April 17, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Senior attack Chris Dusseau (Columbus, Ohio) scored a career-high five goals as 14th-ranked Notre Dame ended its three-game losing streak with a 15-7 win over Army in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
With his five goals on the game, Dusseau moves into 10th on the all-time career scoring list as the Irish co-captain now has 105 goals and 11 assists for 116 points. He passed Will Sutton (1991-95) who finished his career with 59 goals and 56 assists (115 points). The win improves Notre Dame's overall record to 6-5, while the Cadets fall to 6-4.
Tom Glatzel (Ellicott City, Md.) tallied four goals and dished off two assists, while Todd Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.) netted three goals in the contest.
Dusseau wasted little time in getting the Irish on the scoreboard as he scored Notre Dame's first goal 1:18 into the contest. Glatzel then put the Irish up 2-0 before the Cadets responded for their first goal of the game when Alex Fyfe scored the first of his two goals off a Rob Lewis feed.
Glatzel added his second score of the game to put the Irish 3-1, but the Cadets pulled to within one goal at 3-2 when Ryan Hanrahan scored on an unassisted goal with four minutes remaining in the first quarter. Ulrich's goal with 1:39 left closed out the scoring in the first quarter as the Irish led 4-2 after the first 15-minute stanza.
Notre Dame scored the game's next three goals to build a 7-2 advantage. Glatzel scored 1:02 in the second quarter, while David Ulrich (Baltimore, Md.) scored off a Kevin Higgins (Wilton, Conn.) assist with 3:11 remaining before the intermission.
The two teams combined for three goals before the break as Notre Dame held an 8-3 lead at halftime.
Dusseau accounted for all three of Notre Dame's scores in the third quarter as he goals came off assists from Revere La Noue (Baltimore, Md.), Ned Webster (Baltimore, Md.) and Glatzel. Lee Dingman had the lone score for Army in that period as Notre Dame led 11-4 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Irish scored four more times in the final 15-minute period as the Irish got scores from Todd Ulrich, Dusseau, Stedman Oakey (Charlottesville, Va.) and Ben Savage (Ellicott City, Md.). Army had three goals of it own in the quarter with as Steve Austin scored twice and Rob Lewis added another score.
Notre Dame outshot the Cadets 35-33 in the game. Kirk Howell (Nashville, Tenn.) went the distance for the eighth time this season and finished with 10 saves in the game. It was the sixth time in seven outings, and seventh time this season, that he registered 10 or more saves in a game.
The Irish return to action next Saturday, April 24 when they travel to Amherst, Mass., to face the Minutemen of Massachusetts at 2:00 p.m. It will be the fifth straight year the two teams have played each other. Notre Dame is winless in four previous outings against the Minutemen.