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Irish Stick Close To Home For Upcoming Road Meets
The Irish have two meets against in-state opponents on tap for the weekend.
 
The Irish have two meets against in-state opponents on tap for the weekend.

Nov. 3, 2011

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame continues its swing of four straight dual meets on the road when it travels to Purdue (Nov. 4) and Valparaiso (Nov. 5) for non-conference men's swimming and diving action. The Irish (3-1) picked up a BIG EAST Conference win at Pittsburgh, 193-107, in its last competitive action on Oct. 28.

The matchup with the Boilermakers will begin at 5:00 p.m. (ET), with the meet at Valparaiso beginning at noon.

Live stats for the showdown at Purdue will be available at UND.com.

"This is an important weekend for us in several aspects as we continue to get a better idea of what our championship lineup may look like," Irish head coach Tim Welsh said. "Competing against Purdue in its home pool is the kind of challenge we look forward to. And swimming in back-to-back meets will provide the opportunity for a lot of our student-athletes to take part in a number of events. We hope to start well on Friday and finish strong at Valparaiso."

This will be the seventh straight season in which Notre Dame and Purdue will face each other. Purdue has won five of the last six dual meets with Notre Dame's last win in the series coming by a 156-144 margin on Nov. 3, 2006.

United States Olympic team diver David Boudia reset his own Rolfs Aquatic Center records in the 1- and 3-meter events while vaulting Purdue to a 173-127 win over Notre Dame when the two teams met last season. Boudia, who held the previous facility records from a pair of efforts when the Boilermakers visited Notre Dame in 2008, posted 473.47 points off the 3-meter board with a 394.95 in the 1-meter version for the individual sweep.

Three of Notre Dame's current swimmers logged individual wins against Purdue during that same meet: Frank Dyer (200 free), Christopher Johnson (100 breast), and Joshua Choi (200 breast).

 

 

While the two programs have swim alongside each other on numerous occasions in invitationals and relay meets, Notre Dame and Valparaiso have met only once in head-to-head combat. That meeting took place at Valparaiso on Feb. 14, 1987, with the Irish coming home with an 81-21 win under their belt.

Notre Dame (2nd) outscored Valpo (5th), 156-84, when the Irish played host to the Crusaders last month in the season-opening Dennis Stark Relays and the Rolfs Aquatic Center.

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Event Calendar

Delta

September 30
1:00 PM
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 8
11:00 AM
Oakland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 21
4:00 PM
Georgia Tech/ Emory
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 22
11:00 AM
Georgia Tech/Emory
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
November 4
5:00 PM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 5
11:00 AM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 17
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 18
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 19
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
January 12
5:00 PM
Iowa/Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 13
11:00 AM
Iowa/Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 14
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, IL
January 20
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, KY
January 21
1:00 PM
IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN
January 27
5:00 PM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 28
10:00 AM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Ball State
Muncie, IN
February 11
All Day
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
February 12
All Day
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
February 22
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 23
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 24
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 25
All Day
ACC Championship
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
March 22
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 23
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 27
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 28
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN

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