March 2, 2002
Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team suffered its second straight one-goal loss as the Irish dropped a 7-6 decision on the road at Pennsylvania. Sonny Sarker broke a 6-6 deadlock with 4:30 remaining when he tallied the game-winning score which gave the Quakers the victory in their season opener.
Sophomore Dan Berger (Phoenix, Md.) scored a career-high four goals for the Irish in the contest. Berger netted Notre Dame’s first four goals of the game.
Trailing 6-5, freshman Chris Richez’s (Freeport, N.Y.) first collegiate goal tied the game with 7:10 left in the contest. Kyle Frigon (Salem, Mass.) tallied the other goal for the Irish. Sarker and Scott Solow each had two goals for Pennsylvania in the win.
The Quakers led 5-3 at the half after outscoring the Irish 3-1 in the second quarter. Notre Dame held Pennsylvania scoreless in the third 15-minute stanza as the two teams head into the decisive fourth quarter tied at 5-5.
With the loss, Notre Dame falls to 0-2 on the season. The Irish return to action on Sat., March 9 at home against Rutgers. Face-off is at 1:00 p.m.