The Fighting Irish defense stymied the Orange (7-1, 2-1) to take a 9-3 lead on Near's first goal with 8:31 left in the third quarter. Syracuse (7-1, 2-1), led by Dylan Donahue with a game-high seven goals, found traction in the second half and overtook Notre Dame with a 3-0 run late in the fourth quarter for a 12-11 lead. P.J. Finley scored with 59 seconds left for the Fighting Irish to force overtime. Near added his second goal with 2:54 left in the second overtime for the win.