Notre Dame Athletics | Dec. 7, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
For the first time in program history the Notre Dame men's soccer team is headed to the College Cup. The third-ranked Fighting Irish used goals from sophomores Evan Panken and Patrick Hodan to defeat No. 11 Michigan State 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship on Saturday evening at a frigid Alumni Stadium.
Notre Dame (15-1-6) will face No. 7 New Mexico at 5 p.m. (ET) Friday in the national semifinals at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Maryland and Virginia will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the other semifinal. Both games will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
"We're very excited to keep dancing," Notre Dame head coach Bobby Clark said. "There's nothing better than dancing in December.
"I'm very happy for this team because they've worked so hard. They are a good team and they are a fun team. They deserve this one."