Notre Dame lacrosse: Irish men open on strong note

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The fifth-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team jumped out of the gates on fire with a solid 19-7 victory over Jacksonville in the season-opening Moe’s Southwest Grill Lacrosse Classic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Notre Dame used 13 different scorers en route to the program’s 12th straight victory in a season opener. Leading the way was sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh, who posted three goals and three assists. Fellow attackman Conor Doyle, a junior, joined Kavanagh with a hat trick.

The 19 goals were the most for the Irish since a 19-7 win over Dartmouth on Feb. 28, 2009. That game also was the last time the Irish netted eight goals in a quarter.

Notre Dame returns to campus for its home opener against No. 7 Penn State on Saturday afternoon.

At EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.

Notre Dame8443 — 19
Jacksonville1213 — 7

Notre Dame stats:

Goals: Matt Kavanagh 3; Conor Doyle 3; Eddy Lubowicki 2; Sergio Perkovic 2; Jim Marlatt 1; Will Corrigan 1; Nick Ossello 1; Liam O’Connor 1; Trevor Brosco 1; John Scioscia 1; Kyle Runyon 1; Robert Collins 1; Pat Cotter 1.

Assists: Kavanagh 3; Corrigan 1; Lubowicki 1; Marlatt 1; Jack Near 1.

Goalies: Conor Kelly (W, 45:00, 4 GA, 4 SVS); Shane Doss (15:00, 3 GA, 1 SV)

Jacksonville stats

Goals: Tom Moore 2; Chase McIntyre 2; Duncan Clancy 1; Dakota Rohlin 1; Quint Miller 1.

Assists: Clancy 3; Chase Miller 1; Ari Waffle 1.

Goalie: Pete DeLuca (L, 60:00, 19 GA, 14 SVS)