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    FIGHTING IRISH Head coach Bobby Clark and the Fighting Irish will face a stout spring schedule.
    Head coach Bobby Clark and the Fighting Irish will face a stout spring schedule.

    March 16, 2011

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame men's soccer team has announced its 2011 spring schedule. The Fighting Irish opened the spring exhibition campaign on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Western Michigan.

    On Thursday, Notre Dame will play host to the Mexico Under-17 national team at Alumni Stadium. The match is slated to begin at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Tickets for the match are on sale for $5 (adults) and $3 (youths 18 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the Murnane Family Athletics Ticket Office (Gate 9 of Purcell Pavilion) during normal business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET weekdays), by calling the ticket office at (574) 631-7356, or by going on-line at www.und.com/tickets.

    There are six teams on Notre Dame's spring slate that qualified for the 2010 NCAA Tournament, including national champion Akron and semifinalist Michigan.

    Last season, Notre Dame posted a 10-6-4 overall record and finished second in the BIG EAST Blue Division with a 6-2-1 league mark. The Fighting Irish were semifinalists at the BIG EAST Championship and garnered the No. 9 seed in the NCAA Championship. Notre Dame fell to Dartmouth, 2-1 in overtime, during the second round of the NCAA tournament.

    Here is a look at Notre Dame's 2011 spring schedule ...

    Date	     Day	        Opponent	      Location	        Time (ET)
    March 15     Tuesday	        Western Michigan      Notre Dame	7:30 p.m.
    March 17     Thursday	        Mexico  	      Notre Dame	5:00 p.m.
    March 26     Saturday	        Oakland*	      Detroit, Mich.	5:00 p.m.
    		                Michigan*	      Detroit, Mich.	6:45 p.m.

    April 2 Saturday Butler* Notre Dame 1:00 p.m. DePaul-Valparaiso Notre Dame 1:00 p.m. Valparaiso Notre Dame 3:00 p.m. DePaul-Butler Notre Dame 3:00 p.m.

    Tournament in Northern Kentucky April 10 Sunday Cleveland State noon Akron*^ 2:00 p.m. Ohio State* 3:00 p.m.

    Alumni Weekend April 15 Friday Young Alumni Game Notre Dame 7:00 p.m. April 16 Saturday Alumni Game Notre Dame 11:00 a.m.

    April 20 Wednesday Indiana* Fort Wayne, Ind. 7:30 p.m.

    * - 2010 NCAA Tournament participant; ^ - 2010 NCAA champion

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