A pair of sweeps and a two-sport alum brings his team back to Quigley Stadium are the lead stories on the Notre Dame sports scene last week.
Tennis — Tennis continued its fine play to start the season sweeping Shelton (6-1) and Hamden (5-2) to stay undefeated at 3-0. ND won three of the four singles matches and all three doubles matches in Shelton win. Bryant bound Andrew Forchetti needed three sets in singles match. He beat Alex Ruenhorst 6-3, 3 -6, 6-1. Against Hamden, Oliver Shannon had the match of the day. He staved off five match points in a 6-7, 6-1, 14-12 tiebreaker point win. In this match, ND won all four singles matched and two of the three doubles matches.
Track — Track had two big wins over Hamden and Hillhouse at Bowen Field on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to run and throw record to 3-0 on season! ND beat Hamden, 77-72, and also beat Hillhouse, 85-65.
Baseball — Baseball squad ended week with solid 12-2 win over Hopkinton, MA team, coached by former ND two-sport start Steve Simoes ‘81 on Saturday. This came on heels of tough one-run losses to Xavier and Fairfield Prep earlier in the week. Xavier scored five runs in bottom of the seventh to rally for improbable 5-4 win. The Jesuits then eked out a 2-1 win on Wednesday, April 11 with a fifth-inning run on an RBI groundout. Against Hopkinton, Brendan Kirck pitched five solid innings, striking out eight to pick up the win. Eddie Zanor had two hits and four RBIs, including a two-run home run. Notre Dame improved to 3-3 on the season.
Lacrosse — In Notre Dame’s lone game last week, Xavier scored the final three goals of the game to earn a 9-7 SCC road win on Monday, April 9, 2018. Jared Gallbronner scored the third of his three goals on the day to give Notre Dame a 7-6 lead early in the fourth quarter before the Falcons scored the final three goals of the game. Notre Dame outshot Xavier 26-21 and got two goals from Cam Ellis and one each from Ben Hassen and Justin Shanley.
Golf — After having its first three matches postponed due to Mother Nature, the golf team finally got its season underway hosting Amity on Thursday. Tommy Rosati carded a 3-over 38 but the Green Knights fell by two shots to Amity (167-169). Jake Ivan-Pal shot a 40 while Joe D’Agostino added a 44 for Notre Dame.
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