On Saturday, the 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals got underway, and it was nothing short of exciting, especially in the second contest of the day between Notre Dame and Albany.
Albany won their opening round contest by shocking Loyola, 13-6, showing with such a dominant performance that they weren’t a team to take lightly, and it appeared as if they were going to pull off another shocker against the Irish.
Heading into the fourth, Albany held a 10-7 lead and it seemed like they were poised to take another one and head off to a Final Four. But they were able to tie it up at 13 in the fourth and force the overtime period.
With 2:29 to go, Notre Dame’s Matt Kavanagh scored the game-winning goal to send the Irish to the quarterfinals.
Now they will take on the Maryland Terrapins who were victorious in the opening game of the fay on Saturday, 16-8, ending the short Cinderella run of Bryant who stunned Syracuse in their opener.
Tomorrow we’ll find out who the last two teams in the final four will be as Duke takes on Johns Hopkins and Drexel will take on Denver.
For an updated look at the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament bracket, you can simply click here.