March 20, 1999
BALTIMORE, Md. - The 17th-ranked Notre Dame men's lacrosse team's bid to upset top-ranked Loyola fell short as the Irish lost a 10-8 heartbreaker on the road.
Notre Dame, winless in nine meetings against the Greyhounds, was led by Chris Dusseau (Columbus, Ohio) and David Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.). Dusseau finished the game with four goals, while Ulrich added two goals and two assists.
The Irish, now 3-2 on the season, opened the scoring 2:06 into the contest on an unassisted goal by Dusseau. Loyola (4-0) answered three minutes later when Peter Haas scored the first of his four goals. Haas gave the Greyhounds a 2-1 advantage midway through the first quarter when he drove a Tim Goettelmann feed past Irish goalkeeper Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.).
Steve Bishko (West Islip, N.Y.) tied the game at 2-2 with 5:55 remaining in the quarter off an Ulrich assist, and Haas netted his third goal of the game 46 seconds later to give Loyola a 3-2 lead after the first 15-minute stanza.
Haas led off the scoring with his fourth score on the afternoon 4:56 into second quarter to give Loyola a 4-2 lead, but four unanswered goals by the Irish over a six-minute span gave the Irish a 6-4 advantage with three minutes remaining before intermission. Dusseau scored twice, while Ulrich and Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.) added scores in the four-goal barrage. Matt Battista halted the Irish scoring skein with a goal 57 seconds following Glatzel's score, and Todd Vizcarrondo knotted the game for the third time 53 seconds before the intermission.
Gewas Schindler gave Loyola a 7-6 advantage 2:28 into the third quarter, but Dusseau off a feed from Ulrich tied the game five minutes later. The 7-7 stalemate would be the last tie of the game as Loyola would close out the third quarter with two goals to lead 9-7 after 45 minutes of play.
Ulrich pulled the Irish to within 9-8 4:34 into the final stanza to finish out the scoring for Notre Dame. Schindler had the lone Greyhound goal in the fourth for the final 10-8 score.
Loyola outshot Notre Dame 44-28 in the contest, but Howell, making just his fifth collegiate start, recorded a career-high 15 saves in the outing.
The Irish were flagged for seven penalties as the Greyhounds made good on four extra-man advantages. Notre Dame was two-for-five in man-up situations.
Notre Dame, whose two losses this season have been to ranked opponents, returns to action on Saturday, March 27 when the Irish host Hobart at 2:00 p.m. The contest marks the first of three home game for Coach Kevin Corrigan's squad in its next four outings.