Notre Dame Men's Soccer | Dec. 1, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
It was a heavyweight fight with both teams exchanging blows and No. 3 Notre Dame came out with the 4-2 victory over No. 14 Wake Forest in the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Round of 16 Sunday evening at Alumni Stadium.
Notre Dame (14-1-6) will play host to Michigan State at 7 p.m. (ET) Saturday in the tournament's quarterfinal round. The Fighting Irish defeated the Spartans, 2-0, Nov. 5 in East Lansing, Mich.
Wake Forest (10-6-5) struck first when Michael Gamble took a cross from Sean Okoli and scored from close range in the 12th minute. The Fighting Irish responded less than two minutes later as a short corner kick was played to Patrick Hodan, who dribbled his way into the penalty box and drilled home a low-angle shot for his eighth tally of the season. Hodan, a sophomore midfielder, has scored a goal in each of the last four games.