March 14, 1998
Men's Lacrosse Gets Behind Early, Loses to Loyola (Md.) 16-8
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Notre Dame's 11th-ranked men's lacrosse team fell behind 12-1 and lost to 10th-ranked Loyola (Md.) 16-8 on Saturday in a game played at Hofstra Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. The loss marked the eighth straight loss to Loyola for the Irish who have never beaten the Greyhounds. Freshman Dave Ulrich scored three goals to lead Notre Dame, which suffered its first loss of the season at 3-1. Loyola improves to 2-1.
Loyola dominated Notre Dame both statistically and on the scoreboard. The Greyhounds out shot the Irish 44-19, had 67 ground balls to 31 for Notre Dame and won 21 faceoffs to six for Notre Dame. Leading 4-1, Loyola scored eight consecutive goals in a 10-minute span in the second quarter before Ulrich scored to make it 12-2 at halftime.
Two quick Loyola goals in the second half made it 14-2 before Jimmy Keenan scored the first of his two goals followed by two from Ulrich to cut the lead to 14-5 before the Greyhounds scored again for a 15-5 lead after three quarters. Ben Savage scored twice and Keenan scored another as Notre Dame outscored Loyola 3-1 in the fourth quarter for the final 16-8 margin.
Loyola 4 8 3 1 16 Notre Dame 0 2 3 3 8 Loyola Scoring Goals: Chris Georgalas 4, Gewas Schindler 3, Mike Battista 3, Mark Frye 2, Tim O'Shea 2, Matt Hanna, Dave Mascarella. Assists: Tim O'Shea 2, Dave Mascarella 2, Jamie Hanford, David Fields, Peters Haas, Chris Georgalas, Gewas Schindler, Mike Battista. Notre Dame Scoring Goals: Dave Ulrich 3, Ben Savage 2, Jimmy Keenan 2, Chris Dusseau. Assists: Dave Ulrich 2, Burke Hayes 2, Jimmy Keenan. Shots: Loyola 44, Notre Dame 19 Ground Balls: Loyola 67, Notre Dame 31 Faceoffs Won: Loyola 21, Notre Dame 6 Saves: Loyola 9 (Jim Brown 8, Jay Borne 1), Notre Dame 20 (Alex Cade 20) Penalties: Loyola 6/5.5, Notre Dame 2/2 Man Up Opportunities: Loyola 0-2, Notre Dame 3-6