NOTRE DAME 8, DEPAUL 0 September 3, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Notre Dame opened up the 1995 campaign with a convincing 8-0 victory over DePaul. The contest marked the return of forward Bill Lanza who missed the entire 1994 season with a knee injury. Lanza scored two goals and dished off three assists in the game to lead Notre Dame. Six different players scored for the Irish. Senior Josh Landman was the other multiple goal scorer as he collected the first two goals of his career. Junior Konstantin Koloskov netted a goal and dished off an assist. Tony Capasso, Chris Mathis and Bill Savarino also tallied goals. Notre Dame outshot the Blue Demons 21-2 in the contest, including 11-0 in the first half as the Irish jumped out to a 5-0 halftime advantage.
1 2 F DePaul 0 0 0 Notre Dame 5 3 8 Scoring: ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Lanza), 5:41; ND: Bill Lanza (Koloskov), 9:10; ND: Tony Capasso (Wells, Lanza), ND: Chris Mathis (Lanza), 32:37; ND: Bill Savarino, 43:43; ND: Bill Lanza (Gallo), 55:09; ND: Josh Landman, 81:47; ND: Josh Landman, 86:25 ND DU Shots: 21 2 Saves: 1 2 Fouls: 18 11 Corners: 12 2
NOTRE DAME 7, VALPARAISO 0 September 8, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — The Irish exploded for six goals in the second half as Notre Dame recorded its second straight shutout of the 1995 campaign with a 7-0 win over Vaparaiso. Josh Landman and Ben Bocklage each tallied twice in the victory. Landman also added an assist in the contest. Bill Lanza got the Irish on the scoreboard scoring off a Chris Mathis assist 1:26 into the contest. Bocklage scored his first collegiate goal 12:20 into the second half. Tony Capasso scored less than five minutes later. Landman tallied an unassisted goal at the 71:08 and then assisted on Brian Engesser’s goal at 77:08 that gave the Irish a 5-0 lead. Landman and Bocklage finished off the scoring for Notre Dame which outshot Valparaiso 24-3 in the game.
1 2 F Valparaiso 0 0 0 Notre Dame 1 6 7 Scoring: ND: Bill Lanza (Mathis), 1:26; ND: Ben Bocklage (Lanza, Koloskov), 57:20; ND: Tony Capasso (Mathis), 62:18; ND: Josh Landman, 71:08; ND: Brian Engesser, 77:08; ND: Josh Landman, 82:23; ND: Ben Bocklage, 86:46 ND VU Shots: 24 3 Saves: 1 4 Fouls: 14 13 Corners: 13 2
NOTRE DAME 3, SYRACUSE 0 September 10, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — The BIG EAST era in Notre Dame men’s soccer became official with the Irish passing their first test. Behind a goal and two assists by Bill Lanza, the Notre Dame ran its record to 3-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over Syracuse. The victory marked the third straight shutout for the Irish in 1995. Freshman Ben Bocklage got the Irish on the scoreboard first as he dove and headed in a Lanza assist 20:22 into the contest. For the freshman, it was his third goal in two games. Lanza then gave the Irish a 2-0 advantage less than 15 seconds later as he stole an Orangemen pass and manuvered his way through a host of Syracuse defenders. Chris Mathis tallied the final Irish score of the contest with less than five minutes to go in the contest off a Lanza assist. Notre Dame outshot the Orangemen 15-11 in the contest. Syracuse goalie Josh McGibbon made eight saves in goal.
