Notre Dame soccer: Irish women blanked

Staff reports
ND Insider

No. 10/12 Virginia Tech got a goal from second-half substitute Ellie Zoepfl with 3:45 remaining to pull out a 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) victory over Notre Dame Sunday before a crowd of 1,323 fans at Thompson Field in Blacksburg, Va.

No. 9/5Notre Dame (9-4-1, 5-3-1 ACC) has lost three consecutive matches and is winless in four in a row for the first time since 1989, the program’s second season.

Three of Notre Dame’s losses have been one-goal decisions at the hands of top-10 opponents.

Against Virginia Tech, Notre Dame finished with a 14-9 edge in total shots, and Virginia Tech had a 4-3 advantage in shots on goal.

Freshman goalkeeper Kaela Little went the distance for Notre Dame goal, making three saves. At the opposite end, Virginia Tech netminder Dayle Colpitts also turned aside three shots for her seventh shutout of the season.

Notre Dame returns to Alumni Stadium to host Duke at 1 p.m. Oct. 20.