[LOUISVILLE-NOTRE DAME MEN] Louisville remained perfect in Big East play when the No. 5 Cardinals beat Notre Dame, 2-0, Saturday night before 3,207 fans in Cardinal Park, the third largest crowd ever for a Louisville men's game. They are 5-0-0 in conference play and remained unbeaten overall at 10-0-2.
Louisville finished the first half with a 17-3 shot advantage but could not score on the Irish.
Freshman Dylan Mares broke the deadlock in the 55th minute when he struck a well-placed ball into the left side of the net for his team-leading sixth goal of the season off an assist from Colin Rolfe.
Louisville sealed the win in the 84th minute when Nick DeLeon collected a deep cross-field pass from the right side of the field, dribbled back across the field to avoid defenders and ripped a shot from 25 yards out, surprising Notre Dame keeper Philip Tuttle.