Cornell vs. Notre Dame
March 5, 2005
The Game Story:
ITHACA, N.Y. - Senior Sean Greenhalgh scored five goals, including three during a critical seven-goal run for Cornell, as the ninth-ranked Big Red pulled out an 11-10 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Big Red took a while to get rid of its early-season nerves, as it trailed the Irish 6-3 midway through the second quarter. Junior midfielder Joe Bouluoks scored the second of his three tallies with a man-up effort to close it to 6-4, but more importantly, it was the beginning of a dominant stretch by the Big Red. The home team held the visitors without a goal for nearly 30 minutes and scored seven straight goals to take a 10-6 advantage early in the fourth quarter.

Notre Dame scrambled late, scoring four of the final five goals, but it was it wasn't enough, as Cornell held on for the thrilling victory.

Senior attackman Kevin Nee recorded a game-high three assists for the Big Red, while sophomores David Mitchell and Brian Clayton and junior Dave Bush each had one goal. Mitchell and Bush's tallies were the first of their careers. Senior defender Casey Stevenson recorded his first career point with an assist on Greenhalgh's first goal.

The Irish were paced by Jim Morrison, who tallied four points, including three goals. All-America attackman Pat Walsh was held to just one goal on two shots by Cornell defender Kyle Georgalas.

Sophomore goaltender Matt McMonagle got better and better as the game went on and stopped 14 Notre Dame shots. His counterpart, Stewart Crosland, stopped 14 shots in three quarters of work before Joey Kemp stopped one shot in net in the final quarter.