The Duke freshman net minder proved that he is not merely the other Pulisic, in reference to cousin and United States Men’s National Team star Christian Pulisic, and stonewalled Gallagher from the spot and a follow-up shot from Jeff Farina for an improbable draw on the scoreboard.
Notre Dame returns to the road on Tuesday, heading to East Lansing, Michigan, to take on Michigan State at 7 p.m. Although it was a sequence that ultimately went against Notre Dame in the final result, Will Pulisic’s back-to-back saves following an Irish penalty kick attempt in the 110th minute saved Duke from the brink of defeat.
A back-and-forth final 10 minutes of regulation, featuring stellar defensive and midfield play on both sides, left the game deadlocked at 0-0.
Only one of the Wildcats’ shots besides their score was on goal, which was saved by Papadakis. Admission is free of charge to all regular season men’s soccer games in Koskinen Stadium.
It was truly a battle of defenses, with both sides’ back lines playing brilliantly.
15 Duke (10-3-1, 3-3-1 ACC) to control the game the rest of the night, outshooting the Blue Devils by an impressive 16-4 margin for the remainder of the game.
The Irish also dominated in corner kicks 13-4, and limited Duke to a lone shot on goal after halftime.
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The last four meetings between Notre Dame and Duke, dating back to 2015, have been settled in overtime.