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SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. – Notre Dame returns to Alumni Stadium for an ACC game against Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 21. The game will be broadcast on ACCNX.

NOTRE DAME vs. VIRGINIA TECH
Location: South Bend, Indiana | Alumni Stadium
Feed: ACCNX
Live Stats: Click Here
Twitter updates: @NDMenSoccer
Playing Notes: vs. Virginia Tech

THE VIRGINIA TECH SERIES

• The Irish and the Hokies will meet on the pitch for the 14th time on Friday evening.

• Notre Dame and Virginia Tech shared the duel, as the series record is 6-6-1.

• The Hokies won the final game by beating Notre Dame in overtime at Blacksburg 2-1.

THE LAST TIME

• The Irish won 4-2 away to Chicago, beating UIC in midweek.

• Matthew Roou led the Irish attack with two goals, scoring the first brace of his career.

• Notre Dame’s other two goals came from Kyle Genenbacher and Mitch Ferguson.

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 6-0-0 when they score first in games this season.

• Twelve different Notre Dame players have scored a goal this season.

• Fifteen of Notre Dame’s 25 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.

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.

• Forty-nine 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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