Rutgers Upset Bid of No. 3 Notre Dame Falls Just Short

“We did not play well at all today,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “I was disappointed in nearly every aspect of the game today, but we still found a way to win.”

Notre Dame outshot Rutgers 38-25. Senior goalie John Kemp made six saves for the Irish, while Kris Alleyne had 14 stops for the Scarlet Knights.

Freshman attackman Matt Kavanagh, who had two goals in the contest, put Notre Dame on the board at the 5:35 mark of the second quarter. Tyler Kimball assisted on the score. A goal from senior midfielder Ryan Foley off a Will Corrigan pass tied the game with 1:02 left in the first half. The game was knotted 2-2 at the intermission.

The Fighting Irish run continued when junior attackman John Scioscia converted a man-up opportunity off a feed from Corrigan. A Kavanagh goal, which was assisted by Sean Rogers, put Notre Dame up 4-2 with 1:56 remaining in the third quarter.

The Irish were 2 of 5 in man-up opportunities, while holding the Scarlet Knights to just one conversion on five tries. Notre Dame was 17 of 17 in clearing chances.

Notre Dame is 4-1 this season in games decided by one goal.

The Fighting Irish return to action Saturday when they play host to St. John's at Arlotta Stadium. The Big East showdown is slated for 1:00 p.m. (ET).

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