Cross country places 10th at SCC Championship Meet while football wins third in a row in the latest weekly recap of ND Athletics. Meanwhile, soccer fell on a late goal to North Haven on Senior Day as the fall sports season starts to come to a close.
Football — Two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Warren Murphy, a big fake punt by Zach Hoshman and another stellar defensive showing all added up to a 21-14 win over Amity. Notre Dame won its third in a row and improved to 4-2 with the win and will return to action traveling to Cheshire on Friday.
Trailing 14-6 following a 83-yard, 12-play scoring drive by the Spartans, the Notre Dame offense responded with a score of their own. Murphy scored the first of hi stwo fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 20-yard screen pass. The ensuing two-point conversion pass to Austin Pieck knotted the game with 9:36 left. Then, Hochman performed his magic converted a fourth-down fake punt running for 17 yards, needing only seven. That resulted in Murphy’s go ahead score, a 11-yard run with 3:14 left in the game. Murphy accounted for 99 total yards for the game.
Cross-Country — Tommy Minar paved the way for the Notre Dame cross country team to place 10th at the 2018 SCC Championship Meet on Friday at East Shore Park. Minar finished the 3.1 miles in 17:41 to place 24th overall.
He was followed by underclassmen Oliver Shannon, Jacob Carson, and Ohm Patel to cross the finish line for the Green Knights. Shannon placed 56th overall in a time of 18:28. Carso and Patel crossed the finish line one after the other with Carson edging his classmate by a mere one second running in a time of 18:39. They finished 61st and 62nd overall. Notre Dame’s other runners included: Jacob Torres who ran in 18:44 and finished 69th; Anthony Bruno ran in 18:53 and Jon Katz who finished in 83rd with a time of 19:21. Notre Dame will conclude its season running in the CIAC Class L Championship Meet on Saturday at 9 at Wickham Park in Manchester.
Soccer –The soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to North Haven on Senior Day on Friday at Veterans Field. With just under 20 minutes left, goalie Jay Brennan made a diving save off an Indian direct kick. He used every inch of his frame and deflected the ball to his right. The ball caromed off the post right to the foot of Tanner Powell, who deposited the ball into the open net for the lone score of the game. The Green Knights concluded their on Wednesday at Veterans Field.
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