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SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. –No. 22 Notre Dame remains on the road, as they travel to Bloomington for an intrastate rivalry game against No. 21 Indiana at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The game will be broadcast on B1G+.

NOTRE DAME vs. INDIANA
Location: Bloomington, Indiana | Bill Armstrong Stadium
Live broadcast: B1G+
Live Stats: Click Here
Twitter updates: @NDMenSoccer
Playing Notes: Against Indiana

THE INDIANA SERIES

• Notre Dame and Indiana will face off Saturday night for the 44th time in series history.

• The two teams meet almost every season but did not play during the 2020-21 campaign due to adjusted schedules for COVID-19.

• The Irish are 10-30-3 against the Hoosiers in the all-time series.

• Although trailing in the series, the rivalry has been much more balanced lately, as the Irish have gone 5-6-2 in their last 13 meetings dating back to the 2010 season.

• The Hoosiers escaped Alumni Stadium with an overtime win in the 2021 campaign in the season opener, claiming a 3-2 win.

• The Irish fought the Hoosiers to a stoppage in Bloomington in the last game, recording a 1-1 draw on September 17, 2019.

LAST TIME OUT

• The Irish went away and beat Michigan State 3-2 at East Lansing.

• Notre Dame’s goals came with headers from Paddy Burns and Sebastian Green in the first half and an own goal from Michigan State in the second half.

• The Irish outscored the hosts 22-15 and dominated much of the game.

• Bryce Boneau picked up the first two assists of his career in the win.

YOUTH MOVEMENT

• Of the 12 Notre Dame players who have started in two games this season, seven have been either freshmen or sophomores.

• Six Irish players made their college debuts in the season opener against Seattle.

• Of the 16 players who have seen the pitch, 10 are either sophomores or freshmen.

• Two of Notre Dame’s four goals and four of their five assists have come from freshmen or sophomores.

BALANCED ATTACK

• Fourteen returning Irish players scored at least one point last season, as the team scored 86 points from last year.

• Ten players have scored one goal in the 2021 campaign, six of whom have scored multiple goals.

• Sophomore Matthew Roou is the 2022 team’s top returning scorer after scoring seven goals in his debut season.

#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.

RETURN 2021

• The Irish are coming off one of their most successful seasons in program history.

• The 2021 team qualified for the College Cup for the second time in history and won the program’s first ACC tournament title.

• Notre Dame finished the season on an eight-game unbeaten streak, posting a 5-0-3 record over that span, all in the playoffs.

• The Irish have conceded just two goals in the last eight games of the year.

• Notre Dame defeated Duke in the ACC Tournament Finals to claim the crown. The Irish haven’t allowed a single goal in four ACC tournament games.

• The season ended in the College Cup semi-finals, as the Irish fell to Clemson on penalties (5-3) in Cary, North Carolina.

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