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A wall sits in ND soccer’s way

November 3rd, 2009
Pre-Game Huddle

Notre Dame huddles up before the sectional final game against U-High

Lemont is supersectional obstacle for defending Class 2A state champs

Peoria Journal Star

They’ve slayed the Lions, caged the Redbirds, grounded the Eagles and turned back the Pioneers.

They’ve battled the elements, trudged through the mud and withstood the efforts of those looking to knock the crown off their heads.

And through it all, the members of the Notre Dame boys soccer team have defended their Class 2A state title against all comers with poise and confidence befitting a champion.

But now, in order to continue their reign, the Irish will have to break through a wall. That wall comes in the form of a stingy Lemont side that has yet to allow a goal in postseason play.

The Irish, who have been shut out only once this season, will attempt to crack the Indians’ defense when the sides meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Notre Dame Supersectional.

The winner will advance to the 2A state semifinals Friday in Naperville to face the winner of the Barrington Supersectional.

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