1 2 F Syracuse 0 0 0 Notre Dame 2 1 3 Scoring: ND: Ben Bocklage (Lanza), 20:22; ND: Bill Lanza, 20:37; ND: Chris Mathis (Lanza), 85:22 ND SU Shots: 15 11 Saves: 3 8 Fouls: 21 20 Corners: 7 4
RUTGERS 5, NOTRE DAME 2 September 15, 1995 Piscataway, NJ — Notre Dame, ranked sixth nationally, jumped out to a 2-0 lead against the seventh-ranked Rutgers in the first 9:21 of the contest, only to have the Scarlet Knights come back and score five unaswered goals for a 5-2 victory and hand the Irish their first loss of the 1995 campaign. The game was played before 5,636 spectators, a new Rutgers Stadium regular season record. Chris Mathis opened up the scoring for the Irish 7:15 into the contest off an assist from Bill Lanza. Two minutes later, Tony Cappso took a Josh Landman assist and broke free to give the Notre Dame a 2-0 lead 9:21 into the game. Less than two minutes later, Phil Napolitano tallied Rutgers first goal of the game. Hamisi Amani-Dove, who finished the game with two goals, tied the score at the 28:29 mark. The score remained tied at 2-2 until halftime Rob Johnson scored the game-winning goal for the Scarlet Knights off a Rocky Strazzella assist (his third of the game) at the 53:03 mark as Rutgers scored two more goals in less than three minutes. Goals four and five for the Scarlet Knights came 17 seconds apart. Notre Dame was outshot 18-9 in the contest.
1 2 F Notre Dame 2 0 2 Rutgers 2 3 5 Scoring: ND: Chris Mathis (Lanza), 7:15; ND: Tony Capasso (Landman),9:21; RU: Phil Napolitano (Strazzella), 10:12; RU: Hamisi Amani-Dove (Strazzella), 29:29; RU: Rob Johnson (Strazzella), 53:03; RU: John Roth (Steven Gold), 55:23; RU: Hamisi Amani-Dove (Napolitano), 55:40 ND RU Shots: 9 18 Saves: 5 2 Fouls: 9 8 Corners: 3 6
SETON HALL 4, NOTRE DAME 1 September 17, 1995 South Orange, NJ — Notre Dame dropped its second straight BIG EAST contest as Seton Hall defeated the Irish 4-1. Mike Magarinos scored three first-half goals for the Pirates who jumped out to a 3-0 advantage in the first 45 minutes of the contest. Two of his goals came on penalty kicks after the Irish were penalized for a hand ball and a trip in the box. Peter Gonzalez gave the Pirates a 4-0 advantage at the 54:38 mark. Konstantin Koloskov scored Notre Dame’s only goal of the contest off a Bill Savarino assist with 17 seconds left in the contest. Seton Hall’s Eric Shaw made 10 saves on 14 Irish shots.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 1 1 Seton Hall 3 1 4 Scoring: SHU: Mike Magarinos (Johnson), 17:41; SHU: Mike Magarinos, 19:52; SHU: Mike Magarinos, 35:32; SHU: Peter Gonzalez (Deftos), 54:38; ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Savarino), 89:43 ND SHU Shots: 14 18 Saves: 6 10 Fouls: 16 10 Corners: 2 10
INDIANA 4, NOTRE DAME 2 (OT) September 22, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Fifth-ranked Indiana rallied from a 2-0 first-half deficit to defeat Notre Dame 4-2 in overtime. It was the Hoosiers’ seventh straight victory over the Irish. Notre Dame scored its two goals 13:22 into the contest. Bill Lanza scored from eight yards out off an assist from Konstantin Koloskov at the 6:02 mark and then Ben Bocklage headed in a Chris Mathis assist from six yards out on the left corner. Indiana’s Tom Keenan cut the deficit to 2-1 at the 20:17 mark. Jeff Brewster tied the game at 2-2 at 65:51. Lazo Alavanjo scored the game-winning goal for Indiana 5:35 into the first overtime session off an assist from Scott Merritt. Harry Weiss tallied Indiana’s fourth goal at the 117:39 mark for the final 4-2 outcome. Indiana outshot the Irish 20-14 in the contest.
