Aug. 25, 2001
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s soccer team, under first-year head coach Bobby Clark, defeated IPFW 5-0 in the first of its two exhibition games at the IPFW Soccer Showcase in Fort Wayne, Ind. Five different players scored in the contest as the Irish registered four second-half goals in posting the shutout.
Junior forward Erich Braun (Frankfurt, Germany), Notre Dame’s second-leading scorer a year ago, got the Irish on the scoreboard 10:13 into the contest with an unassisted.
The score remained 1-0 for the remainder of the first half until sophomore Justin Detter’s (White Lake, Mich.) unassisted goal 1:39 into the second half.
The Irish erupted for three goals in the final 7:01 of the contest. Sophomore, Brian Jarvis (Pomona, Calif.), began the three-goal scoring burst with a score off an assist from senior Matt Rosso (Churchill, Pa.) at the 82:59 mark. Senior Griffin Howard (San Diego, Calif.) and sophomore Filippo Chillemi (Roswell, Ga.) rounded out the scoring with two unassisted goals at the 88:23 and 89:27 marks, respectively, in the contest.
Notre Dame had 14 shots overall 12 shots on goal in the game, while limiting the home team to just five shots overall and two shots on goal.
Junior Cole Straub (Oakville, Ontario) came up with two saves in the game.
The Irish will next face Michigan in the second game of the tournament on Sun., Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in their final exhibition tuneup before the start of the 2001 campaign. Clark’s squad opens up the regular season at home against BIG EAST rival Villanova on Sat., Sept. 1 at 7:00 p.m.