Notre Dame wins 5-4 in overtime

In what must certainly count as one of the most bizarre games in Hoosiers soccer history, Notre Dame’s Joseph Lapira scored his fourth goal of the game off a miracle cross that somehow found the net in the first overtime.

That came after John Michael Hayden had tied the game at four by scoring on a penalty kick with 11.7 seconds left in the game.


More to come.

35:50 left in the game

Joseph Lapira scores his third goal of the game, beating Chris Munroe with a shot from close in. Indiana’s defense seems slow reacting to plays near the net.

42:30 left in the game

Notre Dame plays the ball into a crowd out front and puts a header past Munroe.

2:54 left in the first half

This is about as good as soccer gets. Brad Ring just tied the game at 2-2, firing a shot into the top corner off a corner kick. The ball had been played in, bounced high out to Ring who unleased a shot no one had a chance at.

Then Darren Yeagle took the ball near midfield, made a run down the left side all by himself, beat the defense and tucked a goal into the top of the net.

8:50 left in the first half

Notre Dame comes back immediate to tie it. Ian Etherington makes a run down the right side. Keeper Chris Munroe gets a hand on it but it squirts past and slowly rolls over the line.

9:15 left in the first half

Reserve Kevin Robson dances in and unleases a hard shot from 18 feet that beats the Notre Dame keeper low to the near post.

15:30 left in the first half

Indiana’s second defensive breakdown of the tournament weekend just allowed Notre Dame forward Joseph Lapira to break in alone on keeper Chris Munroe and beat him low, far post.