1995 Game By Game
NOTRE DAME 8, DEPAUL 0 September 3, 1995 NotreDame, IN — Notre Dame opened up the 1995 campaign with a convincing 8-0victory over DePaul. The contest marked the return of forward Bill Lanza whomissed the entire 1994 season with a knee injury. Lanza scored two goals anddished off three assists in the game to lead Notre Dame. Six different playersscored for the Irish. Senior Josh Landman was the other multiple goal scorer ashe collected the first two goals of his career. Junior Konstantin Koloskov netteda goal and dished off an assist. Tony Capasso, Chris Mathis and Bill Savarinoalso tallied goals. Notre Dame outshot the Blue Demons 21-2 in the contest,including 11-0 in the first half as the Irish jumped out to a 5-0 halftimeadvantage.
1 2 F DePaul 0 0 0 Notre Dame 5 3 8Scoring: ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Lanza), 5:41; ND: Bill Lanza(Koloskov), 9:10; ND: Tony Capasso (Wells, Lanza), ND: Chris Mathis (Lanza),32:37; ND: Bill Savarino, 43:43; ND: Bill Lanza (Gallo), 55:09; ND: Josh Landman,81:47; ND: Josh Landman, 86:25 ND DU Shots: 21 2 Saves: 1 2Fouls: 18 11 Corners: 12 2
NOTRE DAME 7, VALPARAISO 0 September 8, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — TheIrish exploded for six goals in the second half as Notre Dame recorded its secondstraight shutout of the 1995 campaign with a 7-0 win over Vaparaiso. JoshLandman and Ben Bocklage each tallied twice in the victory. Landman also addedan assist in the contest. Bill Lanza got the Irish on the scoreboard scoring offa Chris Mathis assist 1:26 into the contest. Bocklage scored his first collegiategoal 12:20 into the second half. Tony Capasso scored less than five minuteslater. Landman tallied an unassisted goal at the 71:08 and then assisted onBrian Engesser’s goal at 77:08 that gave the Irish a 5-0 lead. Landman andBocklage finished off the scoring for Notre Dame which outshot Valparaiso 24-3 inthe game.
1 2 F Valparaiso 0 0 0 Notre Dame 1 6 7Scoring: ND: Bill Lanza (Mathis), 1:26; ND: Ben Bocklage (Lanza,Koloskov), 57:20; ND: Tony Capasso (Mathis), 62:18; ND: Josh Landman, 71:08; ND:Brian Engesser, 77:08; ND: Josh Landman, 82:23; ND: Ben Bocklage, 86:46 ND VU Shots: 24 3 Saves: 1 4 Fouls: 14 13Corners: 13 2
NOTRE DAME 3, SYRACUSE 0 September 10, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — The BIGEAST era in Notre Dame men’s soccer became official with the Irish passing theirfirst test. Behind a goal and two assists by Bill Lanza, the Notre Dame ran itsrecord to 3-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over Syracuse. The victory marked thethird straight shutout for the Irish in 1995. Freshman Ben Bocklage got the Irishon the scoreboard first as he dove and headed in a Lanza assist 20:22 into thecontest. For the freshman, it was his third goal in two games. Lanza then gavethe Irish a 2-0 advantage less than 15 seconds later as he stole an Orangemenpass and manuvered his way through a host of Syracuse defenders. Chris Mathistallied the final Irish score of the contest with less than five minutes to go inthe contest off a Lanza assist. Notre Dame outshot the Orangemen 15-11 in thecontest. Syracuse goalie Josh McGibbon made eight saves in goal.
