September 6, 2001

Santa Clara Alumni to Host BBQ Prior to Notre Dame Soccer Match

Sept. 6, 2001

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University Alumni Association is hosting a pregame Bar-B-Que prior to the women's soccer game against Notre Dame on Friday, Sept. 14 at Alumni Park. The event is being held in conjunction with the campus' Welcome Weekend activities prior to Monday's first day of classes.

Tickets are $10 per person and advance reservations are required, call Lori Zemaitis in the alumni office at 408/5546800. Tickets to the pregame BBQ, which begins at 5:30 p.m., include dinner and refreshments. Tickets to the Santa Clara vs. Notre Dame shootout, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Buck Shaw Stadium, are available by calling 408/554-4660 or by clicking here.

To RSVP to the Alumni Association online click here.

A Bronco regular-season record crowd of over 4,500 is expected for the match, which features two of the top college soccer programs in the country. Both teams are currently ranked among the top five in the national polls and have developed an intense rivalry over the past few years. The Irish defeated Santa Clara 2-1 in overtime last season in the NCAA national quarterfinals, preventing the Broncos from advancing to their fifth-straight College Cup, college soccer's version of the Final Four. In 1999, Notre Dame took a 1-0 win in the semifinals of the College Cup at Spartan Stadium.

Alumni Park is located between Buck Shaw Stadium and the Leavey Center. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the athletics facilities off the main entrance to campus at 500 El Camino Real. For a campus map, click here.