March 7, 1999
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame’s defense was nearly flawless for 60 minutes as the Irish men’s lacrosse team held Air Force scoreless for three-plus quarters en route to a 16-2 victory over the visiting Falcons. The win was the second straight for head coach Kevin Corrigan’s squad as Notre Dame improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Great Western Lacrosse League.
The Irish, who scored 17 goals against Denver in a 17-9 victory on Friday night, were led by Brad Owen (Amherst, N.H.) and Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.) who each tallied three times. Todd and David Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.) and Steve Bishko (West Islip, N.Y.) had two goals each, while David Ulrich added five assists. The Irish also received scoring from Revere La Noue (Baltimore, Md.), Chris Dusseau (Columbus, Ohio) and Stedman Oakey (Charlottesville, Va.). John Flandina (West Islip, N.Y.) also dished off two assists.
Notre Dame jumped out to an early 4-0 lead less than four minutes into the contest on goals by Owen, Glatzel, La Noue and Todd Ulrich. Air Force came back to score consecutive goals by Scott Seigfried at 8:08 and John Ritcey with 1:29 remaining in the first quarter. Both goals were assisted by Peter Schnobrich. Owen responded for the Irish with a goal 29 seconds before the end of the quarter.
The Irish scored four goals in the second quarter to open up a 9-2 lead at the intermission. Todd Ulrich and Dusseau were the only goal scorers for the Irish in the third quarter. Glatzel scored twice in the final 15-minute stanza along with Bishko and Ryan for the final 16-2 score.
Juniors Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.) and Patrick Darcy (Rockville Center, N.Y.) each played well in goal. Howell played 48 minutes and had seven saves while giving up the two goals scored by the Falcons. Darcy saw action in the final 12 minutes of the contest and made five saves.
Notre Dame will play its next two games on the road beginning with a game next Saturday, March 13 at Villanova beginning at 1:00 p.m.