No. 21 Notre Dame hosts DePaul for a midweek matchup at Alumni Stadium at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The match will be broadcast on ACCNX (subscription required).
THE DEPAUL SERIES
• The Irish and Blue Demons will meet on the pitch for the 21st time on Tuesday evening.
• The Irish hold a commanding lead in the all-time series, going 19-1-0 against DePaul.
• Notre Dame is a perfect 12-0-0 against the Blue Demons when playing at Notre Dame.
• The last meeting between the two sides came on Sept. 18, 2009, as the Irish pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Blue Demons in Chicago.
• The Irish have outscored DePaul 89-6 in the overall series.
LYNN LEADING THE LINE
• Sophomore striker Jack Lynn has started the 2019 season brightly, scoring four goals to lead the Irish attack.
• 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 five of eight matches this season.
• Notre Dame has picked up positive results away from home this season, posting a mark of 2-1-1 in road matches.
• The Irish have wins over Saint Louis (3-2) and Michigan State (1-0), while earning a 1-1 draw at then No. 4 Indiana. Notre Dame was just the third side to leave Bloomington with a result in Indiana’s last 30 home matches.
• The lone road defeat of the season came at No. 14 UNC by a score of 2-0.
ONE OF THE TOUGHEST SCHEDULES IN THE COUNTRY
• 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 seven ranked teams in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll in No. 3 Virginia, No. 4 Clemson, No. 5 Indiana, and No. 7 Wake Forest.
• Six 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.
• All three of Notre Dame’s defeats have come against teams currently ranked in the top 15 of the United Soccer Coaches Poll, including two against top five opponents.
BERTICELLI MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
• 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.