April 19, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Junior attack Jon Harvey (Winchester, Mass.) tallied a career-high six goals, tying the Notre Dame school record for goals in a home, as he led the 12th-ranked Irish to their fourth straight win with a 17-9 victory over Villanova.
Notre Dame, which improved its record to 7-3 on the season, scored 12 unanswered goals in the second half after falling behind 7-5 early in the third quarter. Seven different players scored in the contest for the Irish as Notre Dame displayed another balanced scoring attack. The 17 goals were the most by the Irish since a 17-9 win over Denver during the 1999 campaign.
Junior David Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.) tallied four goals and dished off three assists in his best performance of the season, while Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.) added three goals and dished off four assists.
Notre Dame jumped out to an early 3-0 on two goals by Harvey. The Irish led 3-0 1:44 into the second quarter before the Wildcats finally got on the board with 10:27 remaining in the second 15-minute stanza on the first of Eric Dauer’s two goals. Villanova was able to tie the game at 3-3 on Chris Larson goal with 8:55 left to play before the intermission, but Harvey broke the tie with his third score of the game. The two teams were deadlocked at 4-4 at the break as Dauer netted a goal with 4:04 left in the second quarter.
Todd Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.) gave the Irish a 5-4 lead 1:26 into the second half, but then the visitors scored three unanswered goals in a 2:00 minute span as the Wildcats grabbed a 7-5 lead with 10:13 left in the third quarter on a Brian Marks score. David Ulrich answered with a goal six seconds following Marks’ tally and then Devin Ryan (Kensington, Md.) knotted the game at 7-7 43 seconds later.
Harvey provided the go-ahead goal with 8:30 left in the third as the Irish would go on to tally two more goals in grabbing a 10-7 lead after three periods.
Notre Dame scored the first seven goals of the fourth quarter. Villanova finally halted the Irish 12-goal run when Jack McTigue scored with 3:29 remaining. The Wildcats, who fell to 8-4 overall with the loss, also added a score late in the game.
The Irish return to action on Saturday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in search of their fifth straight win the home finale against Fairfield. A win would be the fifth straight for the Irish and would match the longest since the 1997 campaign.