Busy weekend for the Irish

The football game in Ann Arbor may have had most of the limelight, but this past weekend was busy for more than one Irish team. ┬áThe Volleyball team won its first home match of the season, and men’s and women’s soccer both had home matches, with the Men’s Soccer team having the historic significance of hosting Notre Dame’s first-ever ACC contest, a 1-1 double-overtime draw against North Carolina at Alumni Stadium.

-Matt Cashore

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Sept. 6, 2013; Volleyball vs Bowling Green..Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Sept. 6, 2013; Volleyball Toni Alugbue (12) Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Sept. 6, 2013; Volleyball Toni Alugbue (12) Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Irish tight end Troy Niklas (85) dives into the end zone for a touchdown as Michigan Wolverines safety Jarrod Wilson (22) defends in the third quarter. Photo by Matt Cashore

Irish tight end Troy Niklas (85) dives into the end zone for a touchdown as Michigan Wolverines safety Jarrod Wilson (22) defends in the third quarter. Photo by Matt Cashore

Sept. 7, 2013; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) throws while being tackled by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Prince Shembo (55) and safety Austin Collinsworth (28) in the fourth quarter. Photo by Matt Cashore

Sept. 7, 2013; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) throws while being tackled by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Prince Shembo (55) and safety Austin Collinsworth (28) in the fourth quarter. Photo by Matt Cashore

Sept. 7, 2013; Stephon Tuitt (7) celebrates after catching an interception in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photo by Matt Cashore

Sept. 7, 2013; Stephon Tuitt (7) celebrates after catching an interception in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Photo by Matt Cashore

Sep 8, 2013; Men's Soccer vs North Carolina, Andrew O'Malley (12). Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Sep 8, 2013; Men’s Soccer vs North Carolina, Andrew O’Malley (12). Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Sep 8, 2013; Men's Soccer vs North Carolina, Andrew O'Malley (12). Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Sep 8, 2013; Men’s Soccer vs North Carolina, Andrew O’Malley (12). Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame