Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Falls to Providence on the Road


October 21, 1998

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Providence midfielder Andy Bussman scored on a scramble in front of the net with only 11 minutes to play as Providence upset the Irish men's soccer team today, 2-1, in Providence R.I. Notre Dame falls to 7-5-3 on the season and 3-4-2 in the BIG EAST, while the Friars improve to 6-8 overall and 4-4-0 in conference play.

Notre Dame jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when freshman Shane Walton connected on a crossing pass from Dustin Pridmore at 15:28 of the first half. It was Walton's 10th goal of the season. Providence tied the game at 1-1 just before the half as Michael Eisenhut scored on a penalty shot at 36:56. The game remained tied until Bussman recorded the winning goal at 78:45.

It was Providence's first win in four tries against the Irish. Previously, Notre Dame led the series 3-0-0 and had not allowed a Providence goal, outscoring the Friars 5-0 in the three previous meetings. Today, Providence outshot Notre Dame 15-8 as Friar goalkeeper Dan Pires made three saves in earning the win.

The Irish continue their road trip with a match against Boston College Saturday, Oct. 24, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Match time is 11 a.m. (EST). The Eagles are 5-7-2 overall and 2-5-1 in the BIG EAST. The series is tied at 2-2 between the two schools.



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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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