1 2 F Syracuse 0 0 0 Notre Dame 2 1 3Scoring: ND: Ben Bocklage (Lanza), 20:22; ND: Bill Lanza, 20:37; ND:Chris Mathis (Lanza), 85:22 ND SU Shots: 15 11 Saves: 3 8 Fouls: 21 20 Corners: 7 4
RUTGERS 5, NOTRE DAME 2 September 15, 1995 Piscataway, NJ — NotreDame, ranked sixth nationally, jumped out to a 2-0 lead against theseventh-ranked Rutgers in the first 9:21 of the contest, only to have the ScarletKnights come back and score five unaswered goals for a 5-2 victory and hand theIrish their first loss of the 1995 campaign. The game was played before 5,636spectators, a new Rutgers Stadium regular season record. Chris Mathis opened upthe scoring for the Irish 7:15 into the contest off an assist from Bill Lanza.Two minutes later, Tony Cappso took a Josh Landman assist and broke free to givethe Notre Dame a 2-0 lead 9:21 into the game. Less than two minutes later, PhilNapolitano tallied Rutgers first goal of the game. Hamisi Amani-Dove, whofinished the game with two goals, tied the score at the 28:29 mark. The scoreremained tied at 2-2 until halftime Rob Johnson scored the game-winning goal forthe Scarlet Knights off a Rocky Strazzella assist (his third of the game) at the53:03 mark as Rutgers scored two more goals in less than three minutes. Goalsfour and five for the Scarlet Knights came 17 seconds apart. Notre Dame wasoutshot 18-9 in the contest.
1 2 F Notre Dame 2 0 2 Rutgers 2 3 5Scoring: ND: Chris Mathis (Lanza), 7:15; ND: Tony Capasso (Landman),9:21;RU: Phil Napolitano (Strazzella), 10:12; RU: Hamisi Amani-Dove (Strazzella),29:29; RU: Rob Johnson (Strazzella), 53:03; RU: John Roth (Steven Gold), 55:23;RU: Hamisi Amani-Dove (Napolitano), 55:40 ND RU Shots: 9 18 Saves: 5 2 Fouls: 9 8Corners: 3 6
SETON HALL 4, NOTRE DAME 1 September 17, 1995 South Orange, NJ — Notre Dame dropped its second straight BIG EAST contest as Seton Hall defeatedthe Irish 4-1. Mike Magarinos scored three first-half goals for the Pirates whojumped out to a 3-0 advantage in the first 45 minutes of the contest. Two of hisgoals came on penalty kicks after the Irish were penalized for a hand ball and atrip in the box. Peter Gonzalez gave the Pirates a 4-0 advantage at the 54:38mark. Konstantin Koloskov scored Notre Dame’s only goal of the contest off a BillSavarino assist with 17 seconds left in the contest. Seton Hall’s Eric Shaw made10 saves on 14 Irish shots.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 1 1 Seton Hall 3 1 4Scoring: SHU: Mike Magarinos (Johnson), 17:41; SHU: Mike Magarinos,19:52; SHU: Mike Magarinos, 35:32; SHU: Peter Gonzalez (Deftos), 54:38; ND:Konstantin Koloskov (Savarino), 89:43 ND SHU Shots: 14 18 Saves: 6 10 Fouls: 16 10 Corners: 2 10
INDIANA 4, NOTRE DAME 2 (OT) September 22, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Fifth-ranked Indiana rallied from a 2-0 first-half deficit to defeat Notre Dame4-2 in overtime. It was the Hoosiers’ seventh straight victory over the Irish.Notre Dame scored its two goals 13:22 into the contest. Bill Lanza scored fromeight yards out off an assist from Konstantin Koloskov at the 6:02 mark and thenBen Bocklage headed in a Chris Mathis assist from six yards out on the leftcorner. Indiana’s Tom Keenan cut the deficit to 2-1 at the 20:17 mark. JeffBrewster tied the game at 2-2 at 65:51. Lazo Alavanjo scored the game-winninggoal for Indiana 5:35 into the first overtime session off an assist from ScottMerritt. Harry Weiss tallied Indiana’s fourth goal at the 117:39 mark for thefinal 4-2 outcome. Indiana outshot the Irish 20-14 in the contest.
1 2 OT OT F Indiana 1 1 1 1 4 Notre Dame 2 0 0 0 2Scoring: ND: Bill Lanza (Koloskov), 6:02; ND: Ben Bocklage (Mathis),13:22; IU: Tom Keenan (Weiss), 20:17; IU: Jeff Bannister (Klein, Alavanja),65:51; IU: Lazo Alavanjo (Merritt), 95:35; IU: Harry Weiss, 117:39 ND IU Shots: 14 20 Saves: 3 2 Fouls: 26 18 Corners: 5 11
BOSTON COLLEGE 3, NOTRE DAME 2 (OT) September 24, 1995 Notre Dame, IN— Notre Dame dropped its fourth straight game and its second consecutive inovertime as the Irish lost a 3-2 decision to Boston College in a BIG EAST leaguetest. Junior midfielder Konstantin Koloskov scored both of Notre Dame goals.Koloskov tallied the game’s first goal unassisted on a 15-yard shot from the leftcorner. After the Eagles’ Marius Lund tied the game at 1-1 at the 13:56 mark,Koloskov gave the Irish a 2-1 advantage at the 26:44 mark off assists from ChrisMathis and Brian Engesser. The score remained 2-1 until 34 seconds left in thecontest when Notre Dame defender Matt Zimmer fouled Boston College’s Paulo JorgeNeves in the penalty box. Anthony Buckley tied the game for the Eagles on thepenalty kick. BC’s Paul Keegan tallied the only goal in the overtime as he scoredfrom a Keith McDonald assist 8:19 into the overtime session.
1 2 OT OT F Boston College 1 1 1 0 3 Notre Dame 2 1 0 0 2Scoring: ND: Konstantin Koloskov, 7:12; BC: Marius Lund (Buckley), 13:56;ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Mathis, Engesser), 26:44; BC: Anthony Buckley, 89:26;BC: Paul Keegan (McDonald), 98:19 ND BC Shots: 20 24 Saves: 5 6 Fouls: 26 21 Corners: 6 6
NOTRE DAME 5, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 0 September 28, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — Notre Dame halted its four-game slide as the Irish posted a 5-0 victory overLoyola Marymount in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Notre Dame,which scored four second-half, recorded its fourth shutout of the season at home.Junior midfielders Tony Capasso and Konstantin Koloskov both had big games forthe Irish. Capasso scored two goals and dished off one assist, while Koloskovadded a goal and two assists. Capasso put Notre Dame up 1-0 1:43 into the conteston a 12-yard direct kick off an assist from Koloskov. The Irish did not scoreagain until the 60:16 mark when junior Peter Gansler took a Koloskov pass anddrilled it from the left side for his first collegiate goal. Notre Dame struckfor three more goals over the next 16 minutes. Chris Mathis took a Ben Bocklageassist and connected on a five-yarder at the 64:24 mark. Koloskov scored off aCapasso assist at 73:10. Less than three minutes later, Capasso scored hissecond goal of the game off an assist from Phil Murphy. Freshman Greg Velhoplayed the entire 90 minutes in goal for the Irish, posting his first careershutout and making four saves. Loyola Marymount goalie Chris Walter made 10saves in the net.
