Friday, December 3, 2010

Irish Soccer -- In National Championship Game!

Randy Waldrum's Fighting Irish beat Ohio State 1-0 today in the Semi-Finals of the College Cup -- Women's Soccer's Final Four -- to advance to Sunday's National Championship game against Stanford!!!  Notre Dame's loan goal was scored by freshman, Mandy Laddish (#2 in photo) -- her second goal of the season.  COULD BE A MOVIE HERE!  The game for the National Championship will be at NOON EST on Sunday -- on ESPN2.  It will match the undefeated and #1 ranked Cardinal of Stanford against the 7th ranked 20-2-2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  Here's a link to the "post game" press conference and the game highlights including the winning goal:  CONGRATULATIONS IRISH!!!!



Utah's Attempt @ "Welcome to Notre Dame"

Notre Dame fans and its opponents fans -- have come to expect to be greeted with the words; "Welcome to Notre Dame" (multiple times) when they attend a football game at Notre Dame Stadium.  The man responsible for this is -- Cappy Gagnon '66 -- Notre Dame's Program Manager, Crowd Control.  Cappy and his team of 857 ushers -- make the "Notre Dame Experience" -- world class and the envy of every opponents' fans who visit.  A letter ran today in the Salt Lake City Tribune -- that spoke to Utah's attempt to "re-create" the Notre Dame experience at their game this past Saturday with BYU.  Thought you would enjoy this!


Irish Women's Soccer On ESPN2 @ 4 PM EST

The 7th ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will take on the 17th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes today in the first Semi-Final game of the Women's College Cup -- the 2010 National Championship!  The game will be televised on ESPN2 -- beginning at 4 PM EST.  It's the fifth straight year that Randy Waldrum's Irish are competing in Women's Soccer "Final Four."  Go IRISH!!!