Irish pile it on Butler 22-6

Irish pile it on Butler 22-6

Irish pile it on Butler 22-6

Irish pile it on Butler 22-6

Before the game Ross noted that they did not have any particular game plan for this game, but “We want to play this game hard. ND will be tough, especially with their freshmen goalie Kemp replacing a fifth year senior in the goal.” The Bulldogs never let up even after being down by 10. Notre Dame just clearly beat them at every aspect of the game. ND was hard with rides on the Butler clears, forcing turnovers at least 5 different times. Ross’s team is young, very young. He incurred a turnover of 27 players between last year and this year. They are still learning how to play together as a team. They hustled and moved hard and fast for all 60 minutes, but today they were missing passes and they let the Irish get to them on clears, succeeding on only 15 of 23 attempts. This team has a lot of potential that they showed last fal in St. Louis against Princeton, and the score doesn’t mean Butler is terrible. Not at all. Twice they held the ball for long possessions and moved it around effectively. Today, Notre Dame did everything right.

Kemp made only a few saves for the time he was in. ND’s defense was very good today and stripping the ball during the first half. They challenged Butler 15 yards out from the goal and hunted Butler attackmen when they did go behind. ND was also assisted by a many of penalties, most of which where 30 second push calls. Butler was called 11 times and ND converted on 6 of those 11 extra man opportunities. Butler could only convert on one of four such opportunities.

On offense, the Irish spread the wealth around early and often, scoring the first 12 goals of the game. The Irish were up 8-0 at the end of the first quarter, thanks to 5 goals in a 3 minute span between the 11:42 and 8:46 marks. The eight scores came on 12 shots. Butler could only get across the center stripe and manage 3 shots in the first quarter and for the day ND held the edge in shots 68-24 and in shots on goal 37-16.

Jim Morrison notched his fourth hat trick game this season (and garnering an assist). This kid originally walked on the team and sat out last year after back surgery, and this year he is speaking loudly with his stick. He likes to hang out high and cut straight to the crease, run back high and do it again, always looking for a opening for a feed. Morrison also likes to ride hard when the opponents stop the offense. The hard ride is something new for ND this year, and they employed it successfully against Butler. Pat Walsh and Matt Karweck also had high point games with Walsh getting 6 points for 3 goals and 3 assists and Karweck having his best game ever with 5 goals and 3 assists. Brian Giordano and Mat Malakoff each had two goals. Matt Ryan, Bill Liva, Tyler Krummenacher, Bill Greaney, Taylor Clagett, Sloan Simth and Ryan Cunn all hit the net.

It’s hard to write anything more specific on this game. The Irish did it all and did it well. Crisp passing at full speed kept Butler moving, giving the Irish the openings they needed. 6 of the 23 goals came from the 10 yard mark and were implemented by screens set during the Irish rotating the ball. Butler had a good offensive spurt toward the end of the first half with 3 goals in three minutes. Senior attackman Kyle Tietjen nailed 3 scores and frosh attacker Grant Albertson tallied two scores with Ken Ormsby finishing the Bulldog scoring. The Irish travel to the Island on Saturday to take on Hofstra and then move to Villanova on Monday.

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yeah DH
    by (#88662) on 3/20/05 @9:10AM
That goalie on ND number 45, is also a long-snapper on the ND football team, how cool is that.
 
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    by (#83693) on 3/20/05 @9:48AM
Hey nothing against a Chaminade boy, but 45 (Dan Hickey) for the Irsh, looks like a long snapper. It seemed his lateral movement wasn't all there. He made 5 saves, but let two in. Key yesterday was the Irsh at the face-off X. Corrigna got this year Taylor Clagett (Steve's brother) and he has made a termendous difference and eliminated the weak spot that plagued ND last year. These Irish will be interesting: Hofstra and Nova next and then the Big Green up in Hanover. The games at Hofstra are usually one goal games. Lets see how the Irish do there, before they start runnig through the Great Western
 
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    by (#88662) on 3/20/05 @1:10PM
For a 2 sport athlete, making 5 saves and only letting in 2 (.714), isn't bad a all.
 
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wow
    by (#65203) on 3/20/05 @3:48PM
What does being a 2 sport athlete have to do with how good you are at playing lacrosse? Exactly, nothing!, So stop talking about hes good cuz he's a 2 sport athlete and because of that 5 saves and 2 goals against isnt that bad. Bottom line , he is a division I goalie, who only had 5 saves, and let 2 of them in the net!!! Being a 2 sport athlete has nothing to do with how good or bad this guy is, douches.
 
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thanks
    by (#92701) on 3/20/05 @6:22PM
yeah, playing football has no impact on his lacrosse at all, so just don't talk about that.also, he is not that great of a goalie, and so statistics say. saving 5 out 7 shots against butler in not that impressive, now dan valente is a real goalie!
 
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u guys are so dumb
    by (#88662) on 3/21/05 @2:13PM
Yeah it really does have an impact. There are 2 lacrosse season fall and then the spring. If Hickey is playing football (fall), then he is missing a whole lacrosse season. But i guess you guys already knew that, you dumbasses.
 
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    by (#85240) on 3/27/05 @1:32AM
butler is poopy, save em against denver or an east coast school and then u can talk
 
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Irish for real (for now)
    by (#83693) on 3/27/05 @8:20AM
Hey. Butler has its problems, byt the Irish finally broke the OT monkey off of their little coach's back by beating Hofstra 9-8 yesterday. Their goalie Kemp did a fabulous job in the OT and the AA from the Island Pat Walsh, got six goal against the Pride. Maybe these guys are the real deal. Nova on Monday should not presnet a threat and next week they get Denver and Air Force, both of them teams that ND should easily beat, but when you look at some of the close scores that Munro and Acee have lost by, maybe there could be an upset brewing. Utilizing Kemp in the net has been the best thing for ND.
 
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A solid and deep Irish team can go all the way...
    by (#88662) on 4/02/05 @2:47PM
If you really know your lax, you will know that the talent on the Irish team is deeper than most of the Top 10 D-1 teams this year. Just about everyone on this team has made significant contributions to the victories won already this season and will continue to do so. Losing top notch players like Hubschmann and Liva would cripple a lot of other teams, yet ND's depth has filled those gaps well and will continue to do so as the season wears on. The team chemistry is outstanding too and that fact will also help push them to the top through Memorial Day weekend. Stay tuned to the Irish...the teams currently ranked ahead of them are worried.
 
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