Men's Soccer

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Sept. 13, 1997

Notre Dame Men's Soccer Drops 3-2 OT Decision To Buffalo

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Steve Butcher lofted in a header into the right corner of the goal past Notre Dame goalkeeper Greg Velho 5:47 into sudden death overtime to lift the Buffalo Bulls to a 3-2 sudden death overtime win over 19th-ranked Notre Dame. Butcher finished the game with two goals and an assist to lead the visitors in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

All five of the games goals were scored in the second half. Freshman Reggie McKnight put the Irish on the scoreboard first when he scored off assists from Stephen Maio and Ryan Turner less than five minutes into the second half.

Butcher tied the game for Buffalo at the 56:48 mark as he lofted a shot over the head of Velho who had come out of the goal in an attempt to stop Butcher's shot. With less than eight minutes to play in the contest, Brian Cruickshank gave the Bulls a 2-1 lead when he scored from the left corner of the penalty box off a cross from Butcher. Buffalo was at a man disadvantage at that point after Tristan Burton was red-carded at the 72:27 mark.

Alan Woods goal at the 86:17 mark sent the game into over time when he took a McNew pass off a cross from Savarino and headed into the net amongst several Buffalo defenders.

Notre Dame outshot Buffalo 15-9 in the game. It was the second loss in three games at home for the Irish who also dropped a 4-0 decision to Indiana on September 2.

Notre Dame returns to action on Tuesday, September 16 when the Irish travel to Northwestern for a 4:00 p.m. contest with the Wildcats.


Event Calendar

Delta

August 13
8:00 PM
Omaha
Omaha, Neb. (Caniglia Field)
August 16
8:00 PM
Drake
Des Moines, Iowa (Cownie Soccer Complex)
August 21
5:00 PM
Valparaiso
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
Connecticut
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
Indiana
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 29
7:30 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 3
7:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Historic Riggs Field)
October 10
7:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 13
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 17
7:30 PM
Akron
Akron, Ohio (FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field)
October 20
7:00 PM
Duke
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)
November 1
TBA
ACC Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 5
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
November 8
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinal
Campus sites
November 12
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 16
TBA
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus sites
November 19
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus sites
November 26
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus sites
December 2
TBA
NCAA Championship Quarterfinal
Campus sites
December 8
TBA
NCAA College Cup Semifinal
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)
December 10
TBA
NCAA College Cup Final
Philadelphia, Pa. (Talen Energy Stadium)

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