April 24, 1999
AMHERST, Mass. – Senior attack Chris Dusseau (Columbus, Ohio) scored a career-high six goals to lead the 15-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team to a 9-7 victory over Massachusetts. The six goals equaled the Irish record for most goals in a road game held by five other players on six different occasions.
The win improved the Irish record to 7-5 on the season as Coach Kevin Corrigan’s squad earned its first-ever win against the Minutemen. Massachusetts, which fell to 4-6 in 1999, previously had won all four meetings between the two schools.
Dusseau, who leads the team with 29 goals in ’99 (tying his career-high for goals in a season, tallied Notre Dame’s first four goals of the contest. The six goals by Dusseau marked the second straight week the Irish senior eclipsed his career-best. Against Army in a 15-7 win on April 17, he scored a then career-high five goals.
After Jeremy Guski put the Minutemen up 1-0 less than three minutes in contest before Dusseau’s four unanswered goals. Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.) assisted on Dusseau’s first three goals. Dusseau tied the game at 1-1 with 3:17 remaining in the first quarter and then tallied three in the second 15-minute stanza as the Irish held the Minutemen scoreless in the second quarter for a 4-1 halftime advantage.
John Madigan pulled Massachusetts to within 4-2 with 8:06 remaining in the third quarter, but Notre Dame responded with three unanswered goal to build a 7-2 lead with 2:49 left in the third period. Chris Young (Camillus, N.Y.) started the three-goal barrage with an unassisted goal with 7:38 to play. Dusseau tallied his fifth score of the game just over three minutes later and Brad Owen gave the Irish a 7-2 bulge with 2:49 remaining in the quarter. Madigan tallied Massachusetts’ final two scores of the quarter as Notre Dame led 7-4 after 45 minutes of action.
Dusseau led off the fourth quarter with his sixth tally of the afternoon as the two teams traded scores. Massachusetts scored three times in the final period as the Irish also received a score from David Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.).
Notre Dame outshot the Minutemen 37-31 in the game. Irish goalie Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.) came up with 13 stops, marking the eight time in 12 contests that he has registered 10 or more saves this season.
The Irish return to action for their final regular season game in ’99 as Notre Dame plays host to Harvard on Saturday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m.