Notre Dame celebrates during its 19-6 season opener vs. Detroit.
ND wins opener. DU falls at Duke.

Notre Dame began its 2019 campaign with an impressive 19-6 win over Detroit Mercy, while Denver lost 10-9 to Duke in Durham.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (courtesy of - No. 7/9 Notre Dame (1-0) put on a show in the first game of 2019, running away with a lopsided 19-6 victory over Detroit Mercy (1-1) inside Loftus Sports Center on Saturday evening. The 19 goals are the most the Irish have scored in a game since defeating Dartmouth 20-8 on Feb. 28, 2015.

Junior Bryan Costabile paced the Irish attack, matching his career high in goals with five. Senior Brendan Gleason also recorded a hat trick with three goals. Juniors Brian Willetts and Charlie Leonard and freshman Griffin Westlin each found the back of the net twice.

The defense was just as impressive, causing 15 turnovers in the rout. Seniors Timmy Phillips and Hugh Crance alongside sophomore Arden Cohen each forced two turnovers in the victory.

The Irish could not have asked for a better start to the season, as Leonard scored the first goal of his career off the opening faceoff just 25 seconds into the game. The Irish doubled their lead just minutes later off Gleason's first goal of the year. However, the Titans fought b...

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