Xavier Hosts Notre Dame In Second Annual Down Syndrome Fundraiser

Devin and the Fleming family at last year's event.

Devin and the Fleming family at last year's event.

April 18, 2013

CINCINNATI - The Xavier men's soccer team hosts Notre Dame, last year's top seed in the NCAA Tournament, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Xavier University Soccer Complex in the Second Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Spring Classic.

All proceeds from the match will benefit "Devin's Team" as part of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati Annual Buddy Walk. The team is named after head coach Andy Fleming's daughter who was diagnosed with the condition last May.

Admission for the match is $5 per person. The money raised will be added to "Devin's Team" donation at this year's Buddy Walk, which will take place at Sawyer Point this September.

Xavier is coming off a trip to its third-straight NCAA Tournament and first-ever at-large berth. The Musketeers also secured their first NCAA Tournament victory and set a new single-season record for wins.

Notre Dame is coming off a 17-4-1 season in 2012 which included the Big East Championship. The Fighting Irish have been to 11 of the last 12 NCAA Tournaments.

The Musketeers are 2-1-1 during their spring exhibition season. XU has picked up wins over Indiana (2012 National Champion) and Louisville (2010 National Runner Up).