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South Bend, Ind – The #15 Hofstra Pride Men’s Lacrosse Team recorded the biggest road win in program history, taking down the #2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend, Indiana. Hofstra won 8-7 improving to 4-1 on the season with the momentous victory. Head Coach Seth Tierney knows it’s a big step for his program.
“To win here on the road versus the number two team in the country, it ranks up there as one of the greatest ones for Hofstra.”
The Pride lead 8-5 with under four minutes remaining in the 4th quarter before the Irish began to mount a comeback with two tallies to make it a one goal game with 36 seconds second left and possession of the ball. The Hofstra defense would not allow the equalizer as Sophomore Long Stick Midfielder Ryan Rielly deflected an Irish pass as time expired to cement the win.
“It was crazy,” said Rielly, “definitely the biggest win I’ve been a part of here, and in high school too.”
Notre Dame falls to 3-1 on the year, succumbing for the first time in 2013. The Fighting Irish had won their two previous games by one goal in overtime, and nearly came back on the Pride to send it to another extra session. Hofstra will certainly enjoy this one, but Senior Midfielder Adrian Sorichetti knows it’s still early for the blue and gold.
“Nothing will change with a new opponent, we know what we have to do this week in practice. With hard work, we’ll be prepared.”
This is the program’s biggest victory since defeating #1 John’s Hopkins, also 8-7, at home in 2008.