November 27, 2016
LUCKLESS IN LOUISVILLE
Notre Dame Fighting Irish eliminated in third round
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jon Gallagher scored his 14th goal of the season, but Notre Dame fell, 3-1, to No. 4-seeded Louisville in the third round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Championship at Lynn Stadium Sunday night.
Notre Dame (12-7-2), seeded No. 13, reached the third round of the tournament for the fifth straight season.
Louisville (14-5-2) took the lead on a 16th-minute goal by Mohamed Thiaw, his 12th of the season. Gallagher equalized off a Jeffrey Farina assist in the 54th minute. Tate Schmitt broke the deadlock, heading in from Danny Reynolds in the 71st minute. Cherif Dieye added a 90th-minute goal off assists from Thiaw and Daniel Johnson.
On the opening goal, Thiaw hit the crossbar following an over the top feed from Tim Kubel, then fired the rebound into right corner of the net.
In the 19th minute, Gallagher advanced on the right sideline, his shot at the right post snared by Stefan Cleveland.
In the 32nd minute, Thomas Ueland’s drive up the center led to a left-footer that drifted just wide of the right post. Sean Dedrick followed with charge down the left flank, Cleveland corralling.
In the 52nd minute, Thiaw glided in, Chris Hubbard snagging his attempt, a sequence that set the counterattack in motion for the tying goal.
Farina found Gallagher in space, Gallagher evading a diving Cleveland with a strong run on the right of the penalty area to equalize.
Reynolds looped a corner kick for Schmitt to convert his fifth goal of the year.
Minutes after entering as a substitute, Jack Casey sent a right-footer that was punched over the bar by Cleveland.