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The Week in Notre Dame Athletics: Soccer & Women’s Golf Win Big

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

Go Irish. Beat everyone.
Go Irish. Beat everyone.
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With The Week in Notre Dame Athletics, we faithfully bring you updates on how all of Notre Dame's Olympic and otherwise non-football sports fare each week. Ready? Okay.

Here are the results of the last week's Irish match-ups.


No. 2 men's soccer (4-0-1) claimed a big 1-0 home win over no. 9/5 Clemson this past weekend with a goal from defender Matt Habrowski early in the second half. The game marked the beginning of ACC play for the squad.

Next up for the Irish are Xavier at home (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. ET) and North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC (Friday, 5:00 p.m. ET). Next Tuesday, they'll travel to East Lansing, MI, to play Michigan State (4:00 p.m. ET).


No. 13/4 women's soccer (7-0-1) notched 3 more wins this past week, besting Michigan State on the road, 2-0, then overcoming both Indiana and Michigan by a score of 2-0 at home. Goals came from Anna Maria Gilbertson (2g), freshman Natalie Jacobs (3g!), and Kaleigh Olmsted. Not a bad start for the freshman!

Here are highlights from the win over Michigan:

This weekend, the Irish play Clemson on the road (Saturday, 7:00 p.m. ET).


After getting off to a rough start, the Irish volleyball team (4-5), led by first-year head coach Jim McLaughlin, logged a few wins in their first home tournament of the season. The Irish bested Mississippi State, 3-1, and Eastern Kentucky, 3-0, to open the Golden Dome Invitational. They fell to Penn State, 3-0, in the tournament's final match, but it was a strong showing by the recently beleaguered Irish.

Highlights from the Golden Dome Invitational:

The Irish face Ball State and South Dakota this Friday in West Lafayette (12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET), then Purdue on Saturday (8:00 p.m. ET).


The women's golf team kicked off their season with a big win at the Mary Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, MI. The Irish came in first in a 12-team field, 14-strokes ahead of runner-up Michigan State. The entire 6-person team finished among the top 15 in a field of 70.

Next, the Irish travel to Norman, OK, for the Schooner Fall Classic on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Men's golf didn't fare so well at the Rod Myers Invitational this past weekend in Durham, NC. The team came in 12th overall in a field of 14; their highest individual finish ranked 41st. It's something to build on.

The team next hosts the Fighting Irish Golf Classic this Monday and Tuesday.


This weekend, cross country was idle after beginning the season with a second-place finish at the Crusader Open. Their next meet is at home this Friday as they host the National Catholic Championship.


Men's and women's tennis will begin play later this month, followed by hockey and swimming in early October.

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