The football team got off to another hot start and improved the record to 2-3 with a 41-23 win over Amity on Friday. Fresh off a week where they scored on six first-half possessions, Chris Elias got the football Knights off to another hot start with touchdown runs of 85 and 80 yards on Notre Dame’s first two series for a quick 14-7 lead.
Elias would finish the night with 339 yards of total offense and account for four touchdowns all by himself.
In addition to his touchdown runs, Elias would run 11 times for 176 yards on the game. He was also laser sharp in the passing game completing 15 of 18 passes for 163 yards and one touchdown.
Notre Dame then took advantage of a big fourth down stop and an Amity turnover to increase its lead to 28-7 at halftime.
Elias took a shorter route to the end zone from two yards out following the defensive stop as ND’s lead grew to 21-7 with 3:06 left in the half. Amity then fumbled and Elias found Kaileb Cadet for a seven-yard scoring strike with just 53 ticks left before halftime for a 28-7 lead.
“He had his best game of the season tonight,” said head coach Joe DeCaprio. “He’s a great player anyways but he just played lights out and slung the ball and was on the money with everything. It’s his hometown and he wanted to play well and he did. The offensive line played well and kept him upright and his receivers made some catches which helps.”
Notre Dame gets a well-deserved bye this week before resuming play on Friday, Oct. 20, when they host Xavier in the start of a three-game home stand at Veterans Field.
Doyle lifts ND past West Haven — A few weeks back following a 1-1 tie with Hamden, Notre Dame head soccer coach Rudy Raffone told Brad Doyle ‘18 that he would have a big goal at some point this year.
Those words proved prophetic last Friday afternoon as a Doyle blast from 25 yards out was perfectly placed in the upper right hand corner of the net as Notre Dame beat cross town rival West Haven 1-0 at Veterans Field. The two teams had tied 1-1 in the season opener.
Doyle’s shot came as a result of a great cross by Matthew Consorte. West Haven goalie Saul Novoa punched the ball away but it wound up on Doyle’s foot for the game winner.
“Brad made an excellent run that started at midfield and hit a blast from 35 yards out to give us a 1-0 lead,” said Raffone. “West Haven had a few counter attacks but never really challenged our goal. They finished with two shots Rory Schreck ‘18 did an excellent job of controlling the box and played well in goal.”
Cross-Country Runs 21st at Wickham Invitational — The cross country team participated in the Wickham Invitational this past Saturday. Tom Minar paced ND placing 96th out of 100 runners, finishing the race in a time of 19:23. Oliver Shannon ‘20 was four places and four seconds behind Minar taking 100th position in 19:27. As a team, ND placed 21st of the 59 teams in their race.
Harlem Wizards Coming Oct. 28 — The Notre Dame basketball team will be hosting a benefit basketball game with the Harlem Wizards on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 pm at the University of New Haven Gymnasium. This event is a fundraiser for the Green Knights basketball team, who will play three games in Orlando, Florida during winter recess as part of a tournament at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. Tickets are $12.00 for adults/$10.00 for students if purchased in advance. For more information, visit https://www.notredamehs.com or ND’s social media outlets @NDWHAthletics.