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The Week in Notre Dame Athletics: Big Soccer Wins, but Hockey Drops 2

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The Fighting Irish earned wins this past week in men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving, and fencing.

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

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No. 6 men's soccer (6-3-2, 3-1-1) split the past week's matches, first falling to Michigan on the road, 3-2, then besting Louisville in overtime, 3-2. The Irish overcame an early 2-0 deficit vs. the Wolverines last Tuesday night with back-to-back goals early in the 2nd half, but Michigan put the game away with a goal in the 82nd minute. All 3 UM goals came from Colin McAtee. Irish goals came from freshman forward Jeffrey Farina (assisted by forward Jon Gallagher) and midfielder Patrick Hodan. UM dominated in earning corners off the Irish, kicking 21 to ND's 4; both teams made 18 shots.

Friday night, the Irish hosted Louisville in a back-and-forth match that came down to overtime. All was quiet after forward Vince Cicciarelli opened scoring early for the Irish in the 1st half, then, with just over 20 minutes to play in regulation, Louisville equalized; defender Andrew O'Malley scored an unassisted goal for the Irish soon after, followed by another Cardinal equalizer as the clock wound down. In the 97th minute, Patrick Hodan netted a beautiful 16-yard game-winner for the Irish (assisted by Jon Gallagher). Again the teams were even in shots and shots on goal, with few corners.

Next up for the Irish is a home game vs. Northwestern on Tuesday night (7:00 p.m. ET, WatchND). Friday, they travel to Durham, NC, to face Duke (8:00 p.m. ET, Regional Sports).

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No. 14/11 women's soccer (9-4-1, 4-2) claimed two shutout victories over the past week, first earning a road win over Pitt, 2-0, then rolling Miami at home, 5-0. Forward Lauren Bohaboy and midfielder Morgan Andrews scored 2nd-half goals for the Irish against the Panthers, and the team racked up an impressive 32 shots to Pitt's 7, plus 7 corners to 0.

Against Miami, Notre Dame put up similar numbers, taking 31 shots to the Hurricanes' 4 (18-2 on goal) and 7 corners to 1. Goals came from Lauren Bohaboy and Morgan Andrews again, plus forward Karin Muya, forward/midfielder Karin Simonian, and forward Anna Maria Gilbertson.

This Saturday, the Irish travel to Syracuse (5:00 p.m. ET).

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No. 13 hockey (0-2-0) began the regular season this past weekend as they hosted the Ice Breaker Tournament. The young Irish team had a rough go of it, dropping its opening game to Rensselaer, 3-2, on Friday then losing in a shutout to Minnesota Duluth, 3-0, on Sunday. The 2 Irish goals came from Mario Lucia (deflected off a Sam Herr shot) and Jordan Gross (on a rebound following a Robbie Russo shot). Notre Dame led or held the tie until late in the 2nd period. Chad Katunar was in-goal for the Irish on Friday night (surrendering goals on 3 of 29 shots, 1 PP), and freshman Cal Peterson minded the ND net on Sunday (also making 26 saves and allowing 3 goals, 2 PP). The Irish must improve on the power play after going 0-for-11 this past weekend, with 2 fruitless 5-on-3 opportunities.

The Irish next host Lake Superior State this Friday evening (7:35 p.m. ET) and Saturday evening (6:05 p.m. ET, both on NBC Sports Network, WatchND).

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Volleyball (4-13) struggled in their two weekend road matches, earning 3-0 shutout losses to both Pitt and Louisville. While Louisville dominated the Irish, the Panthers were kept on their toes in close sets vs. Notre Dame. Unfortunately, the season continues to be a tough one for the young and injured team.

The Irish host Clemson this Friday (7:00 p.m. ET, WatchND), then Boston College on Sunday (1:00 p.m. ET, WatchND, ESPN3).

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Irish men's golf competed in the Rod Myers Invitational this past weekend in Durham, NC. Though weather shortened the tournament to 36 holes, ND's Matthew Rushton earned a great 2nd-place finish (139, -5), just 2 strokes off the leader. The Irish team finished 9th overall in a field of 12.

Up next for the men's squad is the Bridgestone Invitational the weekend of October 25th.

The women's squad was idle this past week and next competes in the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Knoxville this weekend.

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This past weekend, women's swimming and diving came in 2nd in a 4-team field at the Irish-hosted Dennis Stark Relays. Notre Dame was edged by Ohio State (184 points to the Buckeyes' 194), but won 3 events outright and earned 11 2nd-place finishes.

This weekend, the Irish travel to Georgia Tech to face the Yellow Jackets, then to Auburn to face the Tigers and Vanderbilt.

Men's swimming and diving also opened their season at the Dennis Stark Relays this past weekend. Notre Dame bested their opponent, Olivet Nazarene, in every event, winning 240-140.

The men's diving squad will travel with the women's team to compete against Georgia Tech and Auburn this weekend.

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Members of the Irish fencing team competed in the North American Cup in Portland this weekend. While results are still being updated, we can happily report that ND's Madison Zeiss claimed gold in the division I women's foil and alumna and Olympic champion Mariel Zagunis claimed gold in the division I women's saber.

Other members of the team will next compete in the North American Cup - Juniors in Louisville in early November.

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This past week, men's tennis was idle. The team next competes in the Midwest Regional Championships in Ann Arbor beginning this Thursday.

Women's tennis was also idle this past week. Next up for the Irish is the Midwest Regional in Champaign, IL, beginning this Thursday.

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Notre Dame cross country was idle this past week. They compete in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in Madison this weekend.

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Irish rowing was idle this past week and next competes in the Head of the Charles tournament in Cambridge, MA, this Sunday.

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We'll bring you updates next week on Notre Dame's Olympic sports. For now, go Irish. Beat Florida State and everybody else.