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#16 Irish End Road Swing At Michigan State On Tuesday

No. 15 Notre Dame wraps up its three match road swing with its second matchup against a Big Ten side this season traveling to East Lansing, Michigan, to face Michigan State. The Irish and Spartans are scheduled to square off at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The match will be broadcast on FS1 and also available to stream live via the Fox Sports app (subscription required).

No. 16 NOTRE DAME at Michigan State
Location: East Lansing, Michigan | DeMartin Soccer Complex
Live Stream: FOX Sports Go
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Game Notes: vs. MSU


• Notre Dame and Michigan State will square off on Tuesday evening for the 30th time in series history. The Irish are 16-7-6 against the Spartans in the all-time series.

• The Irish have dominated the series in recent memory, going 6-2-1 in the last nine matchups.

• Notre Dame fell to Michigan State in the last meeting between the two sides on Sept. 15, 2018 by a final score of 1-0 at Alumni Stadium.

• Twelve of Notre Dame’s 16 wins in the series have come by way of a shutout.


• Sophomore striker Jack Lynn has started the 2019 season brightly, scoring a goal in four of his first six matches.

• Lynn’s four goals are the most by any player on the team.

• After scoring goals in wins over Seattle and Denver the sophomore was named the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament MVP.

• Lynn has already surpassed his goal tally from last season (three goals).


• Felicien Dumas has already scored two goals and added two assists this season off set pieces.

• The graduate student has free kick goals against Seattle and Clemson and has assists against Saint Louis and Seattle.

• Dumas scored the goal of the season for the Irish in 2018, curling an effort into the top right corner in a 3-2 win over Syracuse.

• Dumas is the active leader for career assists with 16.


• The Irish have scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of matches this season.

• In the season opener Notre Dame scored a goal in the second minute (1:12) of play, marking the quickest goal to start a season in program history.

• Freshman Mohammad Abualnadi scored the first goal off a rebound from a Felicien Dumas free kick.

• The goal scored at 1:12 is tied for the second fastest goal scored to open a match since 1995.

• The Irish have scored first in four of six matches this season.


• Graduate students Ian Aschieris and Felicien Dumas along with senior Jack Casey will wear the captains armbands for the Irish in 2019.

• The trio of captains played a large role in Notre Dame’s success last season. The three players combined to play in 61 matches during the 2018 campaign, earning 54 starts.


• The Irish have never shied away from playing a challenging slate of opponents and the 2019 schedule looks to be no different.

• Notre Dame has or will play four of the top 10 ranked teams in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll in No. 1 Wake Forest, No. 4 Indiana, No. 5 Virginia, and No. 7 Clemson.

• Seven of the 16 teams on Notre Dame’s regular-season schedule are currently ranked in the top 20

• Ten of the sides the Irish are scheduled to face qualified for the 2018 NCAA tourney.


• The Irish won the Berticelli Memorial Tournament last weekend after defeating Seattle (4-2) and Denver (1-0).

• The Irish have claimed the tournament championship nine times: 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.

• Notre Dame improved to 24-3-5 (.828) all-time in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.


• In head coach Chad Riley’s first season the Irish reached their first NCAA quarterfinal since 2013, finishing the season with a record of 11-7-3, defeating six ranked opponents.

• Riley became the first head coach in program history to reach the NCAA quarterfinals in his debut season after earning the No. 7 overall seed in the tournament.


• The program spent the 2019 spring break in England, touring the country.

• The 10-day trip consisted of three matches against formidable club teams, attending three matches, touring stadiums and training facilities and learning about the English culture.

• The Irish went an unbeaten 1-0-2 on the trip, defeating a strong Brentford Reserve side and earned draws against Derby County U-18s and Players Centre.

• The team attended matches at Southampton, Mancherster City and West Ham.