Wednesday Recap; The Irish Comeback to Defeat Marquette

Marquette Lacrosse

   We only had one game today as Marquette welcomed in Notre Dame for a what would be a pretty good one. Notre Dame would have to come back from a 27 minute scoring drought to win the game in the last minute.
This game started off with Notre Dame getting the first goal of the game with 6:22 in the first. Marquette would then go on a three goal run that would give them a 3-1 lead heading into the second quarter. The second quarter would see Notre Dame get the scoring started as they had two goals a few minutes apart and then Marquette getting the last goal before half with 6:30 in the third. Marquette would hold a 4-3 lead heading into halftime. The third quarter would be pretty slow, but Notre Dame would get two goals that would give them their first lead of the game. The Irish would have 5-4 lead over the Eagles heading into the final fifteen minutes of the game. The fourth quarter would start with Marquette getting on the board first as they scored with 9:40 in the fourth to tie it up at 5 all. Marquette would then take back the lead with 7:42 as they went up 6-5. Notre Dame would tie the game up at 6 all with 42.2 seconds left in the fourth. Ryder Garnsey would score the game winning goal with 14.9 seconds left to give the Irish a 7-6 win. Ryder Garnsey would be the man that lead the Irish today. Garnsey was able to tally up 1 goal and 2 assist. His only goal was the most important goal as he scored the game winner for the Irish. For Marquette John Wagner really lead them as he had 2 goals and 1 assist. The goalie play in this game was pretty even as Marquette’s goalie Cole Blazer had 8 saves off of 15 shots on goal while Notre Dame’s Matt Schmitt had 8 saves off of 14 shots. This really was a very good close game that could have easily gone either way. Also, this win proably saved Notre Dame’s season.

   Next up for Marquette is a home game against Big East foe Providence. Notre Dame will have a week of until their next game which will be a road battle at North Carolina.

Here is the Game winning goal from Ryder Garnsey

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