Notre Dame Women's Soccer | Nov. 15, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
Throughout its storied women's soccer history, Notre Dame has been virtually unbeatable at home in the NCAA Championship. Freshman midfielder Morgan Andrews (Milford, N.H./Milford) made sure history wasn't going to change on Friday.
Playing in her first career NCAA postseason match, Andrews scored a pair of goals late in the first half to help propel No. 23/19 Notre Dame past No. RV/25 Iowa, 4-1 in an NCAA Championship first-round contest on a chilly Friday night before a crowd of 1,154 fans at Alumni Stadium.
With the victory, the Fighting Irish improves to 46-3 all-time at home in NCAA tournament play (7-0 at Alumni Stadium) and advances to the second round of the NCAA Championship on Nov. 22, where they will face Western Michigan, a 1-0 winner at No. 8/6 (and second-seeded) Marquette on Friday night. Notre Dame and WMU will play at a time and place to be determined following the completion of this weekend's first-round matches.