March 27, 1999
Notre Dame, Ind. --- Notre Dame men's lacrosse coach Kevin Corrigan earned his 100th career win today as his 17th-ranked Irish defeated Hobart College 10-8.
Notre Dame, which improved to 4-2 on the season and rebounded from last Saturday 10-8 loss to top-ranked Loyola, used a balanced scoring attack to defeat the Statesmen as four different players had two goals in the game. The win avenges last season's 11-7 setback to Hobart which fell to 1-2 in '99. Notre Dame leads the all-time series between the two schools 6-1.
Scoring twice in the contest for the Irish were Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.), Steve Bishko (West Islip, N.Y.), Todd Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.) and Chris Dusseau (Columbus, Ohio). Ulrich also added an assist, while twin brother Dave dished off a game-high three assists. Brad Owen (Amherst, N.H.) and John Flandina (West Islip, N.Y.) each tallied a goal in the win.
Hobart was led by Jared Bebee's hat trick and Spencer Niebuhr's two goals. Chuck Wilbur had a goal and two assists, while Bebee also added an assist in the game.
The contest see-sawed back and forth for most of the first two quarters with no team gaining more than a one-goal advantage. Wilbur got the Statesmen on the score board first 2:16 into the contest when he took a Jamie Breslin feed and shot it past Irish goalie Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.).
Notre Dame responded with its first score of the game eight seconds later when a racing Glatzel scored off an assist from David Urlich. Hobart responded 1:07 later on Niebuhr first goal of game that was set up by Bebee's assist. The Irish tied the score for the second time when Bishko scored on an unassisted goal with 6:21 remaining in the quarter. The Irish went up 3-2 with 50 seconds left on Glatzel's score that was assisted by Todd Ulrich.
The third tie of the game came when Eric Burns, following an Irish penalty scored on an assist from Wilbur 4:12 into the second quarter. Notre Dame responded 40 seconds later when the Ulrich twins connected as David fed Todd for the score that put the Irish up 4-3 with 10:08 left in the second quarter.
Bebee tied the game for the fourth and final time with 9:27 left, put Owen's unassisted score put the Irish ahead for good with 5:22 remaining before halftime.
Back-to-back scores by Dusseau broke the game open for Notre Dame as the Irish led 7-4 with 12:54 left in the third quarter. Niebuhr broke the three-goal scoring streak for Notre Dame with a score with just under five minutes to play in the first, but Todd Ulrich came right back with his second tally of the afternoon to give Corrigan's squad a 8-5 advantage.
Bebee cut the lead to 8-6 with 32 seconds remaining in the third quarter and then trimmed the deficit to a single goal with 14:12 left to play in the game. Flandina and Bishko had back-to-back goals with 4:57 and 3:25 left in the contest to extend the Irish lead to 10-7. Hobart's final goal came from Breslin with just under two minutes remaining in the contest.
Both team had 32 shots in the game. Howell had another impressive outing as he finished with 14 saves. Hobart goalie Greg Prossner had 11 stops in the game.
Notre Dame returns to action on Tuesday, March 30 when Corrigan's squad hosts Butler in a Great Western Lacrosse League battle.