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  1. Irish Down Broncos and Crusaders, Prepare for Indiana

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:54 PM EST

    Playing at Notre Dame for the first time all spring, the men’s soccer squad earned wins against both Western Michigan and Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon. “It was great to get outside on our campus, to actually see the sun,” head coach Bobby Clark said. “Everyone was excited.” Clark divided his group into two equal teams…

  2. Topping the Aces

    Apr 1, 2014, 10:01 PM EST

    Brendan Lesch tallied two goals and an assist in the midday game and Notre Dame rode a steady effort from its veterans in the nightcap to earn a sweep over the host Evansville Aces on Saturday. The Irish and Aces played a shortened, sixty minute match in the morning and a full game in the…

  3. Irish Tie Crew in First Spring Match

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:43 PM EST

    Paced by two goals from sophomore midfielder Patrick Hodan, the Notre Dame men’s soccer squad tied the Columbus Crew, 2-2, in its first spring contest. The team was initially slated to battle the Chicago Fire, but stormy weather in America’s heartland kept the Fire on the West Coast after a tilt against Chivas USA. This…

  4. Off The Pitch And Into The Community

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:07 AM EST

    If you want to get kids from the ages of seven to 10 excited about playing soccer, bring out the Notre Dame men’s soccer team— or at least that was the consensus of the girls on the U9 Jr. Irish team that I coach as they were joined by the Notre Dame men’s soccer team…

  5. #AskBobby Goes Off Without (Much Of) A Hitch

    Aug 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

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  6. Weekly Recap: From Detroit to Mexico

    Mar 29, 2013, 4:05 PM EST

    Following their spring break excursion across the border to Canada, the Notre Dame men’s soccer squad trekked up to Detroit last Saturday for games against Michigan and Oakland. Both games were seventy minutes in length, and skipper Bobby Clark split the Irish into two nearly even teams. “I possibly put a few more experienced players…

  7. A Busy Break

    Mar 21, 2013, 3:56 PM EST

    A three day trip across the border and a heavily attended coaching clinic made for a very hectic spring break for the Notre Dame men’s soccer squad. The crew traveled to Toronto over the first weekend of the break and trained on Sunday and Monday at Toronto FC’s pristine training facilities. The Irish have strong…

  8. Notre Dame Begins Spring Play

    Mar 17, 2013, 2:26 PM EST

    The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. The more you bleed in peace, the less you bleed in battle. You practice how you play. These clichés are just three in a sports world stocked full of sayings that underline the importance of practice. During no time of the year…

  9. Hoosiers Stun Irish

    Nov 26, 2012, 12:51 AM EST

    Notre Dame’s quest for a men’s soccer national championship came to an abrupt end on a frigid Sunday afternoon in Alumni Stadium. The top-seeded Irish fell to No. 16 Indiana, 2-1, in double overtime in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Notre Dame’s last five tournament appearances have ended on a golden goal. Irish…

  10. On to Indiana

    Nov 20, 2012, 1:10 AM EST

    Momentum is an odd thing. It cannot be captured by a mere stat sheet, cannot be measured quantitatively. It is essentially impossible to attach a value to it. Nevertheless, momentum is a factor in every sporting event. It can morph a mediocre team into a formidable one, and a very good squad into a truly…

  11. The Rose Report: Nov. 1

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:03 AM EST

    Fifth-year midfielder/forward Michael Rose is interning for the Monogram Club this fall, and will be sharing his perspective from the road as the Notre Dame men’s soccer team makes its annual run through the NCAA post-season. Here’s an excerpt from his first entry, “The Rose Report.” Soccer is a funny game. It can be cruel,…

  12. Irish Prepare for Top 10 Battle

    Oct 24, 2012, 9:20 AM EST

    No, not the gridiron showdown in Norman on Saturday night, but the clash on the pitch between #7 Notre Dame and #3 Marquette, tonight at Alumni Stadium. It’s a huge game for head coach Bobby Clark‘s squad, as the Fighting Irish (12-3-0 overall, 4-2-0 BIG EAST) trail the Golden Eagles (14-1-0, 5-1-0) by three points…

  13. Irish sizzle the Friars!

    Oct 22, 2012, 10:40 AM EST

    Notre Dame 3  –  Providence 0 The rain stopped and the sun came out just as the the ten Notre Dame seniors were recognized and presented with flowers by Beth Hunter, men’s soccer administrator and executive director of the Notre Dame Monogram Club. Senior Day is always special and this class has been a good…

  14. Preparing for the Hoyas

    Oct 5, 2012, 8:08 PM EST

    On a cold and rainy Wednesday night, Notre Dame’s men’s soccer squad secured its elusive first BIG EAST win with a 7-1 pounding of the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers. Senior forwards Danny O’Leary and Ryan Finley spearheaded the offensive barrage with two goals apiece. The Irish desperately needed the conference win and improved to 1-2 in…

  15. Irish Bounce Back Strong at Alumni Stadium

    Oct 3, 2012, 9:02 PM EST

    Following a four-game road swing that saw the Notre Dame men’s soccer team drop its first two BIG EAST matches of the season, head coach Bobby Clark‘s tenth-ranked squad returned home for a Wednesday evening meeting with the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Irish dominated this one from the beginning, controlling the ball early on a rain-soaked…

  16. Defeating Duke

    Aug 26, 2012, 10:37 PM EST

    The Notre Dame men’s soccer team kicked off the 2012 campaign with a 1-0 win over Duke on Saturday night at Alumni Stadium. The game’s only goal came in the 76th minute, off the foot of senior Ryan Finley. Fighting Irish Digital Media aired the game live on UND.com, and caught up with head coach…

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