Notre Dame soccer: Irish knock off IU

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No. 2-ranked Notre Dame remained unbeaten with a 2-0 victory against Indiana University on Wednesday night at Alumni Stadium.

Junior forward Vince Cicciarelli put the Irish (5-0-3) on the board in the 21st minute. Cicciarelli took a pass from Harrison Shipp and drove past Indiana defenders who were draped on him inside the 18-yard box and the big forward placed his shot past Hoosier goalkeeper Michael Soderlund.

Sophomore midfielder Patrick Hodan scored in the 35th minute. After receiving a pass from Shipp, Hodan weaved past a Hoosier defender and sent his shot to the far post and into the back of the net for his third goal of the season.

Irish goalkeeper Patrick Wall made three saves.

Halftime: Notre Dame 2-0.

Scoring: ND: Vince Cicciarelli (Harrison Shipp) 20:46; ND: Patrick Hodan (Harrison Shipp) 34:42

Shots: IU 4-4 - 8, ND 9-8 - 17; Corner Kicks: IU 5-2 - 7, ND 4-2 - 6;Goalkeepers: IU: Michael Soderlund - 4 SV, 2 GA, 90:00, L; ND: Patrick Wall – 3 SV, 0 GA, 90:00, W; Fouls: IU 12, ND 8; Offsides: IU 2, ND 4.

Records: Indiana 4-5-1, Notre Dame 5-0-3