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.
No. 8 men's soccer (8-3-5, 3-2-2) earned a draw and a loss this past week. Against Northwestern, they took a 1-1 tie on the road. They had an amazing 39-7 shot advantage, but the ball just did not find the back of the net for the Irish. Jon Gallagher scored for the Irish 7 and a half minutes in; the Wildcats scored early in the 2nd half, and neither side could end the deadlock in regulation or double overtime.
Notre Dame fell to no. 2 Wake Forest on the road, 2-1, though they led into halftime after a 1st half goal by Max Lachowecki. The Demon Deacons tied it up early in the 2nd half, and sunk the game winner with 4 minutes left. Wake led in shots, 12-9, and corner kicks, 8-5.
The Irish next host Pittsburgh this Saturday (2:00 p.m. ET).
No. 15/8 women's soccer (12-4-1, 5-4-0) split their last week's matches, dropping their match with #9 North Carolina, 2-1, but defeating no. 22 Duke, 1-0. Against the Tar Heels, ND scored first to open the second half; UNC responded with two unanswered goals around the 70 minute. UNC led in shots, 17-10, and corner kicks, 8-4.
The golden goal against Duke came off of a penalty kick less than 3 minutes into the game by Anna Maria Gilbertson. ND led in shots, 11-8, and corner kicks, 5-0.
This Friday night, the Irish face Virginia Tech at home (7:00 p.m. ET).
Irish hockey (1-1-2) hosted Minnesota Duluth this past weekend for their home opening series. The team earned two back-to-back 3-3 draws, which seems rather unusual. In their opening game, Notre Dame had goals from Justin Wade (short-handed) and Bobby Nardella, both in the second period, then Sam Herr (power play) with about 7 minutes left to play in the game.
In their second weekend meeting, the Irish came back from a 2-0 deficit and had goals from Dylan Malmquiet (2g) and Thomas DiPauli (PP).
The Irish next head to Hartford, CT, to play UConn this Saturday (3:05 p.m. ET) and Sunday (2:35 p.m. ET).
The Irish volleyball team (6-16, 1-9) again dropped their last week's matches, first keeping it close but falling to the very strong no. 24 Louisville, 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 26-24), then losing to UVA in 4 sets (19-25, 25-23, 25-11, 25-16).
The Irish now head to Raleigh, NC, for a match against North Carolina State on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET), then play North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Sunday (1:00 p.m. ET).
Men's tennis hosted the men's ITA Midwest Regional Championships this past week, and they fared very well on the court. Irish senior Alex Lawson and Quentin Monaghan won the regional crown in doubles competition in 2 sets; they'll compete in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships as a result. In singles competition, Monaghan made it to the semifinals and Eddy Covalschi advanced to the quarterfinals. Well done on their parts.
The team will compete in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships in Flushing, NY, in mid-November.
The women's tennis squad competed at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, MI, this past week. No. 93 Quinn Gleason advanced the furthest of Irish competitors in singles competition, falling in 3 sets to a player out of Ohio State in the round of 16 on Sunday. ND's Brooke Broda and Rachel Chong also made it to the round of 16, but in doubles play.
Next, the team reconvenes for the Illinois Blast in early November in Champaign, IL, as well as the Bedford Cup at Notre Dame.
Men's golf hosted a golf tournament in Ireland this past week, which is just pretty awesome. They finished 5th in a field of 6 (half NCAA, half actual Irish) at the Jerry Murray/Waterville Invitational, but they got to do that in Ireland. ND's Miguel Delgado, just a freshman, finished 5th overall and 3rd among NCAA participants in the tournament. The Irish now break until the spring (or let's be honest - winter), when they visit Florida in February.
The women's golf team is quietly having a very good season. They finished 2nd at the Landfall Tradition tournament in Wilmington, NC, this past Friday, downing 11 ranked teams (4 of them, top-20) and all but one (Duke) in a field of 18. Early last week, they finished 7th in a field of 15 at the Cardinal Cup, hosted by Louisville, where they bested 2 ranked teams and had 2 top-10 individual finishes. With that, the women's team breaks until the next semester, picking up the clubs again in February.
The Irish men's swimming and diving squad was idle this past week, but the women's team took on no. 29 Florida Gulf Coast in Ft. Myers, FL, this past weekend. Notre Dame fell to FGCU in the meet, but they did take home individual event victories in the 200 free, 500 free, and 100 fly, with a handful of 2nd-place finishes.
The Irish (both men and women) next host Michigan State for a dual meet on Friday evening (5:00 p.m. ET). The women will also compete with Purdue and Ohio State in West Lafayette on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET).
This past week, cross country was idle. They next head to the ACC Championship this Friday in Tallahassee, FL.
The wheels have begun to turn on the men's basketball season. The team hosts St. Francis III for an exhibition match on Friday (7:00 p.m. ET).
We'll bring you updates again next week on the whole range of Notre Dame sports. For now, go Irish. Beat Temple—and everybody else.