Sept. 26, 1999
MORAGA, Calif. – The Notre Dame men’s soccer team was shutout for the second straight game as the Irish dropped a 2-0 decision to Saint Mary’s in the second round of the Saint Mary’s Tournament in Moraga, Calif. The Gaels, who won for just the second time in nine games, scored twice late in the game to defeat the Irish who fell to 3-4-1 on the season in losing their third straight contest.
Notre Dame outshot Saint Mary’s 13-7 in the contest, but could not capitalize on any of their scoring chances. The game remained scoreless until the 78:41 mark of the contest when Jon Gordon booted in Oscar Bueno’s cross from the left side of the goal to give the home team a 1-0 advantage. Tony Cota added an insurance goal just over eight minutes later when his shot from the right corner got past Irish goalkeeper Gerick Short (Mobile, Ala.) with 3:05 remaining in the contest.
Short turned in another solid performance in goal as he made five saves. Saint Mary’s goalkeeper Steve Reardon also had five stops in the game.
The Irish will look to end their three-game slide on Wednesday, September 29 when they host Eastern Michigan in a non-league contest at 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame (3-3-1) 0 0 -- 0Saint Mary's (2-7-0) 1 2 -- 3
SCORING: Saint Mary’s: Jon Gordon (Bueno), 78:41, Saint Mary’s: Tony Cota, 86:55. SHOTS: Notre Dame 13, Saint Mary’s 7.
CORNER KICKS: Saint Mary’s 8, Notre Dame 3.
FOULS: Saint Mary’s 21, Notre Dame 5
GOALIE SAVES: Notre Dame – Gerick Short (5), Saint Mary’s – Steve Reardon (5)