PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Wesley Berg scored his third goal with 1:57 into overtime, lifting Denver past Notre Dame 11-10 Saturday in the NCAA lacrosse semifinal.
The No. 4 Pioneers (16-2), who have won 12 straight games, will face the Johns Hopkins-Maryland winner in Monday's championship game. It is the first appearance in the final for Denver, which lost to eventual national champion Duke in last year's semifinal.
Notre Dame trailed 10-6 with 4:23 left in regulation, but reeled off four straight goals, the last by Nick Ossello with nine seconds left. Sergio Perkovic scored all five of his goals in the fourth quarter for the Irish (12-3).
Berg took a pass from Tyler Pace and beat keeper Conor Kelly from 10 yards to win it in the extra period.
Berg, a senior attacker, increased his school-record career totals to 183 goals and 250 points. He has scored 34 goals in NCAA play, equaling the fourth-highest total.
The loss ends the career of midfielder Will Corrigan, the son of Irish Head Coach Kevin Corrigan.
The South Bend St. Joe High School Alum scored in the 3rd quarter to tie the game up at 4. It was his 8th goal of the season and 15th of his career.
Will will now head to Seattle where he begin his career as a high school lacrosse head coach.