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Notre Dame Hockey: Michigan State Spartans Overpower Irish 3-1 in South Bend

That Irish structure is looking shaky.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Michigan State Spartans took it to South Bend ice Friday following the recent Irish sweep of the Michigan Wolverines. However, the Spartans dealt a blow to the Irish confidence in the form of a 3-1 victory.

First Period

The Spartans took control early on and Michigan State’s Tommy Apap put his team on the board with the first goal of the game. After 20 minutes, the two teams matched with 12 shots on goal each and took the tension into the second period.

Second Period

The Irish wasted no time heading into the next period and Colin Theisen scored Notre Dame’s first goal of the game to tie it 1-1. However, the Spartans were quick to react and Dennis Cesana scored to bring the game to 2-1 Michigan State. Later on, the Spartans followed up with a goal from Logan Lambdin to give Michigan State a 3-1 lead.

Third Period

The Irish upped the aggression on offense and outshot the Spartans 14-6 in the third. Notre Dame pulled goaltender Cale Morris, but it was not enough, and the Spartans claimed a 3-1 W.

Game Summary


Michigan State: Tommy Apap at 13:43 in the 1st with assists from Butrus Ghafari and Austin Kamer

Notre Dame: Colin Theisen at 01:23 in the 2nd with assists from Mike O’Leary and Spencer Stastney

Michigan State: Dennis Cesana at 05:53 in the 2nd with assists from Logan Lambdin and Jerad Rosburg

Michigan State: Logan Lambdin at 15:16 in the 2nd with assist from Josh Nodler


Notre Dame: Colin Theisen for interference at 07:53 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Nick Leivermann for cross-checking at 19:01 in the 1st

Michigan State: Logan Lambdin for elbowing at 10:53 in the 2nd

Michigan State: Dennis Cesana for hooking at 09:56 in the 3rd

Michigan State: Jerad Rosburg for hooking at 15:12 in the 3rd


Notre Dame: Cale Morris, 26 saves

Michigan State: John Lethemon, 40 saves

Moving Forward

The Irish and Spartans will meet again Saturday at 6 p.m. ET in South Bend. To catch the game on television, head to NBC Sports Philadelphia+ or stream online with the NBC Sports app.

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