1 2 F Loyola Marymount 0 0 0 Notre Dame 1 4 5Scoring: ND: Tony Capasso (Koloskov), 1:43; ND: Peter Gansler (Koloskov),60:16; ND: Chris Mathis (Bocklage), 64:22; ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Capasso); ND:Tony Capasso (Murphy) ND LMU Shots: 27 14 Saves: 4 10 Fouls: 16 19 Corners: 5 6
NOTRE DAME 2, NORTHWESTERN 1 September 15, 1995 Evanston, IL — NotreDame managed two second-half goals after a scoreless first period as the Irishwent on to defeat Northwestern 2-1 for their first road win of the 1995 campaign.Sophomore Scott Wells got the Irish on the scoreboard with the game’s first goalat 65:26 off assists from Tony Capasso and Konstantin Koloskov. It was the firstgoal of his collegiate career. Freshman Ben Bocklage put the Irish up 2-0 at69:31 when he tallied his fifth goal of the season unassisted. Northwestern’sAaron Stolberg cut the lead to 2-1 with less than six minutes remaining in thecontest. Notre Dame dominated the contest as the Irish outshot the Wildcats 26-9in the contest. Irish goalkeeper Greg Vehlo went the distance for the Irish as hemade four saves in the game. Matt Russ had eight saves in goal for Northwestern.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 2 2 Northwestern 0 1 1Scoring: ND: Scott Wells (Capasso, Koloskov), 65:26; ND: Ben Bocklage,69:31; NU: Aaron Stolberg (Barnett), 84:34 ND NIU Shots: 26 9 Saves: 4 8 Fouls: 19 17 Corners: 5 10
DETROIT 1, NOTRE DAME 0 September 15, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — RichardGerspacher’s header into the net 26:10 into the contest was the only scoreDetroit needed as the Titans snapped a six-game losing streak to Notre Dame witha 1-0 victory over the Titans. The win was only the second ever for Detroit inthe 13 meetings between the two schools and the first since 1990. The loss forNotre Dame was its fifth in the last seven games. Detroit held an 8-6 shotadvantage in the first half, but the Irish dominated shooting statistics in thefinal 45-minute stanza as they outshot the Titans 16-6. Notre Dame had severalscoring opportunities, most notably with 6:36 left in the game when junior ChrisMathis missed a penalty kick that went over the crossbar. Both goalies came upwith some big saves. Irish freshman Greg Velho had a career-high eight saves inthe game.
1 2 F Detroit 1 0 1 Notre Dame 0 0 0Scoring: DU: Richard Gerspacher, 26:20 ND DU Shots: 22 17 Saves: 8 8 Fouls: 26 39 Corners: 5 3
NOTRE DAME 3, GEORGETOWN 2 October 8, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — NotreDame got a much-needed BIG EAST win as the Irish scored two goals in the secondhalf en route to a 3-2 victory over the Hoyas. The victory snapped a three-gamelosing streak in league play for Notre Dame. Ben Bocklage and Chris Mathis eachhad a goal and an assist to lead the Irish. Georgetown took a 1-0 lead 13:40 intothe contest when Raul Ferrer headed in a Ben McKnight feed to put the Hoyas up1-0. Tony Capasso tied the game at 1-1 at the 40:40 when he drilled a KonstantinKoloskov pass into the net. Mathis gave the Irish a 2-1 lead when he knocked in ashot from the top of the box off a Bocklage assist at the 49:28 mark and then thetwo combined for a goal at 63:24 as Bocklage connected from the top of the box.Greg Velho tied his career-high with eight saves in the contest.
1 2 F Georgetown 1 1 2 Notre Dame 1 2 3Scoring: GU: Raul Ferrer (McKnight), 13:04; ND: Tony Capasso (Koloskov),40:40; ND: Chris Mathis (Bocklage), 49:28; ND: Ben Bocklage (Mathis), 63:24; GU:Tom Greaser (Ascunce), 68:24 ND GU Shots: 12 21 Saves: 8 8 Fouls: 16 14 Corners: 2 8
NOTRE DAME 1, PROVIDENCE 0 October 14, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — BenBocklage’s strike from five yards 3:38 into the second half lifted Notre Dame toa 1-0 BIG EAST win over Providence in the first-ever meeting between the twoschools. Forward Bill Lanza, making his first appearance since the Indiana gameon September 22 because of a hip injury, assisted on Bocklage’s goal. The Irishoutshot the Friars 22-9 in the contest. Providence keeper goalkeeper made 12saves in the contest. Greg Velho made four saves in the game as he recorded hissecond career shutout. The game marked the fifth shutout at Alumni Field in ’95.
