Aug. 19, 1998

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s soccer team will play the first of two exhibition games at Alumni Field on Friday, August 21 when the Irish play host to Ohio State at 7:30 p.m.

Ninth-year head coach Mike Berticelli’s squad also will face De Paul at Alumni Field on Friday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. Admission to both contests is free and open to the public.

Notre Dame, which returns seven starters off of last year’s squad which finished with a 10-9-2 record and advanced to the semifinals of the BIG EAST tournament for the second straight year, opens up the 1998 campaign at home against Valparaiso on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m.