#10 Irish Outlast Cal Poly 2-1 Behind Farina Brace


Aug. 27, 2017


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by Tony Jones

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - On a scintillating descent weekend to start his comparison season, Jeff Farina remained a matter for a University of Notre Dame men's soccer team. Farina tallied dual goals, including a game-winner in a 101st minute, to lift a No. 10 Irish past Cal Poly 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday to win a 2017 Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament during Alumni Stadium.

Notre Dame (2-0-0) claimed a competition feat around tiebreaker opposite Indiana after a Hoosiers degraded San Diego 1-0 in overtime progressing in a day. With both clubs owning a plus-three domain in idea differential after dual competition wins, Notre Dame was given a tip finish in a eventuality for a eighth time after besting Indiana in a sum idea count, 4-3.

Notre Dame struck fast on a descent in a eighth minute. Kyle Dedrick sprung a conflict before Felicien Dumas embarked on a prolonged run down a left sideline and threaded a picture-perfect pass toward Farina nearby a left post. Farina connected on a lunging header into a behind of a net for a 1-0 Notre Dame lead during 7:08.

Irish goalkeeper Chris Hubbard stood high in net for a generation of a opening half, robbing Cal Poly's (0-2-0) Kaba Alkebulan on a doorstep in a 35th notation to say a one-goal advantage.

Jon Gallagher determined a Notre Dame single-game record with 14 sum shot attempts on a afternoon, including 7 that found goal. The tournament's many superb goalkeeper Simon Boehme was adult to a charge any time opposite a Irish tri-captain, branch aside one of his 12 sum saves of a day in a 58th minute.

A strike off crossbar by Farina in a 60th notation and a ring off a post by Matt Habrowski in a 62nd notation kept Notre Dame usually brazen by one goal. Jack Casey afterwards scarcely extended a lead with a shining behind heel deflection with his left feet in front of a net in a 75th minute, though Boehme done an implausible save to punch a round over a bar.

Cal Poly found an equalizer in a 83rd minute. Hubbard done a sprawling save to his left on a well-taken shot by Jared Pressley, though Jose Rivera was on a stage to finish a spillage for his initial idea of a year during 82:35 and block a diversion during 1-1.

Notre Dame tranquil a run of play by a residue of law and a initial overtime period, though a compare remained 1-1 streamer to a second 10-minute subsidy of additional time. Habrowski helped finish it in a opening notation of double overtime with a feed to Farina in front, and a Notre Dame striker buried his second of a diversion and third idea of a competition during 100:51 to send Alumni Stadium into a frenzy.

Notre Dame earnings to nonconference movement on Sept. 2 during Connecticut. Kickoff during Morrone Stadium in Storrs, Connecticut, is set that night for 7 p.m. (ET).

2017 Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament Awards
Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Jeff Farina, F, ND
Co-Most Outstanding Defensive Players: Felicien Dumas, D, ND/Andrew Gutman, D, IU
Most Outstanding Goalkeeper: Simon Boehme, GK, Cal Poly

All-Tournament Team

Jeff Farina, F, ND
Felicien Dumas, D, ND
Blake Townes, M, ND
Jon Gallagher, F, ND
Andrew Gutman, D, IU
Rece Buckmaster, M, IU
Grant Lillard, D, IU
Simon Boehme, GK, Cal Poly
Christian Enriquez, M, Cal Poly
Josiah Benjamin, D, San Diego
Gustav Brandt, M, San Diego

Play of a Game

Kyle Dedrick pennyless Felicien Dumas adult a left wing in space in a eighth notation and set a wheels in suit for a opening Notre Dame goal. Dumas collected his fourth indicate of a weekend by lacing a strike to Jeff Farina during a nearby post, and Farina met round with conduct for a 1-0 Notre Dame lead during 7:08.

Turning Point

Following Cal Poly's equalizing idea in a 83rd minute, Notre Dame outshot a Mustangs 8-1 for a residue of a diversion before Farina's idea finished a competition in a 101st minute.

Notre Dame Head Coach Bobby Clark

On a competition opening of comparison brazen Jeff Farina...
"He's been fantastic, he was illusory all preseason. When we mislaid him final year (at Louisville) was when we mislaid a initial game, and afterwards we struggled only to put things together. It's good carrying a large male back, and it's tough to take him off a margin for any length of time. To be fair, he and Jon Gallagher are a extensive tandem, both are fantastic. Now a idea is to get a younger boys Ian Aschieris and John Rea adult to it with good examples in front of them."

On other pivotal performers...
"There were a lot of good performances today. we suspicion Blake Townes was unequivocally good for a whole weekend. Matt Habrowski, only such a leader. Patrick Berneski and Matt did unequivocally well. It's good to have Chris Hubbard behind (in goal), he didn't have most to do though he's only steady. Both fullbacks, Sean Dedrick and Felicien Dumas, get brazen and were unequivocally additional attackers, so it was a good weekend. We've only carried on from what we did in a preseason. It was also poetic continue and I'd like to give a drift crew... as a flitting team, full outlines to them for removing a margin ready. This is a best figure this margin has ever been in, and for 4 games in 3 days it still hold together nicely. It was fantastic."

On how a offense fared during a tournament...
"They make chances. When a goalkeeper has 12 saves that's a lot of saves, and a dual goals, so we're removing offense and creation opportunities. We had 4 goals and we consider we could have had more, though as prolonged as we have one some-more than a antithesis I'll settle for that. There's a prolonged deteriorate ahead, though I'm unequivocally happy entrance off this. There are a few things we can learn, though now UConn is a subsequent group up. That's where a concentration is next."

Note of a Game

Notre Dame became a initial group in a story of a Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament to win a eventuality in 3 uninterrupted seasons (2015-17). Only Indiana (2006-07) can join a stream Irish run with back-to-back competition victories during any indicate given 2002.

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Tony Jones, entertainment communications partner executive during a University of Notre Dame, has been partial of a Fighting Irish entertainment communications group given 2012 and coordinates all media efforts for a Notre Dame softball and men's soccer programs. A local of Jamestown, New York, Jones is a 2011 connoisseur of St. Bonaventure University, and before to nearing during Notre Dame hold positions during a University of Louisiana Monroe and with a National Football League's Buffalo Bills.




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