Men's Soccer


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.

Event Calendar


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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