOTRE DAME BREAKDOWN: Goals – Glatzel 2, Ryan 2, Harvey 2, Fiamingo, T. Ulrich, Oakey, Bishko. Assists – Glatzel, Bishko, Young, D. Ulrich.
ARMY BREAKDOWN: Goals – Dingman 2, Fyfe, Ryan, Fernandez. Assists – Pearson 2, Fyfe.
Shots: Notre Dame 36 (10-4-11-11). Army 37 (10-11-9-7).
Ground Balls: Notre Dame 39. Army 37.
Goalie Saves: Notre Dame 14 (Kirk Howell 3-4-3-4). Army 13 (Dominik Nogic 2-2-4-5).
Clears: Notre Dame 25 of 33. Army 19 of 24.
Faceoffs: Notre Dame 12 of 19. Army 7 of 19.
Penalties: Notre Dame 8 for 5:30. Army 6 for 3:30.
Extra Man Opportunities: Notre Dame 3 of 5. Army 0 of 8.
Team Records: Notre Dame 6-3. Army 5-5.