March 9, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame junior midfielders Zach Brenneman (East Hampton, N.Y./East Hampton) and David Earl (Simsbury, Conn./Westminster School) have been honored for their roles in an 11-9 win over No. 10 Loyola on Saturday in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. Brenneman was selected to the Inside Lacrosse national team of the week, while Earl was named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll.
Brenneman notched his second hat trick of the season to help No. 3 Notre Dame knock off its second top-10 opponent of the campaign. The junior also deposited a hat trick in an 11-7 season-opening win over second-ranked Duke. Brenneman was named the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic MVP for the Notre Dame-Loyola tilt. He has a team-high 10 points on seven goals and three assists this season.
Earl tallied a career-high, and game-high, four points on three goals and an assist in the win over Loyola. That was his third career hat trick. Earl also picked up six ground balls in the victory. He has four goals and one assist this season.
The Fighting Irish are 3-0 for the third straight season. Notre Dame will look to move to 4-0 today at No. 20 Drexel. Game time is slated for 4:00 p.m. (ET) at Vidas Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
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