5/30 The Tailgate: Notre Dame, National Champions

May 30, 05:47 PM

What though the odds be great or small…

IL's Terry Foy and Nick Ossello recap an incredible celebration of college lacrosse, capped by Notre Dame's 13-9 win over Duke in Monday's national championship game. They discuss the four main factors that led to ND's win — goalie play, face-offs, complimentary scoring and lockdown on-ball defense — and discuss what the first win in program history means for coach Kevin Corrigan, the alums whose teams got so close and the guys on this roster. They also harken back to Saturday to discuss the crease violation that wasn't called in Duke's semifinal win over Penn State and how the Irish came back to beat Virginia in OT.