Torin Varn scored two goals and Sam Llinares got the eventual winner early in the fourth quarter as the Hofstra men's lacrosse team held on for an 8-7 upset of No. 2 Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Ind.

It was the third straight win for 15th-ranked Hofstra, which earned its biggest win since an 8-7 victory over No. 1 Johns Hopkins in 2008.

Tyler Kimball scored an unassisted goal with 7:40 left in the third period to give Notre Dame (3-1) a 5-4 lead.

But Hofstra (4-1) answered with four straight goals, capped by consecutive unassisted scores from Tyler Begley and Llinares, the latter with 9:55 left in the game to give the Pride an 8-5 lead.

Lance Yapor, Mike Malave, Adrian Sorichetti and Brian von Bargen all scored for Hofstra.

Conor Doyle had three goals to lead Notre Dame.

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Hofstra coach Seth Tierney was impressed with his team's poise on the road.

"It's not an easy task to do, but the team showed something today . . . consistency," Tierney said. "But now this is when a team goes from the hunter to the hunted a little bit."

In addition to an important road win, Hofstra also got a little redemption. The Pride fell, 6-5, in overtime to the Fighting Irish last season.

"We did bring up last year's game a little bit," Tierney said. "But this is a new team and a new year."