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Patrick Hodan scores twice, Notre Dame beats New Mexico 2-0 to advance to NCAA soccer final

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    Notre Dame's Patrick Hodan (27) battles New Mexico's Kyle Venter (12) for a header in the second half during a semifinal match in theNCAA Division 1 men's soccer championships in Chester, Pa., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Notre Dame defeated New Mexico 2-0 to advance to Sunday's championship game. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) (The Associated Press)

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    Notre Dame's Connor Klekota (3) runs to teammate Patrick Hodan who scored his second goal of the match during the second half against New Mexico during a semifinal match in the NCAA Division 1 men's soccer championships in Chester, Pa., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Notre Dame defeated New Mexico 2-0 to advance to Sunday's championship game. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) (The Associated Press)

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    Notre Dame's Vince Cicciarelli (21) collides with New Mexico goalkeeper Michael Lisch (0) in the second half during a semifinal match in the NCAA Division 1 men's soccer championships in Chester, Pa., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Notre Dame defeated New Mexico 2-0 to advance to Sunday's championship game. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) (The Associated Press)

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    Notre Dame's Nick Besler (8) keeps the ball from New Mexico's Kyle Venter (12) in the second half during a semifinal match in the NCAA Division 1 men's soccer championships in Chester, Pa., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Notre Dame defeated New Mexico 2-0 to advance to Sunday's championship game. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) (The Associated Press)

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    Notre Dame's Harrison Shipp (10) keeps the ball from New Mexico's Kyle Venter (12) in the first half during a semifinal match in the NCAA Division 1 men's soccer championship in Chester, Pa., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) (The Associated Press)

Patrick Hodan led Notre Dame to its first NCAA men's soccer final, scoring twice in the Fighting Irish's 2-0 semifinal victory over New Mexico on Friday night at PPL Park.

Notre Dame (16-1-6) will face Maryland in the title game Sunday. Maryland beat Virginia 2-1 in the second semifinal.

Hodan has scored in six straight games, the last four in the NCAA tournament, and has 11 goals this season.

Harrison Shipp, a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy as the nation's best player, assisted on both goals.

In the seventh minute, Shipp shook off a defender and found Hodan in the box for a shot that snapped New Mexico's shutout streak at 317 minutes. The Irish, making their College Cup appearance, scored again in the 65th minute when Hodan pounced on a rebound in the box after Vince Cicciarelli hit the crossbar.

Goalkeeper Patrick Wall made five saves to blank the Lobos (14-6-2).