Ambrose and Maryland Fall To Notre Dame In College Cup Final

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame wins their first national title in men's soccer.

It wasn't meant to be for FC Dallas academy alum Mikey Ambrose and the Maryland men's soccer team on Sunday. Maryland lost in the College Cup final 2-1 to Notre Dame.

Senior defender Andrew O'Malley netted the game-winning goal for the Irish in the 60th minute, finishing off a comeback that began in the 40th minute when senior striker Leon Brown slotted home from an acute angle to erase a 1-0 deficit.

Maryland's top SuperDraft prospect Patrick Mullins opened the scoring in the 35th minute, cleaning up a scramble in the box after Notre Dame's Patrick Hodan blocked Maryland junior midfielder Alex Shinsky's close-range shot on the line.

Maryland had a chance to tie the game in the 88th minute when Notre Dame were called for a foul just outside of their box, but Mullins' free kick was well wide of the goal.

Ambrose went the full match for the Terps in the loss. He was seen on the ESPNU cameras after the game upset like many of his teammates were.

The FCD alum finished his sophomore season starting and playing in all 25 games for Maryland. He had five assists on the season and was a big part in why Maryland's defense was so tough in 2013. Ambrose certainly has a bright future ahead of him here and will be one that many FCD fans will have to keep an eye on in the coming years.

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