Kaileb Cadet runs wild in loss — The Notre Dame football team won every statistical battle in their SCC Division I football contest vs Cheshire Friday night at Veterans Field except the most important one, the scoreboard. The Green Knights had more yards, plays, first downs, and time of possession but in the only numbers that mattered, the scoreboard at the end of the game said Cheshire held on for a 27-23 win.
The Green Knights, who trailed at one point 27-23, had the ball inside the Cheshire 15-yard line with a minute left but couldn’t get the go-ahead touchdown. Notre Dame outgained Cheshire 436 yards to 321 yards. Notre Dame had 68 offensive plays to the Rams 49. The Green Knights had a 27:00-21:00 minute time of possession edge and had two more first downs (21-19) on the night. Kaileb Cadet paved the way for the Green Knights running for 207 yards on 20 carries and a pair of touchdowns.
Soccer Plays to Scoreless Tie with Sheehan — The senior soccer players in Notre Dame’s Class of 2018 didn’t walk off Veterans Field for the last time as winners. But, they didn’t lose either. Instead, the regular season came to a close for the 11 seniors in a scoreless tie with Sheehan on Oct. 23. After a scoreless first half, the Green Knights second half scoring chances came early and late. In fact, the late chances may have been some of Notre Dame’s best. Sean Mufarinya had two chances in the game’s final minutes, including a shot from just outside the box with less than 30 seconds left that hit the crossbar preventing what would be the equivalent of a walk-off win on senior night. Notre Dame finished the season with a 5-5-6 record and await their seeding and opponent in the CIAC Class L tournament which starts on Monday, November 6. The Green Knights will definitely play on the road in their first-round contest.
Tommy Minar Runs 29th in Class L meet — Thomas Minar concluded a breakout campaign by being the Green Knights first runner to cross the finish line as the ND cross-country team ran 17th at the 2017 CIAC Class L Championship Meet. Minar ran the 3.2-mile course in 18:03 to place 29th out of the 175 entries in the race. Oliver Shannon ‘20 was Notre Dame’s other runner to break the 20-minute mark. Shannon placed second for the Green Knights, and 83rd overall, finishing in a time of 19:04. The next three Notre Dame runners all finished in a pack with only 11 seconds separating them. Rory O’Connor was the first senior and third Green Knight to cross the finish line in a time of 20:12. A pair of juniors rounded out Notre Dame’s five counting runners as Jonathan Katz and Anthony Bruno ran in 20:17 and 20:23 respectively.
Harlem Wizards Entertain Huge Crowd at UNH — Those who attended the Harlem Wizards Benefit basketball game on October 28 at UNH were treated to not only basketball wizardry but also a fun-filled night of skits involving the crowd. High-flying dunks and crafty dribbling combined with some excellent play by the ND and Friends team left everyone who left the event with a smile on their face. Thanks to all who came to raise money for ND’s basketball team to travel to Florida this December.