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  1. Irish Gear Up for Key Conference Match

    Oct 2, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT

    In almost every regard, Notre Dame’s men’s soccer squad has jumped out to a superb start. After ten games, the No. 8 Irish are 8-2-0 with two victories over top-10 opponents. The only dark cloud hanging over the team are those two pesky losses, made all the worse because of the conference affiliation of Notre…

  2. “Baby Irish” Growing Up Quickly

    Sep 30, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    Don’t look now, but the Notre Dame women’s soccer team is growing up right before our eyes. Following road victories at Providence and Connecticut, the “Baby Irish” (as head coach Randy Waldrum describes them) find themselves tied with Georgetown atop the National Division standings. The Irish have won six games in a row and sit…

  3. Huskies bite the Irish!

    Sep 29, 2012, 11:56 PM EDT

    U Conn 2 – Notre Dame 1 A fateful six-minute spell in the first half saw Notre Dame lose their second match of the season. It was a very harsh patch as Notre Dame had opened the game in good fashion, keeping play for the most part in the UConn end. The sellout 5,000+ crowd…

  4. Irish and Huskies Prepare for Top Ten Matchup

    Sep 27, 2012, 9:11 PM EDT

    A conference clash of two top ten teams awaits Notre Dame in Storrs, Conn. on Saturday. The No. 8 Irish will travel to New England to square off against BIG EAST foe Connecticut, the second-ranked team in the country. The 8-0-1 Huskies have outscored their opponents by a whopping 19-2 margin thus far. They have…

  5. Van De Casteele shows his mettle!

    Sep 27, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Indiana 0 – Notre Dame 1 It was a calm, humid evening in Bloomington when Notre Dame and Indiana took the field. The Irish had the better of the early exchanges and they kept the 2,000 Hoosier fans pretty quiet. Notre Dame had several excellent opportunities but the closest they came to getting on the…

  6. Cardinals make Irish see red!

    Sep 24, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

    Louisville 2 – Notre Dame 1 It was a blustery night in Louisville, as Notre Dame lined up against the Cardinals in front of just over 2,000 fans. The narrow Louisville field always makes for a busy game and although both teams saw periods of domination, neither really had many clear cut opportunities. The wind…

  7. Lindsay Brown Honored as Seventeen Magazine’s “Pretty Amazing” Contest Winner

    Sep 23, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    She’s pretty amazing? Lindsay Brown is more than just pretty amazing, she’s beyond amazing. I got the chance to sit down with Lindsay recently, where I heard a little bit about her amazing story of becoming Seventeen Magazine’s “Pretty Amazing” contest winner. She entered the contest without any intention of winning, but she knew that…

  8. Adam LaPlaca: Last Line of Defense

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

    What did you do this summer? This all-too-common question is thrown around countless times on college campuses during the first few weeks of classes. It typically elicits the traditional responses about summer jobs, internships, and vacations. Adam LaPlaca arrived on campus this fall with a bit more unique tale to tell. LaPlaca, a backup goalie…

  9. “Baby Irish” Profile: Crystal Thomas

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

    “I wanted to try it. In recess, my friends were playing it and I just wanted to go for it.” Freshman soccer player Crystal Thomas happened to try soccer when she was in the third grade, and now it has brought her to Notre Dame. Thomas has become an offensive powerhouse for the women’s soccer…

  10. Irish skin the Wolverines!

    Sep 16, 2012, 10:13 PM EDT

    Michigan 0 – Notre Dame 1 (o.t.) It was another beautiful late summer afternoon in Ann Arbor when the Irish travelled to play against the University of Michigan in the second game of the Big East – Big Ten Challenge. The setting was perfect, but the opening half was a fairly dull affair. It really…

  11. Irish put Spartans to the sword!

    Sep 15, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT

    Notre Dame 2 – Michigan State 0 It was a beautiful evening at Alumni Stadium when Notre Dame and Michigan State took the field for the first game in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge. The other game is Marquette playing Michigan and the games will be reversed on Sunday when Notre Dame head for Ann…

  12. Staying Perfect

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Before Notre Dame and Michigan State clash in a nationally televised football game tomorrow evening, the Fighting Irish and Spartans met in a non-conference men’s soccer game on a beautiful night at Alumni Stadium. With a 2-0 win, third-ranked Notre Dame improved to 6-0-0, the team’s best start since winning nine straight to begin the…

  13. Remembering Mike Berticelli

    Sep 14, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

    This past weekend, the Notre Dame men’s soccer team posted wins over Oregon State and #4 Akron to win the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. The tournament began in 2002, in honor of the late Irish head coach, who passed away suddenly in January 2000. While leading Notre Dame from 1990-99, Berticelli posted a 104-80-19 record.…

  14. Back in the Swing of Things

    Sep 13, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

    Aside from those who study abroad, most college students are not overseas for their first three weeks of class. Every so often, however, there comes along an exception. This year, Notre Dame had two. Junior Mandy Laddish and freshman Cari Roccaro had been in Japan since early-mid August playing on the FIFA Under-20 Women’s US Soccer Team. The tournament ran…

  15. Irish Claim Tournament Title

    Sep 10, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

    In my previous post, I advised Irish fans to wait until the end of the 11th annual Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament to tab this year’s Notre Dame men’s soccer squad as one worthy of great expectations and enthusiasm.  At the time, the Irish were 3-0-0 but had yet to knock off a team currently ranked…

  16. Irish unzip Akron!

    Sep 9, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

    Notre Dame 3 – Akron 1 It was a beautiful, fresh, late summer afternoon in South Bend when Notre Dame and Akron kicked off for the final of the Berticelli Memorial Tournament. Akron settled first and in just the 4th minute Scott Caldwell struck a hard, low shot past Pat Wall in the Notre Dame…

  17. A West Coast Weekend for the Irish

    Sep 7, 2012, 9:14 AM EDT

    This weekend, the Notre Dame women will be traveling to the West Coast to meet #19 Portland on Friday. The game marks the team’s first trip to the Pacific Northwest since 2005, when the No. 5 Irish lost to the top-ranked Portland Pilots in the NCAA quarterfinals. It was a clash of the titans with…

  18. Over a Decade of Honoring Mike Berticelli

    Sep 6, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Emotions are running deep as the No. 13 Notre Dame men’s soccer team faces off against Oregon State and fourth-ranked Akron in the 11th annual Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament this weekend. Standards are set especially high for the Irish, due to the nature of this tournament and the man in which it was named for (Mike Berticelli was head coach of the Irish…

  19. Irish Enter Home Tournament Undefeated

    Sep 6, 2012, 1:19 AM EDT

    3-0-0 for the first time since 2004, the Notre Dame men’s soccer team looks to keep it rolling this weekend as the host of the 11th annual Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. The Irish will play at Alumni Stadium for the next three contests after claiming the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic this past weekend in Bloomington.…

  20. Goalie Battle: Part 3

    Sep 3, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

    In the third and final part of Fighting Irish Digital Media’s look at the women’s soccer goalkeeper battle, freshman Elyse Hight talks about winning the starting spot. FIDM also spoke with Irish head coach Randy Waldrum and sophomore defender Sammy Scofield.

  21. Irish de-claw the Tigers!

    Sep 2, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT

    Notre Dame 2 – Clemson 1 Hurricane Isaac finally made it to Bloomington, Ind. for the second games of the IU Classic. Notre Dame kicked off at 11:30 am in what can only be described as a tropical downpour and it kept raining throughout the entire match. Fortunately, the field drained perfectly and apart from…

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