In the end, Notre Dame walked away with its second big road win in a week. But to get there, Notre Dame's Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd and Maryland's Alyssa Thomas pushed each other to a level only they could reach.
With three All-American caliber-players, it's no surprise Notre Dame is unbeaten. But that's not all the Irish have, thanks to players such as Michaela Mabrey, a Jersey girl who brings brutal honesty and clutch 3-point shooting off the bench.
Roaming all over the country, and from conference to conference, the Denver soccer team will go anywhere to find a home in the NCAA tournament. That spirit has the Pioneers knocking on the top 10 of our power rankings.