|CHESTER, Pa. - For the third time in program history the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team will be playing on Championship Weekend. No. 4 Notre Dame topped No. 5 and defending national champion Virginia 12-10 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA quarterfinals at PPL Park.|
Notre Dame (13-2) will face top-seeded Loyola (16-1) on Saturday in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The time of the game has not been determined. The contest will be aired on ESPN2/ESPN3. Notre Dame was the 2010 NCAA finalist and a semifinalist in 2001.
Senior midfielder Max Pfeifer registered three goals and one assist for the Fighting Irish, while junior midfielder Steve Murphy also had four points on two goals and two assists. Senior attackman Sean Rogers chipped in two goals for Notre Dame, who used eight goal scorers in the victory. Junior goalie John Kemp had 14 saves for the Irish.