Welcome to the TRUE Play of the Week, a spotlight feature where we highlight a particularly impressive goal from the high school or collegiate ranks in the previous week of action. Watch the finalists videos below to see which team you think should be crowned the winner.
The winner will be announced each Wednesday at InsideLacrosse.com
Notre Dame vs Denver
Denver and Notre Dame squared off for another chapter in what has quickly become one of the best rivalries in the sport. In another one-goal contest between the Pioneers and the Fighting Irish, it was Connor Cannizzaro providing the heroics for Denver. A back-and-forth fourth quarter saw the teams pitted at 10-10 when Denver got possession with less than a minute remaining. After moving the ball and trying to generate a look, eventually Cannizzaro called for the rock as he sat on GLE with time winding down. As he made his move, #40 nearly lost the ball, but the chaotic play worked to his advantage, as defender Garrett Epple attempts to make the scoop, offering Cannizzaro just enough of an angle to snag the ball, charge around the cage, and somehow backhand in a goal as time expired. A clutch score for one of the most dynamic players in the game.
Yale vs Fairfield
Yale entered their game against Fairfield in bad need of a win, but as four quarters gave way to two overtimes, the tension mounted. Finally, as the second extra session was winding down, the Bulldogs conjured a full-field effort that led to victory. Defenseman Robert Mooney forced a turnover on a dodging Stag, scooping the loose ball and starting the push up field to Eric Scott, who begins a textbook fast break for the Elis. Scott kicks to Jackson Morrill at the point, who redirects to Matt Gaudet, who toss a cross-cage pass to Ben Reeves for the tap in off the back post. A near perfect example of transition returned Yale to it’s winning ways.