NOTRE DAME, Indiana — The University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team is back home to kick off a three-game homestand under the lights on Friday when they welcome the Syracuse Orange to Alumni Stadium. The Irish have had plenty of success at home this season, tallying a 4-1 record in South Bend and have outscored opponents 15-3 in those games.
Know the Opponent: Syracuse Orange
- The Irish are 14-0-1 all-time against the Orange and are 7-0 at Alumni Stadium.
- Syracuse is one of four opponents (Pitt, St. John’s, Providence) that the Irish have played 10 or more times and have not lost to.
- The Irish have faced two of those opponents already this season, they defeated St. John’s 4-0 on Sept. 1 and defeated Pitt 4-0 on Sept. 26.
- Notre Dame has not allowed a goal to Syracuse in the seven games they have played at Alumni Stadium.
- The Irish have only allowed five goals all-time against Syracuse in the 15 games the two teams have faced each other.
- Last season, the Irish had their highest scoring output of the season in the 5-1 win at Syracuse. Eva Hurm and Karin Muya got the Irish on the scoreboard in the first half and then the Irish scored three goals in the final 15 minutes to seal the win. Sammi Fisher scored her second goal of the year and Muya added her second on the night for the brace.
- Syracuse enter the matchup with a 2-6-2 record on the year and 0-2-1 in ACC play.
Irish Facts and Figures
- The Irish are back home for a three game homestand starting with Syracuse. Notre Dame is 4-1 at home this season, tallied three shutouts and have outscored opponents 15-3 in those games.
- 10 different players have scored so far this season after only eight different players scored during the entire 2018 campaign.
- The Irish have four players that have tallied a brace so far this season. Eva Hurm and Luisa Delgado scored twice against Northwestern and Autumn Smithers scored both goals against Western Michigan. Kiki Van Zanten was the latest Irish to tally a brace in the win over Pitt.
- Eva Hurm scored her team-leading fourth goal in the win over Pitt.
- Luisa Delgado leads the team in points (10) and assists (4). She has started all but one game this season after missing the entire 2018 season due to injury.