Men's Soccer

10th-Ranked Men's Soccer and 19th-Ranked Rutgers Battle To 1-1 Double Overtime Tie
Justin Detter scored Notre Dame's lone goal at the 79:15 mark.
Justin Detter scored Notre Dame's lone goal at the 79:15 mark.

Sept. 29, 2002

Box Score

Piscataway, N.J. - The 10th-ranked Notre Dame men's soccer team battled 19th-ranked Rutgers to a 1-1 double overtime tie on Sunday afternoon at Yurcak Field as the Irish completed its two-game weekend road swing.

With the tie, Notre Dame is now 4-2-3 on the season and 2-1-1 in BIG EAST play, while Rutgers moves to 3-2-2 and 3-1-1 in conference action.

Justin Detter (White Lake, Mich.) scored the game-tying goal for Notre Dame at the 79:15 mark off an assist from teammate Chad Riley (Houston, Texas). It was Detter's fourth goal of the season and Riley's team-leading seventh assist on the year. Detter beat Scarlet Knight goalkeeper Ricky Zinter on Riley long, arching pass and headed it into the net.

Rutgers took a 1-0 lead at the 68:53 mark when Sam Castellanos' header deflected off an Irish defender into the right corner of the goal.

Notre Dame outshot the Scarlet Knights 21-13 in the game, but Zinter came up with 10 saves in goal. Irish goalkeeper Chris Sawyer (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) finished with four stops. Notre Dame outshot Rutgers 10-5 in the second 45-minute stanza and then owned a 6-2 shot advantage in the two 10-minutes overtime periods. The Scarlet Knights had a 9-5 advantage in corner kicks.

The Irish headed into the contest having lost five straight to the Scarlet Knights and were 1-6 against Rutgers at Yurcak Field. Notre Dame's last victory in the series was a 1-0 win at Alumni Field during the 1997 campaign. The Irish have been outscored 11-2 in the last six meetings between the two teams.

Head Coach Bobby Clark's squad returns to action on Fri., Oct. 4 when the Irish play host to Pittsburgh in a BIG EAST conference matchup at 7:30 p.m. Following that game, Notre Dame is on the road again when it travels to Akron for a 2:30 p.m. contest on Sun., Oct. 6.



SCORING: RU: Sam Castellanos, 68:53; ND: Justin Detter (Chad Riley), 79:15

GAME STATISTICS: Shots: Notre Dame 21, Rutgers 13; Saves: ND 4 (Chris Sawyer - 4), RU 10 (Ricky Zinter - 10); Fouls: Notre Dame 10, Rutgers 19; Corner Kicks: Notre Dame 5, Rutgers 9

Event Calendar


March 13
11:00 AM
Columbus Crew
Obetz, Ohio (Obetz Training Field)
March 19
12:30 PM
Michigan State
Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arenas)
March 19
2:10 PM
Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arenas)
April 2
2:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Old Alumni Field)
April 2
3:45 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Old Alumni Field)
April 9
7:00 PM
Fort Wayne, Ind. (D'Arcy Stadium)
April 16
10:00 AM
Bethel Ind.
April 16
5:00 PM
Indianapolis, Ind. (Grand Park)
April 22
7:30 PM
Mexico U-20 National Team
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
April 23
2:00 PM
Alumni Game
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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