Mexico U20s split games with Indiana, Notre Dame


Fifth-year senior Richard Ballard had a goal and an assist to lead Indiana to a 2-0 victory on Sunday over the Mexico U20 team two days after their in-state rivals were on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline against the visiting youth international squad.

Ballard, who has one career goal in official competitions, set up the first goal of the game in the 26th minute and found defender Phil Fives for a one-timer and doubled the lead off a through ball from Tanner Thompson in the 43rd minute.

Notre Dame forward Jon Gallagher gave the Irish an early lead in their match against Mexico on Friday night, tapping home a slow roller past the keeper after receiving a picture perfect through ball from from Blake Townes in the 12th minute.

Edson Alvarez headed home a set piece to tie the game in the 64th minute and Pedro Goulart found the winner in the 78th minute for the visitors. It was just the third time Notre Dame has lost to a visiting Mexico youth team since they started playing annually in 2005. A capacity crowd of 3,500 turned out for the Friday evening match, which was broadcast on ESPN3.

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