Miami Drops Home Match with Notre Dame
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A couple quick goals made the difference Sunday afternoon at Cobb Stadium, as the University of Miami soccer team dropped a 6-0 contest with Notre Dame.
In the seventh minute, Miami looked to defend a corner kick and was able to clear the ball out of harm’s way.
However, after 55 seconds passed and the ball out for a Miami throw in, play was halted and the officials discussed the previous clearance.
After further discussion, the head official deemed a penalty kick for the Fighting Irish, as Sammi Fisher tallied the opening goal of the match.
Four minutes late, Luisa Delgado connected with Olivia Wingate to give Notre Dame a 2-0 advantage.
In the 19th minute, UM junior goalkeeper Tyler Speaks made an incredible diving save, before corralling another shot by Eva Hurm for two saves in the half.
On her way to a hat trick, Kiki Van Zanten gave the Fighting Irish a 3-0 advantage heading into the break.
Six minutes into the second half, Notre Dame jumped in front 4-0 after Sammi Fisher collected her second of the game.
Moments before a 30-minute weather delay, Van Zantern gave the Fighting Irish a five-goal advantage with 9:31 to play.
Miami will return to action Thursday, Oct. 1 when the Hurricanes head to Winston-Salem, N.C., to face Wake Forest at 7 p.m. The match will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.