Dec. 27, 2017
By Erin Locascio
Erin Locascio is a photography and graphic design intern for the University of Notre Dame. Throughout the year she has taken photos at fall sports such as women's soccer, football, men's soccer and volleyball. Take a look at her five favorites from the 2017 men's soccer season.
In each post Locascio will give background information on the photo and why she selected it.
Irish Win In Overtime
The Fighting Irish men's soccer team played a lot of close games in the 2017 season. 11 of their 20 games were decided by one goal, with two of them being won in overtime. This celebration shot was from the first overtime win which came against Cal Poly back in September. Felicien Dumas is being embraced by teammates as he points to the goal scorer who is about to join the celebration. Dumas led the Irish in assists with eight on the season and this particular one put the Irish up early in the first half. To add to a great moment being captured, the Cal Poly player shown in the back feeling defeated, shows the two sides of a goal.
Gallagher The All-American
Jon Gallagher was a star for the men's soccer team in his senior campaign. He scored 13 goals which ranked second in the conference, and any time he had the ball on his feet he'd be swarmed by defenders because he was that much of an offensive threat. That's why this is one of my favorite from the season. Gallagher is off the ground and has his eyes focused on the ball to make sure he has it under control. However, the part that made this one of my favorites was the defender in the back who is screaming and signalling to his teammate for help as Gallagher is beating him down the field. That just epitomizes what Gallagher is as a player, someone who can not be left alone.
Sean Dedrick goes airborne to get the ball on his foot and under control. The ball is caught at the perfect moment where it has just made contact with his foot and Dedrick is at his height of his jump. This is a perfect example of the athleticism and accuracy these soccer players have. The timing, the flexibility and concentration to get there at just the right time, to keep the play alive is what makes this one of the best this season.
Pure Soccer Moment