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Notre Dame Scores Twice Late For 7-6 Win

April 12, 2018

It wasn’t pretty and I really stress the fact it wasn’t pretty, but Notre Dame (6-4, 1-2) escaped with a thrilling 7-6 victory at Marquette (5-5) on Wednesday evening to end a two-game losing streak. 

The Irish lost the face-off battle 12-3, but Notre Dame won a crucial face-off that led to the final goal. 

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Notre Dame's Win Probability Percentage Against Marquette 

The Golden Eagles scored two quick goals in the middle of the fourth quarter, and it looked like the Irish were down and out as any sign of offense was nowhere to be seen. 

Enter Bryan Costabile, who had missed the last two games. The sophomore scored a goal with 42 seconds left in regulation to tie the game. 

Ryder Garnsey then pulled some magic out for the Irish as he got the game-winning goal with 15 seconds left in regulation off an assist from Pierre Byrne. 

Kevin Corrigan’s team entered the going 0-for-11 in man-up opportunities the last two games but immediately ended it with Brian Willett’s 10th goal of the year less than 10 minutes in the game. 

Notre Dame didn’t end the quarter well as the Irish gave up two goals less than two minutes apart and then a goal with just two seconds left in the opening quarter.  In fact, Marquette shot four times and scored three goals in the opening 15 minutes. 

However, the Irish kept battling as they got goals from two unexpected players. Jordan Walter and Thomas McNamara got their first goals of the season to tie the game at 3, but Luke Anderson put the Golden Eagles ahead 16 seconds after McNamara’s goal to take a 4-3 lead into the half. 

The third quarter was all Notre Dame as freshman Mikey Drake scored less than a minute into the quarter on another man-up opportunity. Notre Dame’s do-everything player John Sexton gave the Irish the lead with 12:52 left in the third with his third goal of the year. 

Things started to get chippy and physical as Marquette and Notre Dame couldn’t get another goal on the board for the rest of the third. In the final six minutes, Marquette was called for slashing and holding, while the Irish were called for holding. 

ND: 28
MU: 27

Shots on Goal
ND: 15
MU: 14

ND: 8
MU: 8

Extra Man Goals 
ND: 2-for-4
MU: 0-for-4

Faces Won
ND: 3
MU: 12 

ND: 9
MU: 11

Caused Turnovers
ND: 5
MU: 6

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