1 2 F Providence 0 0 0 Notre Dame 0 0 1Scoring: ND: Ben Bocklage (Lanza), 48:38 ND PC Shots: 22 9 Saves: 4 12 Fouls: 18 14 Corners: 10 9
ST. JOHN’S 6, NOTRE DAME 0 October 17, 1995 Jamaica, NY — Notre Damesuffered its worst defeat since the 1985 season as the Irish dropped a 6-0decision on the road at St. John’s to mark the first-ever meeting between the twoschools. Freshman Medufia Kulego scored his first career hat trick to lead theRed Storm in the win. All three of Kulego’s goals came in the second half. St.John’s led 2-0 at the intermission. Notre Dame played a man down for the final 35minutes of the contest when Matt Mahoney was red-carded and forced to leave thegame. St. John’s outshot the Irish 23-6 in the game as Notre Dame could onlymanage one shot in the first 45 minutes of the game.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 0 0 St. John's 2 4 6Scoring: SJU: Kevin Daly (Hickey), 18:25; SJU: Ricardo Joseph (VanSaun), 32:25; SJU: Medufia Kulego (Parkin), 53:58; SJU: Medufia Kulego (Hickey),62:59; SJU: Jessie Van Saun (Joseph), 63;17; SJU: Medufia Kulego (Triana,Castma), 71:06 ND SJU Shots: 6 23 Saves: 11 3 Fouls: 7 18 Corners: 1 9
WEST VIRGINIA 2, NOTRE DAME 1 October 20, 1995 Morgantown, WV — TheIrish dropped their second straight road BIG EAST road game as West Virginia beatNotre Dame 2-1 in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. TheMountaineers led 1-0 at the half when Keith Gisperto scored on an unassisted goalfrom 20 yards out at the 34:23 mark. Freshman Ben Bocklage tied the score 6:24into the second half taking a feed from Brian Engesser. Humberto Ramirez knockedin the game winner for the Mountaineers on an assist from Gisparto as he beatIrish goalkeeper Peter Van de Ven from 35 yards out. Notre Dame outshot WestVirginia 12-10 in the game.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 1 1 West Virginia 1 1 2Scoring: WVU: Keith Gisparto, 34:23; ND: Ben Bocklage (Engesser), 51:24;WVU: Numberto Ramirez (Gisparto), 64:18 ND WVU Shots: 12 10 Saves: 4 6 Fouls: 19 11 Corners: 5 3
PITTSBURGH 3, NOTRE DAME 0 October 22, 1995 Pittsburgh, PA — NotreDame lost its third straight BIG EAST game as the Irish dropped a 3-0 decision onthe road at Pittsburgh. The Panthers scored once in the first half and twice inthe second half and limited the Irish to just three shots on goal in the contest.Drew Kopp put the Panthers up 1-0 16:56 into the contest with an unassisted goal.The score remained at 1-0 until the 47:38 mark of the game when Phil Matillaheaded in a shot he rebounded off of Notre Dame goalie Greg Velho. JasonPiombino scored Pitt’s final goal off a corner kick with 4:25 left to go in thecontest.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 0 0 Pittsburgh 1 2 3Scoring: PU: Drew Kopp (Porter), 16:56; PU: Phil Matilla, 47:38; PU:Jason Piombino, 85:35 ND PU Shots: 3 7 Saves: 4 2 Fouls: 27 19Corners: 5 4
NOTRE DAME 4, WESTERN MICHIGAN 0 October 26, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — The Irish snapped their three-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over Michigan.The victory marked the sixth shutout at Alumni Field in ’95. Notre Dame scoredtwo goals in both halves and outshot the Broncos by a 26-12 margin. Tony Capassogot the Irish on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal at the 27:44 mark.Bill Lanza connected on feeds from Bill Savarino and Ben Bocklage with 10 minutesto play in the first half. Konstantin Koloskov gave Notre Dame a 3-0 lead in thecontest with a score off a Bocklage assist at the 51:53 mark. Notre Dame’s finalgoal was scored when a Western Michigan defender knocked in a Koloskov pass infront of the net that was intended for Bocklage. Freshman Gerick Short made hisfirst career start and made five saves in net. Western Michigan goalie KevinKlein made 14 saves in goal.
