Irish return talent, experience
In their streak of making five-straight NCAA tournaments, the Fighting Irish have averaged yielding roughly seven goals a game. Despite graduating the nation's biggest presence in net in goalie Scott Rodgers, the defense may be even better this year.
"We've had one of the best defenses the past couple years," says sophomore starting goalie John Kemp, "and you can really attribute that to coach [Gerry] Byrne, and his recruiting and the systems that he puts in.
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