Northwestern men’s soccer pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year on Tuesday night, defeating No. 2 Notre Dame 2-1 in extra time at Toyota Park. Senior Mike Roberge provided the winning tally in the 94th minute.
Northwestern (4-9-1) has struggled mightily this season but is now on a two-game winning streak after beating Rutgers 2-1 on October 14. Notre Dame (10-3-1) outshot the hosts 10-7 but managed to put just three attempts on goal.
Sophomore Shannon Seymour opened the scoring with his first career goal coming in the 25th minute, putting the Wildcats ahead 1-0. The Irish answered back just one minute later through Mark Gormley. The teams went into extra time deadlocked at 1-1.
Four minutes into extra time, junior Elo Ozumba found Roberge on a ball played in from the sideline, and the senior put it in the back of the net for the golden goal. It was his second of the year.
Here’s what head coach Tim Lenahan had to say following his team’s inspired performance:
ESPN’s Randy Scott, a Northwestern grad in the class of 2004, wasted no time laying into his ESPN colleague, Notre Dame grad Mike Golic.
The team returns to action on October 22 to play Michigan State in East Lansing.