Midfielder Jim Marlatt got an opportunity to show Notre Dame what he could do – a year after he joined the program.
The Clarksville native and River Hill graduate scored two goals in the team’s 7-3 victory over then-No. 1 Duke last Saturday. It was the kind of showing the No. 5 Fighting Irish had hoped to see from the sophomore, who registered 74 goals and 38 assists in his senior year with the Hawks, in 2011, but a nagging back injury prevented him from making a single appearance.
“He’s finally healthy,” Notre Dame coach Kevin Corrigan said of Marlatt. “So we weren’t sure what to think what we were going to get from him because he just hasn’t been healthy. He’s now been through about six healthy months, and that makes a big difference. Jim’s got a knack for making plays, and he’s a bright, hard-working kid. So I can’t say that I was shocked by anything he did. We hope he’s going to be a contributor all year. But it’s always a pleasant surprise to get production from a guy in his first game.”Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times