Notre Dame looks to defeat Purdue for the first time since 2006.

Irish Travel To Purdue For Dual Meet

Nov. 5, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Coming off a double dual-meet sweep over Cleveland State and Miami University last week, Notre Dame heads to Purdue on Nov. 6 to face the Boilermakers in swimming and diving action. It will be the first road test of the 2009-10 season for the Irish (2-0).

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Notre Dame fell to Purdue during the last matchup in November 2008, 187-108, when the Boilermakers were ranked 16th in the nation. David Boudia, who was a 2008 Olympian, secured a pair of diving victories for Purdue and set a pair of Rolfs Aquatic Center records with scores of 440.48 and 373.05 in the 3- and 1-meter events, respectively, during that meet.

Notre Dame last defeated Purdue by a 156-144 count on Nov. 3, 2006.

“Purdue presents an exciting challenge for us and this will be a major road meet for our team,” Irish head coach Tim Welsh said. “Since all of our championship meets in the future will be on the road, we’re really looking forward to this meet to help prepare us for the schedule ahead. Purdue is a well-coached team full of tenacious racers. We’re going to go down there and give them our best shot.”