Athletics & Recreation

Men’s lacrosse beats Notre Dame 11-10 at home in overtime

Sophomore Zach Miller scored the game-tying goal with 1:19 in regulation — followed by the game-winner with 3:18 to go in overtime — to send the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team to an 11-10 win over Notre Dame at a sold-out Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Miller and Connor Cannizzaro had four goals apiece in the victory, and Miller added two assists for a team-high six points.

The Pioneers defense blanked Notre Dame from the start of the fourth quarter, forcing three key Notre Dame turnovers in the fourth quarter. Denver outshot Notre Dame 11-4 in that span. Senior LSM Mike Riis came up with a career-high six ground balls in the game.

DU went on a 4-0 run to close the game, a run that included three of Miller’s four goals. The sophomore’s first came with 10:05 to play in regulation to cut the Notre Dame lead to 10-8. Connor Cannizzaro followed Miller with an unassisted goal on the next possession, and Miller then provided the dramatic finish with one goal spinning around from behind the cage, and then the overtime winner, turning his man to get open from 10 yards out.

The Pioneers begin a weeklong road trip at Ohio State on Saturday, March 14. Denver will then head to Lehigh for a midweek tilt on March 17 before taking on Penn State on March 21 in Hempstead, N.Y. DU’s next home game will take place on March 28, when the Pioneers open Big East play against Georgetown.

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