Notre Dame soccer: Irish advance past Broncos

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore Cari Roccaro's goal in the 69th minute lifted No. 23 Notre Dame to a 1-0 win over Western Michigan in second-round NCAA Tournament action Friday night.

Roccaro redirected a throw-in from Elizabeth Tucker on the goal.

The Irish (13-7-1) dominated the contest statistically with a 24-4 edge in shots and an 8-2 advantage in shots on goal but were stymied until Roccaro's game-winner.

Notre Dame will play Sunday at 1 p.m. against No. 11 Michigan, which blanked Illinois State, 3-0, in the site's other second-round game.

SECOND HALF

ND -- Cari Roccaro (Elizabeth Tucker) 69th.

Shots: Western Michigan 4, Notre Dame 24; Saves (goalkeeper): Western Michigan 7 (Michelle Watson), Notre Dame 2 (Kaela Little); Corners: Western Michigan 1, Notre Dame 3.

Records: Western Michigan 12-6-5, Notre Dame 13-7-1.