HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Mikey Wynne tallied a hat trick, but the fourth-seeded Notre Dame men's lacrosse team fell to fifth-seeded Denver, 16-4, in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Hofstra University.
Wynne opened the scoring three minutes into the first quarter, but 13-3 Denver came back to take a 2-1 lead into quarter two. The Pioneers took over at that point, outscoring Notre Dame 6-0 to open up a seven goal advantage heading into the halftime break at 8-1.
Wynne scored his second goal of the game in the third quarter, but the Pioneers tacked on five more scores to increase their lead to 13-2 heading into the final quarter.
The hat trick is Wynne's sixth of the season. The junior finished the season with a team-high 33 goals and now has 106 in his three years.
Sergio Perkovic scored the other ND goal and finished his career with 111 goals, the most of any midfielder in Notre Dame history.
The Irish, who were playing in their eighth straight NCAA quarterfinal contest (the best current streak in the country), finish the season 9-6.