Blog Replay: Notre Dame into Finals, Tops Maryland 11-6
|Matt Kavanagh followed up his OT heroics last week with seven points (5G, 2A) on Saturday in the Irish victory. (Bill Danielewski)|
After playing OT spoiler to Albany's dream of a final four a week ago, Notre Dame made it through to Monday's NCAA finals with a resounding 11-6 victory over Maryland in the second semifinal on Saturday afternoon at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. The Irish will play Duke on Monday for the NCAA crown - a rematch of Duke's 6-5 2010 NCAA finals win over Notre Dame, their first.
Matt Kavanagh was the undisputed star of the contest, scoring five goals and chipping in a pair of assists for the Irish. The Notre Dame defense also performed outstanding, holding the Terrapins to just a goal each in the final two quarters to stretch a 6-4 halftime lead into a 10-6 advantage late that had the throngs of Maryland supporters heading for the exits even before the final Irish goal with a minute left.
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