The No. 6 Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team upped its win streak to six games with a 13-6 BIG EAST Conference win over St. John’s on Sunday afternoon in the first of three games at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium.
Notre Dame (7-1, 2-0) trailed 4-3 at halftime, yet outscored St. John’s 10-2 in the second half en route to the victory. The 13 goals were a season-high total for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame sophomore midfielder Jim Marlatttallied a career-high three goals and was named the game’s MVP.
Goals from Ryan Foley and Eric Keppeler early in the third quarter gave Notre Dame the lead for good. Keppeler, a senior midfielder, scored a career-high two goals on the day. Freshman attackman Conor Doyleput the Irish up 6-4 with just under six minutes left in the third quarter. Doyle registered a career-best three points on two goals and one assist.
St. John’s (5-4, 1-2) halted the Notre Dame surge with a goal from Terence Leach to make it a 6-5 contest at the 5:07 mark of the third quarter. A goal from freshman midfielder Will Corrigan with six seconds left on the clock gave Notre Dame a 7-5 lead after three quarters of play.