November 6, 2011

Notre Dame College Rallies to Upend Washington & Jefferson College 12-8 in Southern Division Championship Seventh Place Game

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Notre Dame Falcons erased an early four goal deficit against Washington and Jefferson College to come back and win their final game of the season, 12-8.

The win for the Falcons (13-9) gives them a record of 2-2 at the Southern Division Championships.    

Notre Dame got out to a slow start, and found themselves behind, 7-3 halfway through the contest.  However, a second half surge pushed the Falcons past the Presidents as they outscored Washington & Jefferson 9-1 in the second half. 

Leading the way for the Falcons in their come from behind victory were Milan Burkus and Vanja Kopilas.  Burkus had six goals to lead the Falcons while Kopilas was a close second with five.  Notre Dame capitalized on three of their eight man-up opportunities.

"I'm very proud of our team," said head coach Matt Kittle.  "This game really set the tone for the end of this season and it gives us a lot to build on for next year. I am very proud of they way they fought."

The 13 victories for the season gives Notre Dame one more than they had in their inaugural, 2010 season.

Release courtesy Notre Dame Athletic Communications  


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