The California Kid outguns the Irish in 10-7 win.

Local Foothill Knights product Erik Adamson led Denver with a career-high 6 goals.
Denver junior attackman Erik Adamson scored a career-high six goals to lead #11 Denver over #6 Notre Dame 10-7.

“I’m really proud of all of our young men,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “Beating a team like Notre Dame is a phenomenal achievement in-and-of-itself. Coming off the loss last weekend to Penn and a rough week of practice, I’m proud of how this team pulled together to gut out a win. I can’t say enough about Ryan and Jamie, and how they kind of kept us in the game, especially when Notre Dame had those runs in the second quarter. Erik had a great game in front of his home crowd to lead us with six goals.”

Denver got some great goaltending from Junior goalie Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.), who made 10 saves and allowed four goals, while senior goalie Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) made seven saves and allowed only three goals.

John Scioscia (Sr./Attack) scored three goals for the Fighting Irish, while four others added goals each. Goalie Shane Doss made eight saves on the day.

Notre Dame held the advantage in shots (46-29), ground balls (36-20) and face-off wins (15-of-21 to 6-of-21). Denver capitalized on its lone man-up opportunity, while the Fighting Irish scored on three of its five chances. Denver also held the advantage in saves, 17-to-8.

Denver returns home to host Penn State on Monday night at 7 p.m. at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.Notre Dame will return to South Bend on Tuesday to prepare for its ACC opener against Virginia on Sunday.

Pacific Coast Shootout

2020 Pacific Coast Shootout
Yale 17 •  Michigan 11

2019 Pacific Coast Shootout
Notre Dame 10 • Denver 7

2018 Pacific Coast Shootout
Maryland 11 • North Carolina 7

2017 Pacific Coast Shootout
Virginia 19 • Cornell 18 (OT)

2016 Pacific Coast Shootout
Notre Dame 9 • Maryland 4

2015 Pacific Coast Shootout
Maryland 10 • North Carolina 8

Pacific Coast Shootout
Denver 10 • Notre Dame 7