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The Week in Notre Dame Athletics: Irish Fight All Over the Country

The Fighting Irish earned wins this past week in men’s soccer and women’s tennis.

Go Irish. Beat everyone.
Go Irish. Beat everyone.

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. 7 men's soccer (7-2-2, 2-1-1) took a win and a draw on the road this past week, overwhelming Marquette, 4-2, and earning a 1-1 finish at North Carolina State. Against Marquette, the onslaught came late, with 3 Irish goals in the closing 20 minutes. Goals came from Patrick Hodan, Michael Shipp, Max Lachowecki, and Jon Gallagher.

Sunday, the Irish battled RV/21 North Carolina State in the rain, using Jon Gallagher's 1st-half goal to earn ultimately scoreless overtime periods and a draw.

Next up for the Irish is a nice little homestand: they'll host Michigan on Wednesday (7:00 p.m. ET) and Duke on Saturday (12:00 p.m. ET).


No. 14/4 women's soccer (8-3-1, 1-3-0) just barely fell to Miami on the road this past week, allowing the Hurricanes to slip by with a 1-0 win in double overtime. Notre Dame led in shots (16-6) and shots on goal (6-3), but couldn't bury one in the net; Miami got one through in the 105th minute.

This Thursday night, the Irish play Syracuse at home (7:00 p.m. ET). They then host Boston College on Sunday (1:00 p.m. ET).


The Irish volleyball team (5-11, 0-3) dropped their home matches of the past week, first falling to Boston College, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-17), then fighting Syracuse through 5 sets (over nearly 3 hours) before ultimately succumbing (26-28, 25-21, 27-25, 21-25, 18-13).

The Irish hit the road this weekend, playing Clemson in South Carolina on Friday (7:00 p.m. ET) and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA (1:00 p.m. ET).


Men's tennis traveled to Tulsa, OK, for the ITA All-American Championships this past Saturday, and they'll continue there until Sunday. We'll bring you the results of their tournament next week.

The women's tennis squad started up play at the ITA All-American Championships this Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, CA, and will continue there until Sunday. We'll bring you those results next week, but we can note here that the squad began fall play this past week at the Purdue Fall Invitational. They had success in both singles and doubles play, and the full results plus a recap can be found right here.


The women's golf team is in the midst of the Chip-N-Club Invitational this Monday and Tuesday in Lincoln, NB. We'll bring you the final results from the invitational next week.

Men's golf was idle this past week after their scheduled tournament, the Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, NC, was unfortunately cancelled. The team next travels to Carmel, IN, for the Crooked Stick Invitational next Monday and Tuesday.


This past week, cross country hosted the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational. They didn't fare too well, but the meet was stacked with ranked competition. The no. 20 women claimed 3rd (with 2 top-10 finishes in the championship 5k), and the men came in 10th (with their best individual finish in 12th place) at the hotly contested invitational.

Cross country now looks ahead to the Wisconsin Invitational in mid-October.


Irish hockey is finally back! The team begins their season this Friday as they welcome Guelph (7:35 p.m. ET). That'll be a hot ticket if you're in town for the Navy game. The team will also play a game with the US National Team Development Program in Plymouth, MI, on Sunday (2:00 p.m. ET)

Men's and women's swimming also open their season on Friday, hosting the annual Dennis Stark Relays in the evening (5:00 p.m. ET).


If you happen to be at Notre Dame for the Navy game, treat yourself to one of the above games—women's soccer on Thursday night or Sunday afternoon, men's soccer on Saturday, hockey on Friday night, swimming on Friday evening—or enjoy an exhibition match or scrimmage while you're on campus:

You can catch an Irish baseball intrasquad scrimmage at 5:25 p.m. ET on Friday, at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, or at 12:00 p.m. ET on Sunday

Women's lacrosse plays Northwestern at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.

Softball hosts Loyola at noon on Sunday and Butler at 2:15 p.m. ET on Sunday.


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