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Match 7 Preview: Louisville

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame wraps up the regular season of the fall portion of the schedule at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 6 against Louisville at Alumni Stadium. The match will be broadcast on RSN and will air on Marquee Network in the Northern Indiana region.

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana | Alumni Stadium
Live Stream: RSN (Northern Indiana: Marquee Sports Network)
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Twitter Updates: @NDMenSoccer
Game Notes: vs. Louisville


  The Irish and Cardinals will meet on the pitch for the 22nd time on Friday evening.

• The Irish lead the series with a mark of 12-8-1.

• Notre Dame is 9-0-0 when playing at home against the Cardinals in the series.

• Louisville won the first matchup this season, claiming a 2-1 win in Louisville on Oct. 3.

• The Irish won the last meeting at Alumni Stadium, outlasting the Cardinals in OT with a 2-1 victory.


• Junior forward Jack Lynn leads all Notre Dame active players in career goals with 16 and goals on the season with three.

• Despite battling injuries to start the season, Lynn has scored in three of his last four games, including the match winner against Syracuse.

• The forward enjoyed a breakout 2019 campaign, scoring a career-high 10 goals to lead the Irish attack.


• Through six games the Irish have scored four goals off set pieces during the 2020 campaign.

• Three of the four goals have come off corners with the service from senior Aiden McFadden on two goals and freshman Paddy Burns on the other.

• Freshman Daniel Russo headed in a goal in the opener against Kentucky to give the Irish the 1-0 win.

• In the second game of the season sophomore Michael Pellegrino half volleyed a shot from just inside the box to level the score at 1-1 against No. 4 Pitt.

• The Irish perfectly executed a training ground corner in the sixth minute, as Burns rolled a pass to Jack Lynn, sho slotted just inside the post.


• Senior goalkeeper Keagan McLaughlin has recorded five clean sheets in his nine career starts in goal for the Irish.

• McLaughlin has helped Notre Dame record two shutout wins this season, coming in 1-0 wins over Kentucky and Syracuse.

• The senior shot stopper recorded a career-high four saves in both wins this season.

• McLaughlin kept clean sheets in all three starts during the 2019 campaign, coming in wins over Denver, Michigan State and Purdue Fort Wayne.


• Senior forward Aiden McFadden is living up to his No. 10 jersey this season, totaling three assists through six games.

• All three of McFadden’s assists have come off crosses, including two from service from corners.

• Despite not getting credited with an assist, McFadden provided the final touch from a Notre Dame player in the double overtime own goal to help the Irish defeat the Cavaliers on Oct. 24.


• The Irish have never shied away from playing a challenging slate of opponents and the 2020 schedule looks to be no different.

• Notre Dame is set to play seven regular-season matches in the fall, five counting as ACC play.

• All seven matches feature teams that played in last season’s NCAA Tournament.

• The only team the Irish face from outside the ACC is Kentucky in the season-opener, which Notre Dame won by a final of 1-0.


• Head Coach Chad Riley is in his third season at the helm of his alma mater.

• Riley has led the Irish to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances since taking the reins of the program.

• The Irish have a record of 24-17-4 during Riley’s tenure.

• 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.