No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 2 Indiana will face off at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 30 in the NCAA Championships in Bloomington with a berth to the College Cup on the line. The match will be broadcast on BTN Plus via the BTN2GO app.
No. 7 NOTRE DAME AT No. 2 INDIANA – NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUARTERFINALS
Location: Bloomington, Indiana | Armstrong Stadium
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THE IRISH IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
• Notre Dame is playing in its 21st NCAA Championship in 2018 and have played in the tourney in 17 of the last 18 seasons.
• The Irish have an overall record of 19-18-3 in the NCAA Championships.
• Notre Dame has earned a top-16 national seed 13 times, including this season’s No. 7 seed
• The Irish have advanced to the round of 16 on 10 occasions and have made four quarterfinals.
• Notre Dame won the College Cup in 2013, defeating Maryland by a score of 2-1 to capture the title. It was the program’s only trip to the College Cup.
• The Irish played against 2018 NCAA Championship participants in 11 of 18 matches in the regular season and ACC Championship.
THE INDIANA SERIES
• Notre Dame and Indiana will face each other on Friday evening for the 41st time in series history. The Irish are 10-28-2 against the Hoosiers in the all-time series.
• Despite trailing in the series, the Irish have found recent success against the Hoosiers, recording a mark of 5-4-1 in the last 10 meetings.
• The Irish fell to the Hoosiers earlier this season by a score of 2-1 in overtime at Alumni Stadium on Sept. 11.
• Notre Dame is 1-3 against the Hoosiers in the NCAA Championships. The Hoosiers won in double OT (2-1) in 2012 the last time the two sides played in the postseason. The Irish won the last time they played in the NCAAs in Bloomington by a score of 2-0 in 2005.
• Notre Dame has had a flair for the dramatic in its first two matches of the 2018 NCAA Championships, advancing in both in either overtime or PKs.
• The Irish and Wolverines had a marathon shootout to determine who advanced to the round of 16 at Alumni Stadium on Nov. 18.
• Notre Dame knocked out Michigan by winning the penalty kicks 11-10 after 12 rounds.
• Irish goalkeeper Duncan Turnbull made two impressive diving saves to deliver Notre Dame the win.
• In the round of 16 the Irish defeated No. 10 Virginia in the final second of the first overtime session, as Jack Lynn’s found the back of the net to give the Irish the 1-0 victory.
KEEP IT CLEAN
• The Irish defense has been stingy as of late, allowing just one goal over its last six matches, spanning 590 minutes of play.
• Notre Dame has allowed just 11 shots on goal over the last five contests.
• Junior goalkeeper Duncan Turnbull is 6-1-2 on the season, allowing just three goals in over 640 minutes of play and posting six shutouts.
QUICK OUT OF THE GATE
• The Irish have been excellent in the first 45 minutes of matches this season, as the team has not trailed in any of its 20 matches at the halftime break.
• Notre Dame has outscored the opposition by a combined mark of 11-2 in the first halves of matches.
• The Irish have kept a clean sheet in the first half in 19 of 20 matches in 2018, with the only blemish coming at Duke in a match that was level at 2-2 at the break.
THE SKIPPER DOES IT ALL
• Senior center back Patrick Berneski has had an impressive senior season after earning the captain armband prior to the 2018 campaign.
• Berneski is tied for the team lead in goals this season with six.
• The senior’s six goals are the most scored this season by any ACC defender in 2018.
• Thirteen of the 30 Irish goals scored this season have come from set pieces.
• Patrick Berneski has done the bulk of the damage, scoring six set-piece goals, five of which were headers.
• Another notable set-piece goal came from a sublime Felicien Dumas free kick that proved to be the game winner against Syracuse.
• Senior Sean MacLeod is 2-for-2 in scoring from the spot this season for the Irish.
• Dumas has supplied the assist in five of the set-piece goals in 2018.
UELAND IN FORM DOWN THE STRETCH
• Senior forward Thomas Ueland is playing his best soccer of the season entering the postseason.
• Ueland is tied for the team lead in goals for the season with six.
• Four of the senior’s six goals have come in the last eight matches.
• Ueland’s latest goal came in the regular-season finale at Pitt, as the senior scored the only goal of the match in the 85th minute to give the Irish the 1-0 victory.