Irish lose in overtime to Duke in lacrosse national title game

Notre Dame went from not barely making it into the NCAA Tournament to the National Championship game in just three weeks.

But it took just five seconds for it all to end.

C.J. Costabile won the faceoff to open overtime and sprinted down field and scored the game-winning goal in just five seconds to give Duke the dramatic 6-5 win over the Irish in the NCAA Lacrosse National Championship game Monday in Baltimore.

The Blue Devils immediately rushed onto the field and created a massive pile of players, sticks and helmets while celebrating the fastest goal to start an overtime in NCAA championship history.

Duke (16-4) twice before advanced to the title game - and lost by one goal both times. This time, however, they walked away with the championship trophy by defeating the unseeded Irish (10-7).

Notre Dame was looking to become the first unseeded team to ever win the national title. The Irish led 5-4 with 12:00 left in the game, but Duke would tie the game and force overtime. Neither team ever lead by more than a goal.

Zach Brennerman scored three goals for Notre Dame.

It was the first National Championship Game appearance ever for the Irish.


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