SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. – The Irish wrap up their home portion of the regular season schedule at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in a midweek matchup against Michigan for Senior Night. The Senior Night ceremony will take place before the competition. The match will be televised on ACCN.
THE MICHIGAN SERIES
• The Irish and Wolverines will meet on the pitch for the 22nd time on Tuesday night.
• Notre Dame holds a sizable lead in the all-time series with a 14-3-4 record against Michigan.
• The Irish won the most recent match, winning 3-1 at Ann Arbor in the 2021 campaign.
THE LAST TIME
• The Irish beat Virginia Tech at Alumni Stadium 1-0 in an ACC game on Friday 21 October.
• Paddy Burns converted from the spot for the only goal of the game to give Notre Dame the win.
• Notre Dame had seven shots on target while keeping the Hokies to zero shots on target in 90 minutes of play.
FIRST HALF DOMINANCE
• The Irish lead their opponents 15-5 in the first 45 minutes of play this season.
• Notre Dame have conceded just three goals from open play in the first half of matches this season, with the other two coming from penalties.
• The Irish are currently 5-0-0 when they hold a half-time lead.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
• Of the 16 Notre Dame players to leave this season, nine were freshmen or sophomores.
• The Irish are a perfect 7-0-0 when scoring first in games this season.
• Twelve different Notre Dame players have scored a goal this season.
• Fifteen of Notre Dame’s 26 goals this season have come from freshmen or sophomores.
• Eight players have registered multiple assists in 13 games, with Daniel Russo leading the Irish with four assists this season.
• With a victory against UIC, Chad Riley, men’s football coach for the McFarland family, recorded the 100th victory of his career as head coach.
• Riley is the fifth head coach in program history to reach 100 career wins.
• Fifty of Riley’s wins have come at Notre Dame while 51 have come during his five-year stint at Dartmouth.
#3 RANKED FRESHMAN CLASS IN THE COUNTRY
• The Irish welcome a freshman class of seven players to South Bend, ranked third in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.
• The class includes four players ranked in the IMG top 200, each ranking in the top 100.
• The seven players come from five states combined and one foreign country (Ghana).
• Kelvin Baffour (M), Daniel Boateng (M), Wyatt Borso (F), Owen Cornell (GK), Mitchell Ferguson (D), Sebastian Green (M) and Nicholas Legendre (F) make up the class.
• Notre Dame also welcome Mo Williams to the squad, a Seton Hall graduate transfer defender.