The biggest priority for Notre Dame coach Kevin Corrigan was to keep his team composed, as Irish player Ryan Foley was down on the PPL Park turf, not knowing where he was, or what just happened to him.
So the Irish retaliated to the hard mid-fourth quarter hit on Foley with six goals in handing defending national champion Virginia a 12-10 loss Sunday in the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals.
The No. 4-seeded Irish advance to the semifinals against No.1-seed Loyola (Md.) next Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. It marked the first time Notre Dame beat Virginia (12-4) in four tries in the NCAA tournament - and a return for Notre Dame to the Final Four. It lost to Duke in the 2010 national championship game.
Max Pfeifer led the way for the Irish with three goals, followed by two goals each from Steve Murphy and Sean Rogers.
Duke routs Colgate
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Robert Rotanz scored a career-best five goals, leading Duke to 17-6 victory against Colgate on Sunday in the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals.
Duke (15-4), seeded No. 3, advances to the semifinals to play Atlantic Coast Conference rival Maryland on Saturday in Baltimore in a rematch of last year's semis.
Colgate (14-4) held a 4-2 lead in the first quarter, before Duke replied with 13 straight goals to take control of the game. Colgate, which received an at-large bid top the tournament, never got within 10 goals again.
Christian Walsh scored three for Duke, which got two goals each from Jake Tripucka and David Lawson.
Ryan Walsh scored three times for Colgate.