1 2 OT OT F Indiana 1 1 1 1 4 Notre Dame 2 0 0 0 2 Scoring: ND: Bill Lanza (Koloskov), 6:02; ND: Ben Bocklage (Mathis), 13:22; IU: Tom Keenan (Weiss), 20:17; IU: Jeff Bannister (Klein, Alavanja), 65:51; IU: Lazo Alavanjo (Merritt), 95:35; IU: Harry Weiss, 117:39 ND IU Shots: 14 20 Saves: 3 2 Fouls: 26 18 Corners: 5 11
BOSTON COLLEGE 3, NOTRE DAME 2 (OT) September 24, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Notre Dame dropped its fourth straight game and its second consecutive in overtime as the Irish lost a 3-2 decision to Boston College in a BIG EAST league test. Junior midfielder Konstantin Koloskov scored both of Notre Dame goals. Koloskov tallied the game’s first goal unassisted on a 15-yard shot from the left corner. After the Eagles’ Marius Lund tied the game at 1-1 at the 13:56 mark, Koloskov gave the Irish a 2-1 advantage at the 26:44 mark off assists from Chris Mathis and Brian Engesser. The score remained 2-1 until 34 seconds left in the contest when Notre Dame defender Matt Zimmer fouled Boston College’s Paulo Jorge Neves in the penalty box. Anthony Buckley tied the game for the Eagles on the penalty kick. BC’s Paul Keegan tallied the only goal in the overtime as he scored from a Keith McDonald assist 8:19 into the overtime session.
1 2 OT OT F Boston College 1 1 1 0 3 Notre Dame 2 1 0 0 2 Scoring: ND: Konstantin Koloskov, 7:12; BC: Marius Lund (Buckley), 13:56; ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Mathis, Engesser), 26:44; BC: Anthony Buckley, 89:26; BC: Paul Keegan (McDonald), 98:19 ND BC Shots: 20 24 Saves: 5 6 Fouls: 26 21 Corners: 6 6
NOTRE DAME 5, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 0 September 28, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Notre Dame halted its four-game slide as the Irish posted a 5-0 victory over Loyola Marymount in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Notre Dame, which scored four second-half, recorded its fourth shutout of the season at home. Junior midfielders Tony Capasso and Konstantin Koloskov both had big games for the Irish. Capasso scored two goals and dished off one assist, while Koloskov added a goal and two assists. Capasso put Notre Dame up 1-0 1:43 into the contest on a 12-yard direct kick off an assist from Koloskov. The Irish did not score again until the 60:16 mark when junior Peter Gansler took a Koloskov pass and drilled it from the left side for his first collegiate goal. Notre Dame struck for three more goals over the next 16 minutes. Chris Mathis took a Ben Bocklage assist and connected on a five-yarder at the 64:24 mark. Koloskov scored off a Capasso assist at 73:10. Less than three minutes later, Capasso scored his second goal of the game off an assist from Phil Murphy. Freshman Greg Velho played the entire 90 minutes in goal for the Irish, posting his first career shutout and making four saves. Loyola Marymount goalie Chris Walter made 10 saves in the net.
