Kit Loughran, The Observer | September 23, 2015
The Irish shut out Michigan State to rebound from a two-game losing streak Tuesday night at the DeMartin Soccer Complex.
No. 14 Notre Dame (5-2-1) took to the net right away to shut out the Spartans, 4-0. Michigan State (3-3-1) and Notre Dame had 12 shots each, but the Irish managed seven shots on goal to the Spartan’s four.
“It definitely is nice to get another shut out and get back our confidence defensively, which will hopefully continue to grow,” senior tri-captain and midfielder Patrick Hodan said.
The Irish scored the game-winning goal less than 90 seconds into the match. Sophomore forward Jon Gallagher brought the ball down the left side, delivering a cross toward graduate student tri-captain and defender Max Lachowecki in the middle of the field. Lachowecki lunged for a diving header and directed the ball into the right corner of the net, putting the Irish up, 1-0.