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Irish Earn Seventh Seed in Big East Men's Soccer Championship

 

November 1, 1998

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's soccer team has earned the seventh seed in the 1998 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Championship. The Irish, who have an overall record of 9-5-3 and finished league play with a 5-4-2 mark, will face second-seeded St. John's (10-4-3, 8-2-1) in Jamaica, N.Y. on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. The Red Storm are ranked ninth nationally.

This is the third consecutive year that the Irish have qualified for the BIG EAST Championship since joining the league in 1995. Notre Dame did not qualify in its first season, but in 1996, the Irish claimed their first-ever title. Last year, Coach Mike Berticelli's squad advanced to the semifinals after defeating Seton Hall 2-0 in the quarterfinals. The Irish were eliminated from the tournament by St. John's after dropping a 4-1 decision to the Red Storm.

St. John's leads the all-time series between the two teams 3-0-2. During the '98 regular season, the two teams played to a 1-1 draw at Notre Dame. The Irish have played twice in Jamaica, losing 6-0 in '95 and 1-0 in '96.

Eight of the 12 league teams which play men's soccer qualify for the tournament. Quarterfinal matchups are played at the campus sites of the four highest seeds. The two semifinal games and championship contest will be played November 13 and 15 at Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J.

1998 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Championship Schedule

Quarterfinals - at campus sites of higher seeded team
Saturday, November 7
No. 8 West Virginia at No. 1 Connecticut, Noon
No. 6 Seton Hall at No. 3 Rutgers, 7:00 p.m.
No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 2 St. John's, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 8
No. 5 Providence at No. 4 Georgetown, 1:00 p.m.

Semifinals & Final -- at Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.
Friday, November 13 - semifinal doubleheader*
No. 2/No. 7 winner vs. No. 3/No. 6 winner
No. 1/No. 8 winner vs. No. 4/No. 5 winner
* Semifinal doubleheader begins at 6:00 p.m. with the second game to begin no earlier than 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 15 -- Championship Final
Semifinal winners, Noon

 

 

Event Calendar

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August 22
T, 1-1
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
August 26
5:00 PM
Indiana vs. New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 26
W, 4-0
UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
RECAP

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
August 28
11:30 AM
Indiana vs. UC Irvine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
August 28
2:00 PM
New Mexico
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
ACC Network Extra
September 2
5:00 PM
Stanford
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)

BTN2Go
September 4
12:30 PM
California
Bloomington, Ind. (Armstrong Stadium)
September 9
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 13
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 16
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 23
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 30
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Ambrose Urbanic Field)

ACC Network Extra
October 4
7:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 8
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 11
7:30 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)

BTN Plus
October 14
7:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 18
8:00 PM
Northwestern
Bridgeview, Ill. (Toyota Park)
October 21
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

RSN
October 25
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
October 28
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
November 2
TBA
ACC First Round
Campus Sites
November 6
TBA
ACC Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
November 9
TBA
ACC Semifinals
Campus Sites
November 13
TBA
ACC Final
Charleston, S.C. (MUSC Health Stadium)
November 17
TBA
NCAA Championship First Round
Campus Sites
November 20
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 32
Campus Sites
November 27
TBA
NCAA Championship Round of 16
Campus Sites
December 3
TBA
NCAA Championship Quarterfinals
Campus Sites
December 9
TBA
NCAA Championship Semifinals
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)
December 11
TBA
NCAA Championship Final
Houston, Texas (BBVA Compass Stadium)

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