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SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. – The Irish travel to Pittsburgh to face the Panthers in the regular season finale at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, October 28. The game will be broadcast on ACCNX.

NOTRE DAME versus PITT
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Ambrose Urban Field
TV: ACCNX
Live Stats: Click Here
Twitter updates: @NDMenSoccer
Playing Notes: Against Pitt

• The Irish and the Panthers will meet on the pitch for the 32nd time on Friday.

• Notre Dame holds a decisive lead in the all-time series with a record of 20-7-4.

• The Irish emerged victorious in all three meetings last season, winning in extra time in the regular season and in the semi-finals of the ACC tournament and qualified for the College Cup after winning a penalty shoot-out (4-2 ) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

• The Irish ended Pitt’s 19-game winning streak at home the last time they played Pitt in the semi-finals of the ACC tournament, winning 2-0.

THE LAST TIME

• The Irish won a thriller against Michigan 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Alumni Stadium.

• Notre Dame scored twice in the final seven minutes to complete the comeback win.

• Daniel Russo scored all three Irish goals, netting the first hat-trick of his career. All three of his goals came in the second half.

• The Irish outshot Wolverines 19-6 in the match, including 15-1 in the final 45 minutes.

FIRST HALF DOMINANCE

• The Irish lead their opponents 15-6 in the first 45 minutes of play this season.

• Notre Dame have conceded just four free play goals 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

• Notre Dame have won every game in which they have scored multiple goals, going 7-0-0 with two or more goals on the scoreboard in 2022.

• 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.

• Eight players have registered multiple assists in 15 games, with Daniel Russo leading the Irish with four assists this season.

• Of the 16 Notre Dame players to leave this season, nine were freshmen or sophomores.

CLUBS 100

• 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-one 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.



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