Sept. 26, 1997

Notre Dame Defeats Villanova

NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- The Notre Dame men's soccer team remained unbeaten in BIG EAST play as the Irish posted a 1-0 victory over Villanova at Alumni Field on Friday night. Alan Woods had the game-winning goal as Notre Dame recorded its third straight shutout and sixth of the season.

Woods scored on a header off a Scott Wells corner kick 12:11 into the contest. With the win Notre Dame improves to 5-2-2 overall with its third straight victory and 3-0-1 in the BIG EAST. Heading into the contest, the Irish were tied for third place in the BIG EAST regular-season standings with Villanova and Rutgers. Rutgers, a 4-2 winner at Pittsburgh on Firday evening, is Notre Dame's opponent on Sunday, Sepetember 28 at 1:00 p.m. when the Scarlet Knights make their first-ever appearance at Alumni Field.

The shutout was the fourth for the Irish against a BIG EAST opponent. In four outings and 390 minutes, Notre Dame has yet to give up a goal.

Greg Velho recorded his sixth complete-game shutout as he recorded four saves in the contest. Notre Dame dominated the contest outshooting the Wildcats 14-7 in the game. Villanova goalkeeper Matthew Westfall made six saves in goal for Villanova.

With the loss, Villanova falls to 3-3-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the BIG EAST.

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October 16
5:30 PM
Virginia Tech
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October 20
7:00 PM
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)
October 23
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Spry Stadium)

October 31
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

November 4
7:00 PM
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November 8
1:00 PM
ACC Quarterfinal
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November 11
7:00 PM
ACC Semifinal
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November 15
1:00 PM
ACC Final
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