Junior midfielder Max Pfeifer scored with 2:33 remaining to give the second-ranked Notre Dame men's lacrosse team a 7-6 victory over visiting Georgetown on Sunday in a game that neither team led by more than a goal.
Pfeifer's game-winner came off a pass from sophomore midfielder Quinn Cully on the Irish's only man-up opportunity of the game.
The Irish (8-0 overall, 3-0 Big East) got two goals each from junior attackman Sean Rogers and senior midfielder David Earl and stymied a Hoyas offense that had been averaging nearly 12 goals.
"We've proven ourselves to be a pretty good defensive team," Notre Dame coach Kevin Corrigan said. "We make it hard on people. We make them earn their goals. [The Hoyas] had to earn theirs today."
Georgetown (5-5, 2-2) had a 36-28 edge in shots. Sophomore goalie John Kemp made 12 saves for the Irish.
No. 2 Northwestern 14, No. 8 Penn 10: Sophomore Ali Cassera scored a season-high three goals, including two in a span of less than three minutes early in the second half, to lift the host Wildcats (12-0) past the Quakers (8-3).
No. 4 Duke 13, Brown 12, 2 OT: Junior Kat Thomas scored the tying goal with 1:19 remaining in regulation and classmate Kim Wenger scored in overtime to help the visiting Blue Devils (11-2) outlast the Bruins (5-6) in a game that was tied six times.
No. 9 James Madison 11, No. 17 William and Mary 9, OT: Junior Ariel Lane and redshirt sophomore Casey Ancarrow (John Carroll) each had three goals, including one each in overtime, to lead the visiting Dukes (9-2, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) past the Tribe (6-5, 1-1).
No. 15 Syracuse 12, Notre Dame 7: Freshman Katie Webster scored three goals to power the host Orange (5-6, 3-0 Big East) past the Irish (5-7, 2-2).
No. 16 Ohio State 17, No. 19 Vanderbilt 16: Brittney Zerhusen (Century) had five goals and five assists to carry the host Buckeyes (7-4, 1-1 American Lacrosse Conference) past the Commodores (7-6, 1-3).
Zerhusen's 10 points tie her career high and stand as fourth all time in single-game points by a Buckeye.
Georgetown 19, Louisville 12: Senior attacker Jordy Kirr (Bryn Mawr) had two goals and four assists as the host Hoyas (6-5, 4-0 Big East) defeated the Cardinals (8-4, 1-2).
Kirr's four assists gave her 101 for her career, breaking the program record of 98 previously held by Sheehan Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) set in 2001. Coupled with her 109 career goals, Kirr is the first player in Georgetown history to have 100 goals and 100 assists.
George Washington 15, La Salle 7: Sophomore Nicole Lacey (Marriotts Ridge) won a school-record 10draws and had four goals to propel the Colonials (5-9, 2-2 Atlantic-10) past the visiting Explorers (4-9, 0-4).
Shepherd 21, Urbana 4: Freshman attacker-midfielder Shannon Carta (South River) had five goals as the host Rams (6-6) beat the Blue Knights (2-12).