Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Irish's Big East domination is over
by Paul Kennedy, November 1st, 2010 4:39AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women

MOST COMMENTED

[NOTRE DAME-CONNECTICUT WOMEN] Notre Dame's NCAA Division I-record 77-match unbeaten streak (72-0-5) against conference opponents was snapped Sunday when the Irish fell to Connecticut, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.

The loss was also the first by the Irish against a Big East opponent at home in 100 consecutive matches, dating back to the Huskies' 5-4 overtime win over Notre Dame on Oct. 6, 1995.

Elise Fugowski scored both goals for Connecticut on Sunday, breaking through in the 59th minute and then adding an insurance goal off a Fighting Irish defensive miscue with exactly 17 minutes to play.

Goalkeeper Jessica Dulski was sensational, recording three point-blank saves in the final 11 minutes to preserve the victory.

"This was clearly a case of one team coming into a playoff game wanting it right from the opening whistle, and one team just going through the motions," Notre Dame coach Randy Waldrum said. "UConn had that sense of urgency and for whatever reason, we didn't have the mental strength and focus to compete today, and that's on me as much as anyone -- I didn't do a very good job of preparing us to play."

TRIVIA: Notre Dame's 77-match unbeaten streak against conference opponents was the fourth-longest run across all divisions in NCAA history -- the three longer ones are by Division III programs: an active 112-match run by Hardin-Simmons, a 101-match streak by Oneonta State from 1999-2007 and a 93-match string by Wheaton (Mass.) from 2000-08.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Virginia upsets No. 1 seed Notre Dame    
No. 16 seed Virginia upset top-seeded and defending champion Notre Dame, 1-0, to move into the ...
Providence advances to final eight for first time    
A Markus Naglestad 30-yard free kick goal late in the second half gave No. 11 Providence ...
UMBC, the ACC giant slayer, strikes again    
UMBC won its third straight game on the road against current and former ACC giants, following ...
Texas A&M completes Women's College Cup field    
Texas A&M got two goals from Allie Bailey to defeat Penn State, 2-1, and advance to ...
NCAA Division I Men's Tournament schedule    
Play resumes in the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Sunday with the round of 16. Four ...
Keeper Campbell wins shootout for Stanford    
Stanford goalkeeper Jane Campbell scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give Stanford a ...
Seminoles return to College Cup for fourth year in a row    
Second-ranked Florida State is headed back to the Women's College Cup for the fourth year in ...
Virginia stuns top seed UCLA in quarterfinals    
Virginia gained revenge for its defeat to UCLA in last year's Women's College Cup semifinals with ...
Anteaters stun Cardinal with first win in nine meetings    
[STANFORD-UC IRVINE: Men] Michael Sperber scored the first goal of his career in the 97th minute ...
Musketeers advance on 'legendary day'    
[INDIANA-XAVIER: Men] Xavier beat No. 5 seed Indiana for the first time with a 2-1 win ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives