Men's Soccer

No. 17 Men's Soccer Squad Falls to Hoyas


October 3, 1998

Box Score

Washington, D.C. --The 17th-ranked Notre Dame men's soccer team couldn't overcome two first-half goals by Georgetown as the Irish dropped a 2-1 decision on the road. Coach Mike Berticelli's squad is just 1-2-2 now in its last five outings.

The win drops the Irish to 4-2-3 on the season and 2-2-2 in the BIG EAST, while the Hoyas improve to 8-2 and 2-2 overall.

Junior midfielder Jason Partenza scored two first half goals, including the game-wining goal with just a second left in the first half. Partenza's first score came at the 15:0 mark when he raced into the penalty area and one-timed a cross from Kyle Rakow into the goal off the bottom of the crossbar. Mert Incekara also on the goal.

Partenza goal one second before the half came when he received a pass from Eric Kvello and redirected the ball into the right corner of the goal. Kevin Shaw also was credited with the assist.

Notre Dame scored at the 71:42 mark when junior forward Ryan Cox (Broadview Hts, Ohio) dribbled past the GU defenders into the penalty area and beat Hoya goalkeeper Tyler Purtill to the corner.

Purtill made seven saves in goal, while Notre Dame goalkeeper Greg Velho (Longwood, Fla.) came up with two stops. Georgetown outshot Notre Dame 15-14, but the Irish had a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Notre Dame returns to action on Tuesday, October 6 when the Irish host IUPUI at 7:30 p.m. in the first of three consecutive non-league contests.



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August 14
8:00 PM
Edwardsville, Ill. (Korte Stadium)
August 17
8:00 PM
Peoria, Ill. (Shea Stadium)
August 22
5:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 26
7:30 PM
UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 28
2:00 PM
New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 2
5:00 PM
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 4
12:30 PM
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 9
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 13
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 16
7:00 PM
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)
September 23
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 30
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Ambrose Urbanic Field)
October 4
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 8
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 11
7:00 PM
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
October 14
7:00 PM
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)
October 18
8:00 PM
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)
October 21
7:00 PM
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)
October 25
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 28
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

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