Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Soccer Team off to Strong Start

While the entire Irish nation has watched the university’s football team fall to an embarrassing 0-3 record, the men’s soccer team has quietly attained the #3 ranking in the country. Through the first 5 games of the season, Notre Dame’s real “fútbol” team has notched three victories to go along with one tie and one loss. Included in the team’s string of victories is a season opening win against then #1 UCLA. Returning a strong group of players from a team that reached the NCAA quarterfinals a year ago, the Irish have set a goal of going even farther into the tournament this year.

This weekend, when the Irish football team will still be trying to score their first offensive touchdown of the season, the men’s soccer team will be on the road against Big East foes Villanova and Rutgers.

It’s never a good sign when a school’s soccer team is outscoring the offensive players of its football team, but that is exactly what has happened thus far this season, as the soccer team has scored a total of 7 goals, while the football team has only been able to muster up a measly 6 points.

Although this may not be the team most Irish fans were hoping to do well this season, the soccer team still deserves praise. Maybe Taco Bell should have a “Nacho Day” in its honor instead.

Go Irish!

Mike Corgan

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