No. 3 Fighting Irish Fall to Drexel at 0:22 in Overtime

Drexel responded on an Aaron Prosser score with just under two minutes left in the first quarter. The Dragons led 3-2 after the opening 15 minutes of play.

Consecutive tallies from Earl and Pfeifer 25 seconds apart gave Notre Dame its first lead of the game (4-3) with 13:04 remaining in the first half. A score from Drexel's Kevin Stockel, who had three goals on the day, midway through the second quarter made it a 4-4 contest at the intermission.

Notre Dame grabbed the lead once again on another man-up goal from Pfeifer with eight minutes left in the third quarter. That would be the only score for either team in the period. It marked the second straight contest that Notre Dame held an opponent scoreless for an entire quarter. The Irish shut out Loyola in the second quarter of Saturday's 11-9 victory.

Drexel evened the contest (5-5) with 9:19 left in the fourth quarter on Stockel's second tally. Pfeifer struck again to put Notre Dame back on top with 4:37 showing on the clock. A goal from Stockel with just over two minutes remaining in regulation sent the game to overtime.

The Fighting Irish out shot the Dragons 42-30. Notre Dame also dominated the faceoff X as the Irish won 13 of 17 attempts. Senior midfielder Trever Sipperly (Greenwich, N.Y./Greenwich) took every attempt for the Fighting Irish. Senior goalie Scott Rodgers (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur) made 12 saves for Notre Dame, while his counterpart Mark Manos had 17 stops.

Pfeifer's four goals were the most for an Irish player since Ryan Hoff tallied six against Ohio State in the title game of last season's Great Western Lacrosse League Tournament.

Today was Notre Dame's first overtime contest since an 8-7 win over Colgate in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

The Fighting Irish will return to action against Fairfield on Saturday, March 13 in Houston, Texas. The game is slated for a 1:00 p.m. (CT) start at The Kinkaid School.

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Score by Period       1  2  3  4 OT  Tot
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Notre Dame.......... 2 2 1 1 0 - 6
Drexel.............. 3 1 0 2 1 - 7

Attendance: 661

Notre Dame SCORING:
GOALS: Pfeifer, Max 4; Krebs, Grant 1; Earl, David 1.
ASSISTS: Hicks, Neal 2; Brenneman, Zach 1.

Drexel SCORING:
GOALS: Stockel, Kevin 3; Church, Robert 1; Collins, Andrew 1; Wilber, Dana 1;
Prosser, Aaron 1.
ASSISTS: West, Ryan 3; Perri, Scott 2; Tufano, Frank 1.

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 OT Tot
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Notre Dame.......... 12 14 7 9 0 - 42
Drexel.............. 9 2 7 8 4 - 30

GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 OT Tot
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Notre Dame.......... 4 11 5 8 1 - 29
Drexel.............. 4 0 6 8 2 - 20

FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 OT Total
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Notre Dame.......... 4-6 4-4 2-2 2-4 1-1 - 13-17
Drexel.............. 2-6 0-4 0-2 2-4 0-1 - 4-17

CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 OT Total
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Notre Dame.......... 3-4 1-1 6-6 4-5 1-1 - 15-17
Drexel.............. 6-7 1-1 8-8 3-3 2-2 - 20-21

EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 OT Total
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Notre Dame.......... 1-1 0-4 1-1 0-0 0-0 - 2-6
Drexel.............. 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 - 0-3

SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 OT Tot
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Notre Dame.......... 3 1 5 3 0 - 12
Drexel.............. 3 9 3 2 0 - 17

TURNOVERS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 OT Tot
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Notre Dame.......... 2 2 5 4 2 - 15
Drexel.............. 4 3 6 3 0 - 16

Penalties - Notre Dame 3/3:00; Drexel 6/5:00.

SCORING SUMMARY:
Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists H-V
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1. 1st 14:44 DREXEL EVEN Collins, Andrew... West, Ryan........ 1-0
2. 4:11 ND EVEN Krebs, Grant...... Hicks, Neal....... 1-1
3. 2:57 DREXEL EVEN Wilber, Dana...... Tufano, Frank..... 2-1
4. 2:31 ND UP Pfeifer, Max...... Brenneman, Zach... 2-2
5. 1:58 DREXEL EVEN Prosser, Aaron.... Perri, Scott...... 3-2
6. 2nd 13:29 ND EVEN Earl, David....... Unassisted........ 3-3
7. 13:04 ND EVEN Pfeifer, Max...... Unassisted........ 3-4
8. 7:06 DREXEL EVEN Stockel, Kevin.... Unassisted........ 4-4
9. 3rd 7:59 ND UP Pfeifer, Max...... Hicks, Neal....... 4-5
10. 4th 9:19 DREXEL EVEN Stockel, Kevin.... West, Ryan........ 5-5
11. 4:37 ND EVEN Pfeifer, Max...... Unassisted........ 5-6
12. 2:09 DREXEL EVEN Stockel, Kevin.... West, Ryan........ 6-6
13. OT 0:22 DREXEL EVEN Church, Robert.... Perri, Scott...... 7-6


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