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2nd Place in Great Lakes Conference

Alumni Tournament
March 22-23, 2014

  •     ND 17, ND Alumni 10    In the first game of the weekend, ND faced off against former players from the Notre Dame squad. With players representing classes ranging from the 1980s to 2013, the Alumni Team had a very diverse pool of talent. Although the Alumni Team gave ND a slight scare in the beginning of the game, Notre Dame pulled away and won easily in a 17-10 victory.
  • W    ND 10, Ohio St 8    In a rematch of the 2013 Conference Championship game, Notre Dame turned the tide against the Buckeyes of Ohio State and pulled out a hard-fought 10-8 victory. With captains Dolff Hanke and Geno Freeman leading the way, the Fighting Irish were able to thwart a 2nd half comeback from OSU and pull away in the 4th quarter.
  • W    ND 10, Monmouth 6    In its final game, and last game for Notre Dame seniors Pat Raycroft, Jack Turek, and Geno Freeman, the Fighting Irish finished off the weekend with a strong 10-6 victory against the Scots of Monmouth College. Again, leading scorer Dolff Hanke pulled the Irish into a safe lead, and the Irish defense, led by goalie Nick Sayre, kept Monmouth at bay en route to a 3rd victory on the weekend.
Conference Championship - Notre Dame
October 26-27, 2013

  •     ND 11, Dayton 7    The Notre Dame Men's Water Polo competed at home in the Great Lakes Conference Championship at the Notre Dame Aquatic Center. The team placed 2nd overall. The Irish started the weekend with a comfortable victory over a motivated Dayton Flyers team 11-7. The Flyers came out strong, but the Irish kept their cool and finished the second half strong, pulling away from Dayton.
  • W    ND, Grand Valley    In the Semi-Finals, the Irish faced conference rival Grand Valley State. Suffocating defense and veteran leadership were keys to the victory, as the Irish shook off all momentum the Lakers tried to gain.
  • L    ND 5, Ohio St 8    In the Championship match, the Irish fought hard but fell to a talented Buckeye team of Ohio State 5-8. The game was tied 5-5 going into the 4th and then the Buckeyes were able to create separation from the Irish. It was a tough loss for the Irish following a succesful fall season. Special thanks go out to Seniors Pat Raycroft, Jack Turek, Pat Sullivan and Geno Freeman and Graduate Students Chris Jennis and Kevin Overholt for their dedication to the program in their years with Notre Dame Water Polo.
Conference Crossover - Ohio St
September 28-29, 2013

  •     ND 17, Loyola Chicago 4     Over the weekend, the Irish Men’s Water Polo Team traveled to Columbus, OH and Ohio State University for their Conference action of the season. In the first match against Loyola – Chicago, the Irish jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back. Solid team play led the squad past the Ramblers. Leading goal scorer, and Columbus native, freshman Mason Zurovchak put on a show in his hometown leading the Irish with 5 goals in the contest. Senior Jack Turek added 3 goals, as the Irish beat Loyola 17-4.
  • W    ND 21, U Chicago 8    In the second game of the weekend, the Irish again came out strong and didn’t slow down against the University of Chicago. Another opportunity to play as a full team led to the Irish winning by a score of 21-8. Countless saves from junior goalie Nick Sayre kept the team fired up and pushing forward. Senior Geno Freeman led the team with 5 goals. Sophomore Nate Urban added 3 goals, and junior Teddy Howe and freshman Emerson Kirk each scored 2.
  • W    ND 13, Illinois Chicago 10    The third game of the tournament proved to be the Irish’s greatest test against two-time defending conference champion University of Illinois-Chicago. A complete team effort was needed to hold off the Flames and give the Irish a 13-10 victory. Junior Dolff Hanke led the Irish with 6 goals in the contest. Senior Pat Raycroft and Junior Chris Catalino were instrumental in the victory, each scoring crucial goals in the game. A late goal from junior Kevin Balhoff sealed the win for the Irish.
  • W    ND 18, Northern Illinois University 1    The final game of the tournament was won in dominating fashion by the Irish, 18-1 over Northern Illinois University. The Huskies were no match for the speed and depth of the Irish. Urban led the team with 5 goals, followed by Grad Student Kevin Overholt and sophomore David Katter with 4 each. Sophomores Michael Sell and Michael Hayes and freshman Will Stone each contributed key goals in the victory.