Highlights of Another College Cup Run: 2009

December 7, 2008: #1 Irish Fall To #5 North Carolina In Waning Minutes Of NCAA Title Game, 2-1.
The Irish came close to earning their third national championship but North Carolina’s Casey Nogueira netted the game-winning goal at 87:54.

July 7, 2009: Notre Dame Announces 2009 Women’s Soccer Schedule
Fighting Irish will play host to North Carolina Sept. 4 at Alumni Stadium in rematch of last year’s NCAA College Cup final.


Junior midfielder Lauren Fowlkes hopes to lead the Irish to a National title.



August 11, 2009: Irish Are Unanimous Choice To Win 2009 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Divisional Title
Henderson tabbed Preseason Offensive Player of the Year; Barg, Fowlkes, Rosen earn all-conference status.

August 17, 2009: Notre Dame Fall Sports Preview: Women’s Soccer
Reigning NCAA national runner-up Fighting Irish return 19 monogram winners, seven starters from last year’s 26-1 club.

September 3, 2009: Are You Ready? #2 Irish Play Host To #1 North Carolina Friday Night
College soccer superpowers set to meet on opening night of the 17th annual Inn at Saint Mary’s Classic (7:30 p.m. ET, live audio/stats at UND.com).

September 4, 2009: #2 Irish Blanked In Alumni Stadium Debut
Notre Dame returns to action Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (ET), playing host to Wisconsin-Milwaukee on final day of Inn at Saint Mary’s Classic.

September 29, 2009: Women’s Soccer Duo Earns National Honors
Fowlkes and Schuveiller recognized for performances in pair of wins last weekend.

October 9, 2009: Irish Blast Past Rutgers, 1-0, In A Battle Of Top-10 Ranked Teams
Lauren Fowlkes scores the game-winning goal for the Irish.

October 24, 2009: #6/7 Irish Clinch BIG EAST Division Title With 2-0 Win Over Villanova
Notre Dame tallies pair of second-half goals to win 13th regular-season title in 15-year BIG EAST affiliation.


Notre Dame and North Carolina meet up again in NCAA Championship play.



November 5, 2009: Notre Dame Has Award-Winning Night At The Annual BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Banquet
Notre Dame boasts five honorees including two major award winners.

November 8, 2009: Notre Dame Overcomes Marquette, 2-1, To Claim The 2009 BIG EAST Tournament Title
Amanda Clark’s game-winning goal propels the Irish to their 11th BIG EAST title game victory.

November 13, 2009: Depth Proves Decisive As #5 Irish Claim NCAA Opener, 5-0 Over IUPUI
Late first-half surge from Notre Dame’s second unit propels Irish into round-of-32 for 16th consecutive season.

November 15, 2009: Irish Blast Past Central Michigan, 6-1
Melissa Henderson netted four goals to lead Notre Dame into the NCAA Championship Round of 16.

November 20, 2009: #5 Irish Come Up Roses, As Augustin Goal Sends Notre Dame To NCAA Quarterfinals
Notre Dame advances to the College Cup for the fourth consecutive year.

November 27, 2009: Irish Score Two Goals In A One Minute Span To Take Down Florida State, 2-0
1-0 win over Oregon State propels Irish to sixth consecutive quarterfinal berth, and fourth NCAA tourney meeting with Florida State in as many years (date/time TBD).

December 2, 2009: Irish And Tar Heels Set To Square Off In NCAA Championship Semifinals
The rivals will meet on Friday, Dec. 4 at 8:00 p.m.