The Week in Notre Dame Athletics: Hello, Hockey

Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame. - Ronald Martinez

The Irish brought home wins this past week in women’s soccer, men’s soccer, hockey (kind of), and men’s tennis.

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

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Soccer: The no. 4/3 women's team (9-2-1, 5-1-1 ACC) played to a 1-1 draw against no. 13/11 Wake Forest over the weekend in a game interrupted for 90 minutes by lightning. The game's two goals came within a minute of eachother late in the game and the Irish led in shots (23-12), shots on goal (6-4), and corners (8-2).


They then suffered a 2-0 upset loss to Miami on the road, ending a 7-game win streak. After allowing 6 goals in their first 6 conference games, the Irish gave up both late goals to a single Miami forward.

The Irish next face Virginia on Thursday evening (7:00 p.m. ET), then Virginia Tech on Sunday at noon ET (ESPN3) on the road.

The no. 2 men's team (6-0-3, 3-0-2 ACC) took down defending national champion Indiana, 2-0, last Wednesday. Captain Harrison Shipp assisted on both goals, coming from Patrick Hodan and Vince Cicciarelli in the first half.


They claimed the road win over no. 13 Clemson, 2-1, on Saturday night, and once again, Harrison Shipp led the charge, punching in both goals. His game-winner came in overtime after Clemson tied things up in the 88th minute. After just 2 shots in the first half, both offenses picked it up and Clemson outshot Notre Dame, 15-7; the Irish goalkeeper made 2 saves on the night.

Tuesday night, the Irish take on no. 8 Maryland at home (7:00 p.m. ET). They battle Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Friday (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3).

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The hockey season is upon us! No. 7/8 Notre Dame faces Western Michigan at home Friday night (8:05 p.m. ET, NBCSN). They then take on the Broncos in Kalamazoo on Saturday (7:05 p.m. ET).

The Irish took down Guelph, 5-2, in an exhibition match at the Compton Family Ice Arena this past Sunday, with goals coming from Mike Voran (2), Mario Lucia, T.J. Tynan, and Vince Hinostroza. Notre Dame got off 52 shots to Guelph's 27. Goaltender Steven Summerhays had a solid showing and freshman Chad Katunar gained some experience playing part of the second period and all of the third, in which he allowed both opponent goals.


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Volleyball: In another tough weekend of play, the Irish (6-9) fell to Duke at home in 4 sets after claiming the first, 25-18. They then lost to Wake Forest in 5 sets after winning the opening 2. Notre Dame has struggled to a 6-game losing streak over the past few weeks.


Friday, the Irish will move to turn the season around as they face Clemson on the road (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3). They face Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday (7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3).

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The men's tennis team sent four athletes to the ITA All-American Championships last week and play continued through this past Sunday. After advancing in his first round of qualifying singles play, Quentin Monaghan fell in the qualifying quarterfinals. Greg Andrews lost in the 2nd round.

In the Notre Dame-hosted Bobby Bayliss Invitational this past weekend, the Irish claimed 33 of 58 matches played and freshman Josh Hagar (3-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles matches) was deemed most outstanding player.

The women's team was idle this past week. Both Irish teams compete in the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships this weekend in Columbus (men) and Ann Arbor (women).

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Irish cross country hosted the Notre Dame Invitational this past Friday. The no. 19 women's team claimed 6th and the no. 21 men, 7th overall. Both teams raced in a field of 8 ranked teams. Jeremy Rae came in 5th among 209 runners and Kelly Curran earned 9th place in a field of 166.

Notre Dame next competes in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational a week from Saturday.

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The women's golf team was idle this past week and heads to the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill this weekend.

The men's golf team was also idle this past week and next competes in the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate tournament beginning Monday.

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Irish softball takes on South Suburban Community College in fall play on Wednesday (6:00 p.m. ET) at home.

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Irish swimming kicks off the fall season with the Dennis Stark Relays this Friday at home (5:00 p.m. ET). They then take on Auburn, Indiana, and Michigan on Saturday.

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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. For now, go Irish. Beat everybody.

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