Sept. 19, 2001
Notre Dame, Ind. – Sophomore Justin Detter (White Lake, Mich.) scored two goals and dished off an assist to lead Notre Dame to a 3-1 win at Alumni Field against visiting Cleveland State. The Irish, now 2-2 on the season, scored two goals in the second half to snap their two-game losing streak.
Junior Erich Braun (Frankfurt, Germany) added a goal an assist in the contest as Notre Dame defeated the Vikings for the third straight year.
Cleveland State’s Joachim Walker put the visitors on the scoreboard first 11:39 into the contest when he headed in Matt Miletich’s bouncing pass in front of Irish goalkeeper Greg Tait (Fayetteville, N.Y.) and into the left corner of the net.
Detter scored the first of two goals at the 28:23 mark as he broke through the Cleveland State defensive line and sailed a shot past Viking goalkeeper James Kryger.
Notre Dame could only manage the one score in the first half, despite outshooting Cleveland State 10-2 in the first 45-minute stanza.
The Irish came out extremely aggressive in the second half and responded with a crafty score by Detter 5:09 into the second half on an assist from Braun as he slipped through two defenders and blasted a shot from 18-yards out. Braun added the evening’s final score when he took a Detter pass and freed himself from the Viking pass and dribbled a shot into the net after Kryger had committed himself outside of the box. Braun has now scored a goal in three of Notre Dame’s first four games.
Notre Dame outshot Cleveland State 21-9 in the match. Tait made four saves in goal, while Kryger finished with seven stops.
The Irish return to action on Sat., Sept. 22 when they play host to BIG EAST rival Rutgers at 7:30 p.m. at Alumni Field.
1 2 FCleveland State 1 0 1Notre Dame 1 2 3
Scoring: CSU: Joachim Walker (Matt Milcetich), 11:39, ND: Justin Detter, 28:23,ND: Justin Detter (Erich Braun), 50:09, ND: Erich Braun (Justin Detter), 79:51
Game Statistics: Notre Dame Cleveland StateShots 21 9Saves 4 8 (Greg Tait - 4) (James Kryger - 7)Fouls 16 10Corner Kicks 8 3