SOUTH CURVE, Ind. – The Irish, six-game winners in a row, close the regular-season home game list with a decisive clash against No.18 Duke at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, October 22 at Alumni Stadium. The Senior Night ceremony will take place before the match. The match will be broadcast on ACCNX.
THE DUC SERIES
• The Irish and Blue Devils meet on the pitch for the 15th time on Friday night.
• The Irish lead the series with a 9-4-1 score.
• Notre Dame is unbeaten against Duke at home, posting a 6-0-1 record in the series.
• The most recent clash of the series took place last season in Durham on March 12, resulting in a 2-0 victory for the Irish.
• The Irish beat UIC by a final score of 3-0 in a midweek game at Alumni Stadium, with all three ND goals coming in the second half.
• Reese Mayer, Matthew Roou and Jack Lynn each scored one goal and Dawson McCartney had two assists.
• Notre Dame recorded her fourth consecutive clean sheet in the victory.
• The victory gave the Irish six consecutive wins and eight in their last nine outings.
KEEP IT CLEAN
• Notre Dame’s defense picked up in the second half of the season, posting four straight clean sheets heading into Friday’s game, spanning 376 minutes of play.
• The Irish have seven shutouts this season, with Bryan Dowd in goals for four and Thomas Deslonchamps recording three.
• Opponents have scored several goals in just three of 14 appearances this season.
• The Irish are on a six-game winning streak in the ranked game against Duke on Friday.
• The six-game winning streak is the longest in the Chad Riley era and the most winning streak since the start of the 2017 season with six wins.
• Notre Dame has allowed a total of one goal in the current winning streak and has scored multiple goals in five of six games.
• The Irish have developed a habit of standing out in the 2021 season, scoring the first goal in 11 of 14 appearances.
• Notre Dame has dominated its opponents by a total of 15-4 in the first half this season.
• The Irish have scored one goal in the first 10 minutes of play in five matches in the 2021 campaign, for a total of eight in that span.
LYNN LINE THE LINE
• Lynn was Notre Dame’s representative on the CCA Preseason Watchlist and was recently ranked 33rd in TopDrawerSoccer’s Top 100 Mid-Season Player Rankings.
• Lynn is the pace of all active Irish players in career goals with 28 goals in his career at Notre Dame.
• The senior leads the team in goals (7) and points (17) during the year.
• Lynn has scored six goals in his last eight games.
• The forward has seven goals and three assists in 13 games he has played this season.
• In the final game of the fall 2020 regular season, Lynn recorded the first hat trick of his career, scoring three times in the first half in the 4-1 win over Louisville.
• The forward has enjoyed an exceptional campaign in 2019, scoring a career-high 10 goals to lead the Irish attack.
• Lynn has led the Irish in goals and points each of the past two seasons.
• Nineteen different Irish players have scored at least one point this season, with the team scoring 102 this season.
• Thirteen players have scored one goal in 13 matches, nine of which have scored multiple goals.
• The Irish have 36 assists, placing them sixth in the country.
• Dawson McCartney leads the Irish with five assists while Paddy Burns and Daniel Russo are tied for second with four apiece. Lynn, Ethan O’Brien, and Matthew McLaughlin each have three.
CHILDREN ARE OK
• The Irish received significant contributions from the 2021 freshman class.
• Thirteen of Notre Dame’s 38 goals were scored by freshmen.
• Matthew Roou is second on the team in goals scored with six while Eno Nto is third on the team with five goals to his name.
• Michael Rossi scored two goals in his debut season.
• Josh Ramsey has played all 14 games, including 13 starts for Notre Dame this season as center-back.
• Nto and Roou both scored goals in their first career starts, in the 2-0 win over NIU.
• Kyle Genenbacher has also recorded minutes in 13 appearances this season.
• Mohamed Omar and Philip Quinton will share the role of Fighting Irish skipper for the 2021 season.
• Omar has been a staple as a central defensive midfielder for the past three seasons. His 2020-21 campaign was cut short due to an injury that sidelined him for most of the spring.
• Omar has accumulated 59 appearances for the Irish in four seasons, scoring five goals and adding three assists in his career.
• Quinton has been a mainstay of Notre Dame’s defense for four seasons as center-back.
• The 6-foot-6 defender has been the anchor of the Irish backline for the past two seasons. Quinton scored the first two goals of his career at Notre Dame this season, against Virginia Tech and Purdue Fort Wayne.