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The Week in Notre Dame Athletics: Wins for Hockey, Women’s Soccer

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While many Fighting Irish teams were at rest during a week of mid-term exams, others earned wins in women’s soccer and hockey.

Go Irish. Beat everyone (and everything - including mid-terms).
Go Irish. Beat everyone (and everything - including mid-terms).
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Without further ado, we give you the results of the last week's Irish match-ups and look ahead at what's on the schedule this week.

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No. 7/4 men's soccer (8-2-4, 3-1-2) took a draw against Virginia Tech on the road this past week. There were plenty of offensive chances for both teams, but nobody could put the ball in the net. Both teams had 10 shots; ND led with 9 corner kicks to Virginia Tech's 5.

Next up for the Irish is a road match with Northwestern in Bridgeview, IL, this Tuesday (7:00 p.m. ET). They take on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC, on Friday evening (7:00 p.m. ET).

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No. 14/9 women's soccer (11-3-1, 4-3-0) earned a 1-0 win over Wake Forest this past weekend behind a first-half goal from Anna Maria Gilbertson and a 16-3 shot lead (not to mention 10 corner kicks to Wake's 1).

This Thursday night, the Irish face North Carolina on the road (7:00 p.m. ET). They visit Duke on Sunday (1:00 p.m. ET).

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Irish hockey (1-1-0) split their season-opening pair of games at Penn State, first nabbing a 7-4 win, then dropping the series-closer, 5-3. Steven Fogarty had a hat trick for the Irish in the win; the other goals came from Andy Ryan (2g), Thomas DiPauli, and Mario Lucia, with the Irish scoring first and leading or briefly being tied with Penn State. Cal Peterson was in-net for the Irish all night and made 32 saves. The Irish had no power play attempts, but allowed two power play goals by their opponent.

Saturday night, the Irish lost to Penn State, 5-3, after again scoring first and then tying or leading PSU through mid-way into the second period. Then, PSU netted 2 consecutive power play goals and an even strength goal within just a few minutes to pull ahead, 4-2. ND moved it to 4-3 still midway through the second period, but they were unable to tie it back up before PSU snagged an empty-netter in the closing seconds. Irish goals came from Ben Ostile, Dylan Malmquist, and Mario Lucia, with Cal Peterson once again in goal.

The Irish host Minnesota Duluth this Friday (6:05 p.m. ET).

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The Irish volleyball team (6-14, 1-7) dropped their last week's matches, first falling to a talented Duke squad, 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 35-30), then losing to Wake Forest in 4 sets (29-27, 25-17, 19-25, 25-22).

The Irish head to Louisville for a match on Wednesday (7:00 p.m. ET), then play Virginia in Charlottesville on Friday (7:00 p.m. ET).

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Men's tennis was idle this past week They host the men's ITA Midwest Regional Championships this Thursday through Monday.

The women's tennis squad was also idle this past week. They head to the women's ITA Midwest Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, MI, this Thursday through Tuesday.

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Men's golf finished 10th overall at the Crooked Stick Invitational this past week in Carmel, IN, among a field of 12.

The team hosts the Notre Dame Invitational in Waterville, Ireland, beginning this Thursday.

The women's golf team was idle this past week. They're currently in the midst of the Cardinal Cup in Louisville, KY, this Monday and Tuesday. We'll bring you results next week. They'll compete in the Landfall Tradition tournament in Wilmington, NC, this Friday.

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Irish swimming and diving was idle this past week. The women's squad heads to Ft. Myers, FL, to face Florida Gulf Coast this weekend and then they'll rejoin the men's squad, hosting Michigan State at the end of the month.

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This past week, cross country competed in the Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, WI. The women's squad placed 12th overall and the men, 27th, with Molly Seidel coming in 2nd overall among the huge pool of female racers.

Next, the Irish head to the Illini Open in Champaign, IL, this Friday.

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We'll bring you updates again next week on the whole range of Notre Dame sports. For now, go Irish. Beat the bye week—and everybody else.