| UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A capacity crowd of 1,249 witnessed a back and forth game between No. 8 Penn State men's lacrosse and No. 3 Notre Dame in which three goals were scored in the final 24 seconds of regulation. Junior Tom LaCrosse (Canandaigua, N.Y.) tied it with sixth-tenths of a second left to send the game to overtime where UND's Matt Kavanagh scored with 1:34 to going the extra frame as Notre Dame escaped with a 10-9 win at Holuba Hall.|
Penn State (2-1) took a two-goal lead, 7-5, with 49 seconds into the fourth quarter on a man-up goal from Kyle VanThof (Penfield, N.Y.), assisted by Jack Forster (Jenkintown, Pa.). That score capped a four-point effort by Forster, who scored three goals between the second and third quarters.
Notre Dame answered with back-to-back goals with 9:28 remaining from Tyler Kimball and Liam O'Connor on the ensuing faceoff to tie the game at seven. LaCrosse made it 8-7 three minutes later and Penn State held a tenuous one-goal lead into the fourth quarter's final minute when Notre Dame called timeout.
Conor Doyle scored his third of the game to tie the game at eight with 24 seconds left and O'Connor scored immediately after winning the faceoff six seconds later as UND looked assured of the comeback victory. Penn State's Danny Henneghan (Beverly Hills, Mich.) won the faceoff as Kessler Brown (Springfield, Va.) collected the ground ball, scooped it to Michael Richards (Skaneateles, N.Y.) and flipped it to LaCrosse. LaCrosse dashed to his left and fired a shot to the lower left part of the net past UND netminder John Kemp (10 saves) to knot the game with less than a second left.
LaCrosse nearly ended the game with two minutes to go in the overtime period, but Kavanagh dodged to his left and scored a right-winged shot past PSU goalkeeper Austin Kaut (Morton, Pa.). Kaut made 10 saves on the afternoon