Lynn Stadium was quiet on Saturday, October 1. With a 7:00 p.m. kickoff for women's soccer and an 8:00 p.m. kickoff for football's big game at Clemson fans flocked to their televisions back home, opting out of the soccer game.
The No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated Louisville 2-1 in double overtime.
Almost right off the bat Alison Price headed a shot over the goalkeeper's head and into the net. The goal was Price's second on the season. Niamh Nelson was credited with the assist.
Shortly before halftime the Irish had an opportune chance to score and made the most of it, as they slipped by the defense for the equalizer.
U of L had a few chances in the second half to retake the lead, but most of the shots went wide left. What was on goal was saved by the Notre Dame goalkeeper.
In the first overtime the ball stayed near the back line of defense, as the Cardinals switched to a conservative play style. However, the defense held true.
In the second overtime Notre Dame was awarded a corner kick. The kick found its way into the box and Megan McCashland knocked it through for the win.
The Cards fall to 7-3-2 on the season and 2-1-1 in ACC play while the Irish move up to 8-1-3 and 3-0-1.
Louisville returns to Lynn on Thursday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m., where the Cards hope to bounce back against NC State.