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Harrison Shipp and Notre Dame Advance to NCAA College Cup

The Fighting Irish are in the NCAA College Cup.

Prospective Chicago Fire homegrown player, Harrison Shipp, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated Michigan State 2 to 1 on Saturday night to advance to the College Cup for the first time in team history. Notre Dame's two goals came from sophomores Evan Panken and Patrick Hodan.

While Shipp did not score in the game, it sounds like he had a very strong performance:

The Fighting Irish controlled much of the possession during the opening 25 minutes of Saturday's match. Senior forward Harrison Shipp produced the first solid opportunity for the hosts in the 19th minute as he blasted a shot on frame from 19 yards out but Spartan goalkeeper Zach Bennett punched the ball out of bounds for his lone save of the match. Shipp had a 23-yard shot hit the far post two minutes later.

It sounds like Notre Dame controlled most of this game. According to the article, Michigan State did not get a shot off until the 26th minute, and Notre Dame out shot the Spartans 16-9.

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The third ranked Fighting Irish will be traveling to PPL Park in Chester, PA to face off against seventh ranked New Mexico. The game will take place on Friday, December 13th at 4:00 PM central time. A stream of the game will be available online.

If Notre Dame wins, they will advance to the the tournament final on Sunday, December 15th at 2 PM central time where they would face the winner of the Maryland and Virginia game.