Notre Dame LAX wins semifinal thriller; advances to national championship
PHILADELPHIA (WNDU) - The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team is headed for the 2023 national championship after eking out a 13-12 overtime win in their semifinal game versus Virginia on Saturday.
The Fighting Irish did it in comeback fashion, scoring three goals in the final three minutes of regulation to force overtime. Notre Dame then won the opening faceoff of overtime and called a quick timeout to set the stage for Brian Tevlin’s game-winning goal.
The entire game was neck-and-neck, with both neither team leading by more than two goals at any point. Ultimately, it ended with the Irish (13-2) exacting revenge on the Cavaliers (13-4), who handed them their only two losses this season and their only three losses in the 21 games prior to Saturday’s semifinal.
It will be Notre Dame’s third-ever trip to the national title game, and their first appearance since 2014.
There, they’ll face Duke, another fellow ACC school who won their semifinal in overtime over Penn State. In the school’s lone meeting this regular season, Notre Dame came out on top 17-12.
The national championship game will take place on Monday at 1 p.m. The game will air on ESPN.
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