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Sept. 7, 1997

Mcknight Powers 18th-Ranked Irish to 3-0 Victory over Providence

NOTRE DAME, Ind. ---- Freshman Reggie McKnight scored a goal and added two assists to lead the 18th-ranked Notre Dame men's soccer team to its first victory of the 1997 campaign as the Irish recorded a 3-0 victory over BIG EAST foe Providence. The win gives the Irish a 1-1-1 mark for the season and 1-0-1 record in league action.

Defender Alan Woods had a goal and an assist in the contest. The scores by McKnight and Woods were the first two of their collegiate careers. Woods, a sophomore, also tallied the first assist of his career.

Woods put the Irish up 1-0 in the contest and scored Notre Dame's first goal of the season when he knocked in a McKnight pass from just outside the penalty box. The goal was set up off an Irish corner kick that was taken by Scott Wells who was also credited with an assist on the goal.

With less than three minutes to play in the first half, Andrew Aris scored Notre Dame's second goal of the contest taking a pass from 30 yards off passes from McKnight and Woods and drilled it from 15 yards out past Friar goalkeeper Daniel Pires.

McKnight scored Notre Dame's final goal of the game at 55:20 from five yards outside the penalty box following feeds from Matt McNew and Bill Savarino.

Notre Dame outshot the Friars 16-7 in the contest and had a 7-1 advantage on corner kicks. Irish goalkeeper Greg Velho had five saves in the game in recording his second shutout of the season and 15th of his career. Pires made seven saves in the game for the Providence who fell to 0-2 in both overall and league record.

The Irish return to action on Wednesday, September 10 when they travel to Valparaiso for a 4:00 p.m. meeting with the Crusaders.

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7:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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7:30 PM
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7:00 PM
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8:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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