Louisville's men's soccer team beat Notre Dame 3-1 on Sunday; Cards now host NCAA Elite Eight game against Stanford

The University of Louisville soccer team beat Notre Dame 3-1 on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament third round. The Cardinals now host Stanford next Saturday at Lynn Stadium for a berth into the College Cup.

The University of Louisville men's soccer team is headed to the Elite Eight.

The Cardinals won in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday with a 3-1 decision over Notre Dame and will now host Stanford next Saturday at 7 p.m. in Lynn Stadium with a berth into the College Cup on the line.

Mo Thiaw scored the first goal and then Tate Schmitt's header off a corner from Danny Reynolds made it 2-1 in the 71st minute for the Cardinals. Cherif Dieye scored in the final 10 seconds to seal the deal.

"It starts with a team effort. I thought the energy and the effort were awesome," U of L coach Ken Lolla said. "We had a little bit of a lull in the first half but I though the second half we handled much better, especially after (Notre Dame) scored. I think that was like poking the bear a little bit. We came out more aggressive and dominated the game from there on in."

U of L is now 14-5-2 on the season and is one of five ACC teams in the Elite Eight.

No. 2 seed Wake Forest, No. 3 seed Clemson, No. 4 seed U of L and No. 9 seed North Carolina will all host Elite Eight games. The Cardinals outshot the Fighting Irish 8-7 and beat Notre Dame for the second time this season.

The 14 wins for Louisville are the most since they were 14-6-1 in 2012. The Cardinals, who moved to 10-2-1 at home this season with Sunday's result, are 10-5-1 all-time at Lynn Stadium against ranked opponents.

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