One day after knocking off #7 ranked Christian Brothers College, Peoria Notre Dame fell 3-0 to national power Chaminade College Prep on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis.
PND surrendered two goals off set pieces, one off a corner in the first half and then a free kick from just outside the box in the second half. Chaminade capped the scoring late in the match with a low shot to the far post by freshman Tommy Barlow. Chaminade finished with a slight 5 to 4 advantage in shots on goal.
PND’s best scoring chance came in the first half when senior forward Vince Cicciarelli blasted a shot off the near post.
Final Score: ND 0, CCP 3
Halftime Score: ND 0, CCP 1
Shots on Goal: ND 4, CCP 5
Corners: ND 1, CCP 5
Fouls: ND 18, CCP 6
Offsides: ND 1, CCP 1
Goals: Barringhaus 17:00 (corner), Heet 49:00 (free kick), Barlow 65:37
The following is an excerpt from the Peoria Journal Star Preps Daily article.
7. That’s the national ranking of the St. Louis Christian Brothers College boys soccer team, according to ESPN RISE.
That also is the number of times the Cadets — who play host Friday night to No. 33 Notre Dame — have won a Missouri state championship.
The match between the two nationally ranked sides, scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. in St. Louis, is one of four highlighted in ESPN RISE’s matches to watch this week.
Last year, the teams played to a 1-1 draw at Notre Dame, with Jeff Cassidy’s 49th minute goal pulling the Irish level on their home turf.
This time, ND coach Mike Bare believes his team is ready to take the next step in the long path toward national prominence.
It also doesn’t hurt that the Irish have a pair of Division I strikers leading the offense, in Vince Cicciarelli (committed to Notre Dame) and Cody Gilfillan (committed to Bradley).
“We want to make our mark nationally. We want to be in the top 25,” said Bare, whose team will face perennial power St. Louis Chaminade — the 2001 national champions — at noon Saturday.
“We’ve talked about getting over that hurdle and beating these types of teams,” Bare said. “We know it’s a challenge, but it’s a challenge we want and I know they’re ready for it.”
Notre Dame’s Josh Swank, left, and Chaminade’s Wes McDonald collide in the second half Saturday night at Shea Stadium in Peoria.
Notre Dame falls 2-1 to Chaminade College Prep
By JOSH WESSLER
Peoria Journal Star
For the second night in a row, the Notre Dame boys soccer team found itself among the nation’s elite.
And for the second night in a row, the Irish came away with a positive result.
Facing one of the nation’s premier prep teams in Chaminade College Prep, the host Irish more than held their own Saturday night at Shea Stadium.
And while the end result wasn’t the one that they had hoped for coming in, ND’s 2-1 loss to the defending Missouri state champs could go a long way in helping the Irish close the gap as they look to put themselves in the same category as the Red Devils, who are ranked No. 7 in the nation by ESPN RISE.
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