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Salesianum grad scores title-winning soccer goal for Irish

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Andrew O’Malley, a 2010 graduate of Salesianum School, scored for Notre Dame to lead the Fighting Irish to a 2-1 win over Maryland in the NCAA Division I soccer championship match Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. O’Malley, a senior defender, served as a team captain for Notre Dame.

With the score tied in the 60th minute, O’Malley headed a free kick from teammate Harrison Shipp into the net for his second career goal. The game story is available at espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/10142879/notre-dame-fighting-irish-win-ncaa-men-soccer-title.

It was the first soccer championship for the Irish, who finished the season 17-1-6. The game was a homecoming for O’Malley, who is from West Chester and had a large contingent of family and friends on hand to see Sunday’s win. At Salesianum, he was part of three state championship teams. Individually, O’Malley was a three-time first-team all-state player, two-time player of the year and a two-time national All-American.