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. 10 Irish hockey (14-5-7, 10-2-2) fell to no. 4 Boston College, 4-0, at home on Friday, ending their 12-game unbeaten streak. The Eagles netted their first goal 16 seconds into the match, then another halfway through the opening period; their final 2 goals came late in the second, with the last on a power play (they went 1 for 5). Cal Petersen had 35 saves in net for the Irish. ND took 28 shots, but excellently named BC goalie Thatcher Demko stopped them all. The Irish went 0 for 5 on power plays.
The Irish play Vermont on the road this Friday (7:05 p.m. ET) and Saturday evening (7:05 p.m. ET).
Irish track & field claimed 5 top-3 finishes at the Indiana University Relays this past weekend, including in the women's 60m hurdles, 4x400m relay, and triple jump, and in the men's high jump and weight throw.
The team next hosts the Meyo Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The Irish fencing team had a strong performance at the Northwestern Duals over the weekend. The no. 2 women's squad (24-0) went 12-0 and the no. 2 men (22-2) went 11-1, falling 14-13 to no. 3 Penn. Both teams faced a number of top-10 opponents: the men bested no. 7 Ohio State, no. 8 Princeton, and no. 10 Stanford; the women bested the no. 6 Buckeyes, no. 3 Princeton, and no. 8 Penn.
Next up for the Irish are the Duke Duals on Saturday and Sunday in Durham, NC.
No. 35 men's tennis fell, 6-1, to no. 21 Northwestern this past week. The Irish travel to Champaign, IL, to face Illinois on Friday. Sunday, they host Indiana and Ball State.
No. 33 women's tennis swept no. 53 Illinois, 5-3, and Bowling Green, 7-0, at home over the weekend. The Irish next welcome Pittsburgh on the 12th of February, then visit Michigan and Purdue on the 14th and 17th, respectively.
Men's and women's swimming & diving hosted the Shamrock Invitational this past Friday and Saturday. In a field of teams from 4 universities, the Irish earned 12 top finishes across nearly 40 events, including in the women's 200 free relay, 500 free, 1-meter dive, 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 200 free, 3-meter dive, 800 free relay, 100 free, 200 butterfly, 400 free relay. Catherine Mulquin was dominant for the Irish, earning 5 of those top finishes.
Men's golf started spring competition at the Alumni Match in Orlando, FL, on Saturday and Sunday. We'll bring you the results next week.
The team next heads to the Yestingsmeier Match Play in Dade City, FL, next Monday and Tuesday.
Preseason no. 1 men's lacrosse hosted their first exhibition match on Saturday vs. Air Force. They bested the Falcons, 11-8. The Irish host MLS - Atlanta in a second and final exhibition match on February 7th.
The women's team travels to Jacksonville to open their season on Saturday (4:00 p.m. ET).
Men's basketball (15-6, 6-3) split their last week's matches, first falling to Syracuse on the road, 81-66, then besting Wake Forest, 85-62. Check out our review and analysis of the former right here [http://www.onefootdown.com/2016/1/28/10865498/irish-pounded-at-syracuse-81-66-instant-recap] and the latter here. [http://www.onefootdown.com/2016/1/31/10880326/irish-win-big-over-wake-forest-85-62-instant-recap]
The Irish face Miami on the road this Wednesday (7:00 p.m. ET). Saturday, they host North Carolina (7:00 p.m. ET) and Monday, they play Clemson on the road (9:00 p.m. ET).
No. 3 Irish women's basketball (21-1) won out over Georgia Tech, 54-42, and Duke on the road, 68-61, this past week, taking their win streak to 14 consecutive games. With a tough scoring night against Georgia Tech (the Irish went just 2 for 16 from the 3-point range), Brianna Turner led the team with 15 points; Lindsay Allen had 14.
The game against Duke was a tight one—the Blue Devils led in the closing minutes before the Irish went on a 9-0 run. Madison Cable led ND with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals.
Notre Dame hosts North Carolina State on Thursday (7:00 p.m. ET). Sunday, they face Louisville on the road (2:00 p.m. ET).
We'll bring you updates again next week on the whole range of Notre Dame sports. For now, go Irish. Beat everybody.