1 2 F Loyola Marymount 0 0 0 Notre Dame 1 4 5 Scoring: ND: Tony Capasso (Koloskov), 1:43; ND: Peter Gansler (Koloskov), 60:16; ND: Chris Mathis (Bocklage), 64:22; ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Capasso); ND: Tony Capasso (Murphy) ND LMU Shots: 27 14 Saves: 4 10 Fouls: 16 19 Corners: 5 6
NOTRE DAME 2, NORTHWESTERN 1 September 15, 1995 Evanston, IL — Notre Dame managed two second-half goals after a scoreless first period as the Irish went on to defeat Northwestern 2-1 for their first road win of the 1995 campaign. Sophomore Scott Wells got the Irish on the scoreboard with the game’s first goal at 65:26 off assists from Tony Capasso and Konstantin Koloskov. It was the first goal of his collegiate career. Freshman Ben Bocklage put the Irish up 2-0 at 69:31 when he tallied his fifth goal of the season unassisted. Northwestern’s Aaron Stolberg cut the lead to 2-1 with less than six minutes remaining in the contest. Notre Dame dominated the contest as the Irish outshot the Wildcats 26-9 in the contest. Irish goalkeeper Greg Vehlo went the distance for the Irish as he made four saves in the game. Matt Russ had eight saves in goal for Northwestern.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 2 2 Northwestern 0 1 1 Scoring: ND: Scott Wells (Capasso, Koloskov), 65:26; ND: Ben Bocklage, 69:31; NU: Aaron Stolberg (Barnett), 84:34 ND NIU Shots: 26 9 Saves: 4 8 Fouls: 19 17 Corners: 5 10
DETROIT 1, NOTRE DAME 0 September 15, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Richard Gerspacher’s header into the net 26:10 into the contest was the only score Detroit needed as the Titans snapped a six-game losing streak to Notre Dame with a 1-0 victory over the Titans. The win was only the second ever for Detroit in the 13 meetings between the two schools and the first since 1990. The loss for Notre Dame was its fifth in the last seven games. Detroit held an 8-6 shot advantage in the first half, but the Irish dominated shooting statistics in the final 45-minute stanza as they outshot the Titans 16-6. Notre Dame had several scoring opportunities, most notably with 6:36 left in the game when junior Chris Mathis missed a penalty kick that went over the crossbar. Both goalies came up with some big saves. Irish freshman Greg Velho had a career-high eight saves in the game.
1 2 F Detroit 1 0 1 Notre Dame 0 0 0 Scoring: DU: Richard Gerspacher, 26:20 ND DU Shots: 22 17 Saves: 8 8 Fouls: 26 39 Corners: 5 3
NOTRE DAME 3, GEORGETOWN 2 October 8, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Notre Dame got a much-needed BIG EAST win as the Irish scored two goals in the second half en route to a 3-2 victory over the Hoyas. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak in league play for Notre Dame. Ben Bocklage and Chris Mathis each had a goal and an assist to lead the Irish. Georgetown took a 1-0 lead 13:40 into the contest when Raul Ferrer headed in a Ben McKnight feed to put the Hoyas up 1-0. Tony Capasso tied the game at 1-1 at the 40:40 when he drilled a Konstantin Koloskov pass into the net. Mathis gave the Irish a 2-1 lead when he knocked in a shot from the top of the box off a Bocklage assist at the 49:28 mark and then the two combined for a goal at 63:24 as Bocklage connected from the top of the box. Greg Velho tied his career-high with eight saves in the contest.
1 2 F Georgetown 1 1 2 Notre Dame 1 2 3 Scoring: GU: Raul Ferrer (McKnight), 13:04; ND: Tony Capasso (Koloskov), 40:40; ND: Chris Mathis (Bocklage), 49:28; ND: Ben Bocklage (Mathis), 63:24; GU: Tom Greaser (Ascunce), 68:24 ND GU Shots: 12 21 Saves: 8 8 Fouls: 16 14 Corners: 2 8
NOTRE DAME 1, PROVIDENCE 0 October 14, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Ben Bocklage’s strike from five yards 3:38 into the second half lifted Notre Dame to a 1-0 BIG EAST win over Providence in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Forward Bill Lanza, making his first appearance since the Indiana game on September 22 because of a hip injury, assisted on Bocklage’s goal. The Irish outshot the Friars 22-9 in the contest. Providence keeper goalkeeper made 12 saves in the contest. Greg Velho made four saves in the game as he recorded his second career shutout. The game marked the fifth shutout at Alumni Field in ’95.