1 2 F Western Michigan 0 0 0 Notre Dame 2 2 4Scoring: ND: Tony Capasso, 27:44; ND: Bill Lanza (Savarino, Bocklage),35:00; ND: Konstantin Koloskov (Bocklage), 51:53; ND: OWN GOAL, 59:59 ND WMU Shots: 26 12 Saves: 7 14 Fouls: 19 19 Corners: 6 4
CONNECTICUT 4, NOTRE DAME 0 October 29, 1995 Storrs, CT — JeffDiMaria scored three goals to lead Connecticut to a 4-0 win over the Irish. Theloss eliminated Notre Dame from BIG EAST Tournament qualification. It was NotreDame’s fourth straight BIG EAST loss and third time in the last five games thatthe Irish were shut out. DiMaria gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead at the half. Hescored his first goal at the 30:47 mark connecting from four yards out off anassist from Ted Sherry. Less than nine minutes later, DiMaria connected againfrom 15 yards out off feeds from Maurizio Rocha and Dave Rinaldi. DiMaria scoredhis third of the game 6:48 into the second half when he kicked in a loose ballthree yards in front of the net. Ryan Crowley scored Connecticut’s fourth goalseven yards out off a Sherry pass with 8:51 left in the contest. The Huskiesoutshot the Irish 16-11 in the contest. Connecticut goalkeeper Robb Meyers madeeight saves in the game.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 0 0 Connecticut 2 2 4Scoring: UC: Jeff DiMaria (Sherry), 30:47; UC: Jeff DiMaria (Rocha,Rinaldi), 39:16; UC: Jeff DiMaria , 51:48; UC: Chris Crowley (Sherry), 81:09 ND UC Shots: 11 16 Saves: 2 8 Fouls: 19 25 Corners: 1 2
NOTRE DAME 4, VILLANOVA 1 November 3, 1995 Notre Dame, IN — NotreDame head coach Mike Berticelli got his 250th career win as the Irish beatVillanova 4-1 at Alumni Field in the final BIG EAST regular season game for bothteams. Bill Lanza had three assists in the contest, while Ben Bocklage had a goaland an assist. After a scoreless first half played in bitter cold weather andamid snow flurries, Chris Mathis put the Irish up 1-0 3:24 into the second halfoff a Lanza assist. Lanza assisted on Notre Dame’s second goal that came at the52:12 mark when Bocklage scored from eight yards out. Tony Capasso netted thethird Irish goal of the game at the 67:56 mark when he drilled a shot from thetop of the penalty box off a Bocklage feed. Villanova’s Doug Nevins cut theWildcat deficit to 3-1 when he tallied an unassisted goal at 70:44. KonstantinKoloskov scored the game’s final goal at the 83:31 when he took a Lanza assistand shot it past Wildcat goalie Matt Westfall.
1 2 F Villanova 0 1 1 Notre Dame 0 4 4Scoring: ND: Chris Mathis (Lanza), 48:24; ND: Ben Bocklage (Lanza),52:12; ND: Tony Capasso (Bocklage), 67:56; VU: Doug Nevins, 70:44; ND: KonstantinKoloksov (Lanza), 83:31 ND VU Shots: 19 12 Saves: 4 6 Fouls: 20 17 Corners: 4 6
WISCONSIN 3, NOTRE DAME 0 November 5, 1995 Madison, WI — Notre Dameconcluded the 1995 campaign with a 3-0 loss at Wisconsin in the final regularseason game for both teams. With the loss, Notre Dame ended the season with a9-10 overall mark and was 4-7 record in the BIG EAST. Bryan Grimm scored twogoals in the first half to lead the Badgers. Grimm scored his first goal 9:50into the contest off a Gentile assist and then tallied his second goal off a LarsHansen feed at 37:21. Hansen scored the game’s final goal unassisted at the 66:32mark in the game. Wisconsin outshot Notre Dame 18-6 in the game, including an11-1 shot advantage at halftime. Notre Dame goalie Peter Van de Ven made sixsaves in the game.
1 2 F Notre Dame 0 0 0 Wisconsin 2 1 3Scoring: UW: Byran Grimm (Gentile), 9:50; UW: Bryan Grimm (Hansen),37:21; UW: Lars Hansen, 66:32;ND UW Shots: 6 18 Saves: 6 3 Fouls: 23 10Corners: 3 14