Men's Soccer

#1 Notre Dame Draws At Boston College, 1-1

Senior forward Harrison Shipp has a four-game point streak.

Sept. 21, 2013

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NEWTON, Mass. - The No. 1 Notre Dame men's soccer team fell behind Boston College 1-0 in the 17th minute but responded 12 seconds later on a goal from senior forward Harrison Shipp and the match ended as a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening at Newton Campus Field.

The tie keeps Notre Dame unbeaten on the season with a 3-0-3 mark. The Fighting Irish move to 1-0-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

The Irish held a 17-5 overall shot advantage, yet both teams had three shots on goal. Senior goalkeeper Patrick Wall made one save for the Irish, who also had a team save. Keady Segel made two stops for the Eagles. Notre Dame held a 6-4 edge in corner kicks.

"I was very pleased with how we played tonight," Fighting Irish head coach Bobby Clark said. "We were very good in the first half. It was unfortunate to go down a goal, but we came right back with a very good goal from Harry Shipp. It was a great environment tonight and to play that well in front of an opposing crowd like that is a positive for us."

Boston College (2-2-2, 1-1-1) went on top with 16:06 elapsed in the match when Isaac Normesinu found the back of the net. The goal snapped Notre Dame's scoreless streak, which ended at 288:33 in length, and it was just the third goal allowed all season by the Irish.

It did not take Notre Dame long to respond as Vince Cicciarelli sent a cross into the box and Shipp deposited it for his second goal of the season. Shipp has notched at least one point in each of the last four matches. The assist gave Cicciarelli, a junior forward, his first career point.

Notre Dame played a man-up for the final 50 minutes of the match after Boston College defender Nick Butler was issued a second yellow card in the 60th minute.

"I felt we really dominated play after their guy got sent off with the red card, but Boston College has some really fast players who can give you some problems in transition and that kept it exciting," Clark said. "Overall it was a very positive performance for us. There may have been a little period of time that we got frustrated, but we just have to stay composed. If we keep playing like this the results will come."

The Fighting Irish are back in action Friday when they play host to Duke. The ACC showdown is slated for 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Alumni Stadium and it will be broadcast live and for free on

Newton Campus Field • Newton, Mass.
September 21, 2013

#1 Notre Dame (3-0-3, 1-0-2) 1 0 0 0 - 1
Boston College (2-2-2, 1-1-1) 1 0 0 0 - 1

Scoring: BC: Isaac Normesinu (unassisted) 16:06; ND: Harrison Shipp (Vince Cicciarelli) 16:18

Shots: ND 6-8-3-0 - 17, BC 1-4-0-0 - 5
Corner Kicks: ND 2-3-1-0 - 6, BC 3-1-0-0 - 4
Goalkeepers: ND: Patrick Wall - 1 SV, 1 GA, 110:00, T; 1 Team Save
BC: Keady Segel - 2 SV, 1 GA, 110:00, T
Fouls: ND 8, BC 13
Offsides: ND 1, BC 1




Event Calendar


August 13
8:00 PM
Omaha, Neb. (Caniglia Field)
August 16
8:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa (Cownie Soccer Complex)
August 21
5:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 25
7:30 PM
San Diego
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 27
2:00 PM
Cal Poly
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
7:00 PM
Storrs, Conn. (Morrone Stadium)
September 8
5:00 PM
Boston College
Newton, Mass. (Newton Soccer Field)
September 15
7:30 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 19
7:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
September 26
7:00 PM
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 29
7:30 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 3
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson, S.C. (Historic Riggs Field)
October 10
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 13
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 17
7:30 PM
Akron, Ohio (FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field)
October 20
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 24
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (DeMartin Soccer Complex)
October 27
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)
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ACC Championship First Round
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November 5
ACC Championship Quarterfinal
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November 8
ACC Championship Semifinal
Campus sites
November 12
ACC Championship Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 16
NCAA Championship First Round
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November 19
NCAA Championship Round of 32
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November 26
NCAA Championship Round of 16
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December 2
NCAA Championship Quarterfinal
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December 8
NCAA College Cup Semifinal
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)
December 10
NCAA College Cup Final
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)

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