1 2 F Providence 0 0 0 Notre Dame 0 0 1 Scoring: ND: Ben Bocklage (Lanza), 48:38 ND PC Shots: 22 9 Saves: 4 12 Fouls: 18 14 Corners: 10 9
ST. JOHN’S 6, NOTRE DAME 0 October 17, 1995 Jamaica, NY — Notre Dame suffered its worst defeat since the 1985 season as the Irish dropped a 6-0 decision on the road at St. John’s to mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Freshman Medufia Kulego scored his first career hat trick to lead the Red Storm in the win. All three of Kulego’s goals came in the second half. St. John’s led 2-0 at the intermission. Notre Dame played a man down for the final 35 minutes of the contest when Matt Mahoney was red-carded and forced to leave the game. St. John’s outshot the Irish 23-6 in the game as Notre Dame could only manage one shot in the first 45 minutes of the game.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 0 0 St. John's 2 4 6 Scoring: SJU: Kevin Daly (Hickey), 18:25; SJU: Ricardo Joseph (Van Saun), 32:25; SJU: Medufia Kulego (Parkin), 53:58; SJU: Medufia Kulego (Hickey), 62:59; SJU: Jessie Van Saun (Joseph), 63;17; SJU: Medufia Kulego (Triana, Castma), 71:06 ND SJU Shots: 6 23 Saves: 11 3 Fouls: 7 18 Corners: 1 9
WEST VIRGINIA 2, NOTRE DAME 1 October 20, 1995 Morgantown, WV — The Irish dropped their second straight road BIG EAST road game as West Virginia beat Notre Dame 2-1 in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. The Mountaineers led 1-0 at the half when Keith Gisperto scored on an unassisted goal from 20 yards out at the 34:23 mark. Freshman Ben Bocklage tied the score 6:24 into the second half taking a feed from Brian Engesser. Humberto Ramirez knocked in the game winner for the Mountaineers on an assist from Gisparto as he beat Irish goalkeeper Peter Van de Ven from 35 yards out. Notre Dame outshot West Virginia 12-10 in the game.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 1 1 West Virginia 1 1 2 Scoring: WVU: Keith Gisparto, 34:23; ND: Ben Bocklage (Engesser), 51:24; WVU: Numberto Ramirez (Gisparto), 64:18 ND WVU Shots: 12 10 Saves: 4 6 Fouls: 19 11 Corners: 5 3
PITTSBURGH 3, NOTRE DAME 0 October 22, 1995 Pittsburgh, PA — Notre Dame lost its third straight BIG EAST game as the Irish dropped a 3-0 decision on the road at Pittsburgh. The Panthers scored once in the first half and twice in the second half and limited the Irish to just three shots on goal in the contest. Drew Kopp put the Panthers up 1-0 16:56 into the contest with an unassisted goal. The score remained at 1-0 until the 47:38 mark of the game when Phil Matilla headed in a shot he rebounded off of Notre Dame goalie Greg Velho. Jason Piombino scored Pitt’s final goal off a corner kick with 4:25 left to go in the contest.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 0 0 Pittsburgh 1 2 3 Scoring: PU: Drew Kopp (Porter), 16:56; PU: Phil Matilla, 47:38; PU: Jason Piombino, 85:35 ND PU Shots: 3 7 Saves: 4 2 Fouls: 27 19 Corners: 5 4
NOTRE DAME 4, WESTERN MICHIGAN 0 October 26, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — The Irish snapped their three-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over Michigan. The victory marked the sixth shutout at Alumni Field in ’95. Notre Dame scored two goals in both halves and outshot the Broncos by a 26-12 margin. Tony Capasso got the Irish on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal at the 27:44 mark. Bill Lanza connected on feeds from Bill Savarino and Ben Bocklage with 10 minutes to play in the first half. Konstantin Koloskov gave Notre Dame a 3-0 lead in the contest with a score off a Bocklage assist at the 51:53 mark. Notre Dame’s final goal was scored when a Western Michigan defender knocked in a Koloskov pass in front of the net that was intended for Bocklage. Freshman Gerick Short made his first career start and made five saves in net. Western Michigan goalie Kevin Klein made 14 saves in goal.
