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Irish draw with Northwestern

No. 2 Nortre Dame 1, No. 16 Northwestern 1, 2OT

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame saw its 1-0 halftime lead disappear less than five minutes into the second half and the second-ranked Fighting Irish wound up in a 1-1 draw with No. 16 Northwestern in men's soccer action on Tuesday evening at a soggy Alumni Stadium.

The match, which featured rain for most of the first half, started out slowly and neither team produced a solid scoring chance until the 37th minute when Irish left back Max Lachowecki deposited his second goal of the season. Forward Leon Brown started the sequence when he played the ball to midfielder Evan Panken on the right side of the pitch and he delivered a cross to Lachowecki, who scored from close range.

Notre Dame (7-0-5) upped the offensive pressure in the second half and it almost paid off in the opening minute of the stanza when forward Harrison Shipp attacked from the left side and put his shot on frame from six yards away, but Wildcat goalkeeper Tyler Miller made a diving stop.

Northwestern (8-3-2) notched the equalizer in the 50th minute on just its second shot on goal of the match. The tally came off the foot of midfielder Cole Missimo after he weaved past three Irish defenders in the penalty box and placed his shot dead center into the back of the goal.

The Fighting Irish controlled the majority of the possession for the remainder of the match, but could not net the decisive goal. Notre Dame outshot Northwestern 14-2 in the second half and 22-6 for the match. Shipp nearly curled a shot into the far post from 20 yards out in the 56th minute and freshman midfielder Brandon Aubrey just missed on two header attempts, which came off of set pieces.

Notre Dame had the game's only five shots of the extra periods. The best chance of overtime - and arguably the best chance of the match that didn't go in - occurred in the 100th minute when Irish forward Vince Cicciarelli headed the ball on frame and Wildcat defender Grant Wilson cleared it off the line.

Senior goalkeeper Patrick Wall made one save for Notre Dame, while Miller finished with four stops for the Wildcats. The Irish held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.

No. 4 Maryland 5, Marshall 0

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Senior Patrick Mullins scored two goals as No. 4 Maryland  defeated Marshall 5-0 at Ludwig Field on Tuesday night.

The Terrapins (6-2-5) relentlessly attacked the Thundering Herd (2-7-4) from the opening whistle and held a 16-6 shot advantage in the match. The Terps’ five-goal win was their highest margin of victory this season.

Junior Dan Metzger put the Terps on the board in the 19th minute, one timing a rocket into the back of the net from 35 yards away. The goal was Metzger’s first of the season.

The Terps took a 2-0 lead off a Mullins’ penalty kick in the 22nd minute. Sophomore Tsubasa Endoh was fouled in the box and Mullins, the ACC co-player of the week, slotted home the ensuing spot kick for his ninth goal of the season.

Sophomore David Kabelik made it 3-0 in the 44th minute when his 12-yard shot deflected off a Marshall defender and into the net. It was his second goal of the season.

The only trouble for the Terps came at the end of the first half when senior Jake Pace was sent off with a red card following a confrontation with a Marshall defender.

Even with 10 men, the Terps peppered the Marshall goal for most of the second half. Mullins notched his second tally in the 71st minute when junior Jereme Raley sent in a brilliant ball from the right wing that went from Mullins head to the back of the net.

The tally moved Mullins to sixth all-time in career goals at Maryland with 38, tied with Shane Dougherty.

Freshman Ryan Reid finished off the scoring in the 88th minute after some combination play from Raley and senior Widner Saint Cyr. Reid buried Saint Cyr’s cross with his head for his first career goal.

“It was good to see a pretty complete performance tonight,” Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski said. “We haven’t won in the last couple of games and while we’ve played well and have been satisfied with the results, we wanted to get that winning feeling back.

“We wanted to get out from that first whistle and show Marshall that we respect them and we are going to put out a good effort and we did.”

No. 7 Louisville 3, Indiana 0

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Seventh-ranked Louisville pushed its unbeaten streak to eight games with a dominating 3-0 road victory against Indiana on Tuesday night at Armstrong Stadium.

With their seventh win in the past eight matches, the Cardinals improved to 9-2-1 on the season, while the reigning NCAA champion Hoosiers dropped to 4-8-1 overall. In the past eight matches against Indiana under the guidance of head coach Ken Lolla, Louisville is 4-3-1 overall, including wins in two of the last three.

"I thought Indiana made it hard on us early on and we survived their pressure," Lolla said. "We got some really timely goals, but defensively, we were solid and didn't give them too many good looks. The ones that they had, Joachim [Bell] was very good."

The Louisville defense led the way in Tuesday's triumph on a rainy and windy night in Bloomington as junior goalkeeper Joachim Ball had a career-high seven saves in clinching the seventh shutout of the season for both he and the Cardinals. Entering the week ranked ninth in the nation in goals against average (0.53), the Cardinals have allowed only one goal in the last seven matches.

Offensively, senior Zack Foxhoven and sophomore Marlon Hairston had their best performances of the season with each player scoring one goal and adding one assist in the victory. Junior captain Daniel Keller added a goal, while sophomore Ricardo Velazco chipped in with an assist for the Cardinals, who have scored three or more goals five times during the current eight-game unbeaten streak.

Overall, Louisville finished with 16-12 advantage in shots, including an 8-7 edge in shots on goal. Both teams were whistled for 13 fouls each, while Indiana managed a 7-2 advantage in corner kick chances.

No. 22 Furman 2, No. 9 Clemson 1

CLEMSON, S.C. — In a battle of two top-25 teams, Furman defeated Clemson 2-1 on Tuesday night. With the win, Furman improves to 9-1-2 overall, while Clemson is now 8-3-2 this season. 

Furman scored first at the 17:26 mark. Bobby Edet passed the ball to Tyler Peoples on the left side of the box. He sent a diagonal shot into the netting for his fifth goal of the season. 

The Paladins took a 2-0 lead at the beginning of the second half in the 50th minute. Martin Ontiveros sent a free kick to the front of the goal from the left corner of the box. Michael Gandier headed the ball in the netting from just inside the goalie box as he scored his first goal of the season.

Clemson narrowed the lead in the 61st minute. Jack Metcalf sent a pass from the back springing the Tigers’ Iain Smith free on a run creating a one-on-one situation with the Paladin’s goalkeeper Sven Lissek. Smith drove inside the box and played the ball through Lissek’s legs and into the goal. This was Smith’s first goal of the season.

Clemson outshot Furman 14-5 and had nine corner kicks compared to Furman’s one. The Tigers were also without the services of their leading scorer Thomas McNarmara, who was serving a mandatory one-game suspension for a red card he received last Friday night.

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