Tony Jones | November 20, 2016
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Offensive Player of the Year Jon Gallagher lived up to his recently earned moniker during a competitive second round NCAA Championship match on Sunday night. Facing a game effort from visiting Loyola, Gallagher notched his 13th goal of the season (fifth game-winner) on a great feed from Mark Gormley in the 78th minute to guide the No. 13 seed University of Notre Dame men's soccer team to a 1-0 win at Alumni Stadium.
Notre Dame (12-6-2) advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 next Sunday, where it will face fourth-seeded Louisville after the Cardinals survived a 2-1 decision in overtime against UCLA in the tournament's second round. The Irish outshot Loyola (14-4-1) 15-6 during the contest, including 8-0 in the first half. The Ramblers did not attempt their first shot in the match until the 62nd minute.