1 2 F Western Michigan 0 0 0 Notre Dame 2 2 4 Scoring: ND: Tony Capasso, 27:44; ND: Bill Lanza (Savarino, Bocklage), 35:00; ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Bocklage), 51:53; ND: OWN GOAL, 59:59 ND WMU Shots: 26 12 Saves: 7 14 Fouls: 19 19 Corners: 6 4
CONNECTICUT 4, NOTRE DAME 0 October 29, 1995 Storrs, CT — Jeff DiMaria scored three goals to lead Connecticut to a 4-0 win over the Irish. The loss eliminated Notre Dame from BIG EAST Tournament qualification. It was Notre Dame’s fourth straight BIG EAST loss and third time in the last five games that the Irish were shut out. DiMaria gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead at the half. He scored his first goal at the 30:47 mark connecting from four yards out off an assist from Ted Sherry. Less than nine minutes later, DiMaria connected again from 15 yards out off feeds from Maurizio Rocha and Dave Rinaldi. DiMaria scored his third of the game 6:48 into the second half when he kicked in a loose ball three yards in front of the net. Ryan Crowley scored Connecticut’s fourth goal seven yards out off a Sherry pass with 8:51 left in the contest. The Huskies outshot the Irish 16-11 in the contest. Connecticut goalkeeper Robb Meyers made eight saves in the game.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 0 0 Connecticut 2 2 4 Scoring: UC: Jeff DiMaria (Sherry), 30:47; UC: Jeff DiMaria (Rocha, Rinaldi), 39:16; UC: Jeff DiMaria , 51:48; UC: Chris Crowley (Sherry), 81:09 ND UC Shots: 11 16 Saves: 2 8 Fouls: 19 25 Corners: 1 2
NOTRE DAME 4, VILLANOVA 1 November 3, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Notre Dame head coach Mike Berticelli got his 250th career win as the Irish beat Villanova 4-1 at Alumni Field in the final BIG EAST regular season game for both teams. Bill Lanza had three assists in the contest, while Ben Bocklage had a goal and an assist. After a scoreless first half played in bitter cold weather and amid snow flurries, Chris Mathis put the Irish up 1-0 3:24 into the second half off a Lanza assist. Lanza assisted on Notre Dame’s second goal that came at the 52:12 mark when Bocklage scored from eight yards out. Tony Capasso netted the third Irish goal of the game at the 67:56 mark when he drilled a shot from the top of the penalty box off a Bocklage feed. Villanova’s Doug Nevins cut the Wildcat deficit to 3-1 when he tallied an unassisted goal at 70:44. Konstantin Koloskov scored the game’s final goal at the 83:31 when he took a Lanza assist and shot it past Wildcat goalie Matt Westfall.
1 2 F Villanova 0 1 1 Notre Dame 0 4 4 Scoring: ND: Chris Mathis (Lanza), 48:24; ND: Ben Bocklage (Lanza), 52:12; ND: Tony Capasso (Bocklage), 67:56; VU: Doug Nevins, 70:44; ND: Konstantin Koloksov (Lanza), 83:31 ND VU Shots: 19 12 Saves: 4 6 Fouls: 20 17 Corners: 4 6
WISCONSIN 3, NOTRE DAME 0 November 5, 1995 Madison, WI — Notre Dame concluded the 1995 campaign with a 3-0 loss at Wisconsin in the final regular season game for both teams. With the loss, Notre Dame ended the season with a 9-10 overall mark and was 4-7 record in the BIG EAST. Bryan Grimm scored two goals in the first half to lead the Badgers. Grimm scored his first goal 9:50 into the contest off a Gentile assist and then tallied his second goal off a Lars Hansen feed at 37:21. Hansen scored the game’s final goal unassisted at the 66:32 mark in the game. Wisconsin outshot Notre Dame 18-6 in the game, including an 11-1 shot advantage at halftime. Notre Dame goalie Peter Van de Ven made six saves in the game.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 0 0 Wisconsin 2 1 3 Scoring: UW: Byran Grimm (Gentile), 9:50; UW: Bryan Grimm (Hansen), 37:21; UW: Lars Hansen, 66:32; ND UW Shots: 6 18 Saves: 6 3 Fouls: 23 10 Corners: 3 14