Lacrosse Highlights: (6) Notre Dame 11 – (7) Maryland 6


Matt Kavanagh, Will GilmartinBALTIMORE, MD – Matt Kavanaugh scored five goals as Notre Dame rolled to an 11-6 semifinal win over Maryland on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Notre Dame led 6-4 at the half before pulling away in the third quarter. It was 10-5 heading into the final frame and the Irish played defense and killed clock to put the Terps away.

Notre Dame and Duke will face off for the national championship in a rematch of the 2010 final, when the Blue Devils beat the Irish 6-5 in overtime.

Jason Benetti and Mark Dixon called the action on WestwoodOne Sports and the NCAA Radio Network.

(John Scioscia’s goal makes it 2-0 Notre Dame)


(Joe Locascio gets Maryland on the board)


(Connor Cannizzaro scores for the Terps to tie the game at 2-2)


(Matt Kavanagh’s second goal of the game makes it 3-2 Irish)


(Nick Ossello makes it 4-2 Irish)


(It’s 6-2 Notre Dame as Kavanagh gets his hat trick)


(Jay Carlson’s goal cuts the Maryland deficit to 6-4 before the break)


(Kavanagh scores again to make it 8-4 Irish)


(It’s Kavanagh with a fifth goal and Notre Dame leads 9-5)


(Pat Cotter scores to put Notre Dame up 10-5 late in the third quarter)


(Postgame recap from Jason Benetti and Mark Dixon)


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