The Week in Notre Dame Athletics: "Nifty Moves" and Goals for Everyone

Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Notre Dame student athletes took to the field, court, and rink this week and earned Irish victories in men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s tennis, and, in a preseason match, hockey.

Without further ado, we bring you the results of the last week's match-ups.

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Soccer: The 9th-ranked men's team (10-3-0, 2-2-0) came up huge offensively against Pittsburgh last Wednesday, winning 7-1. The Irish took 36 shots, their most in Notre Dame's time in the Big East, and 5 players netted goals in the match. Goals for everyone.

Saturday, the Irish took the 3-0 victory over no. 3 Georgetown. This was their third win over a top-10 team this season. Ryan Finley, who scored twice against Pittsburgh, scored twice again against Georgetown - both times in the 66th minute!

Unfortunately, the men dropped their game at Northwestern 1-2 last night in a non-conference match-up. On to the next.

The no. 24/25 women's team (11-3-1, 6-0-0 Big East) claimed another victory this weekend, this time, over Seton Hall. In an impressive 5-1 win, the Irish brought their undefeated streak to 7 games. Notre Dame then drew a 2-2 tie with Rutgers, taking it to 8.


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Volleyball: The Irish (12-6, 5-1 Big East) racked up wins over the weekend against Big East opponents Connecticut and St. John's. Notre Dame dominated UConn in straight sets, then overpowered St. John's, 3-1, behind Jeni Houser's 16 kills and 7 blocks. Houser was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll for her 24 kills, 12 blocks, and .537 hitting over the weekend.

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Tennis: The men's team played extremely well in the Tom Fallon Invitational at Notre Dame over the weekend, racking up wins in 30 of 37 singles matches and 7 of 10 doubles matches. Four Irish players earned their way onto the all-tournament team and ND's Blas Moros was named MVP.

The women's team hasn't played again since the Adidas Hoosier Classic at the end of September, but Britney Sanders, who was a perfect 7-0 at the tournament, took Big East Women's Tennis Player of the Month honors last week.

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Golf: The men's team came in eighth at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic at the Warren Golf Course last week, and after a tough start, had an outstanding final day with a 10-shot improvement over their first round.

The women's team finished up the Windy City Collegiate Classic last week and earned a seventh place finish in a 15-team field with 9 ranked opponents.

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Hockey: The season hasn't started yet, but the Fighting Irish took to the ice for a little preseason action over the weekend playing the USA National Under-18 Team. The Irish tied the game (with overtime) at 1-1, with David Gerths scoring the single Irish goal. ND won an ensuing shootout 2-1, with scores from T.J. Tynan and Bryan Rust (with a "nifty move") and saves by Mike Johnson. And don't forget: like Irish football, Irish hockey will be playing at Soldier Field this season, and it will undoubtedly be another excellent Chicago outing for Notre Dame.

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We'll bring you updates again next week on the Notre Dame Olympic sports and help you to root for the Irish beyond those long-awaited and well-loved fall Saturdays. Go Irish. Beat Stanford - and everybody else.

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