Oct. 13, 2005

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2005 NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S SOCCER – vs. Connecticut and Providence (Oct. 14, 7:30 EST and Oct. 16; noon EST)

The Notre Dame women’s soccer team (12-2-0, 6-1-0 BIG EAST) – ranked as high as 6th in the nation – returns home for the final four games of the regular season, starting with a Friday-night clash vs. BIG EAST rival and #10-ranked Connecticut on Oct. 14 (7:30 EST, following the ND-USC football pep rally) … ND then will face Providence on Sunday, Oct. 16 (noon; shifted from orginal 1:00 start) … ND has totaled 61 goals while allowing just 63 opponent shots and 31 shots on goal … the loss at Marquette on Sept. 30 was a rarity, as the Irish scored first (ND is 56-2-0 in its past 58 games when scoring first) … the Irish lead the nation in scoring with 4.36 goals/gm, paced by the nation’s top scoring tandem of senior Katie Thorlakson (11G-16A; 38 pts) and freshman Kerri Hanks (18G-7A; 43 pts) – with sophomore F/M Amanda Cinalli (5G-9A) ranking 6th nationally in assists (the three ND forwards have combined for 100 pts) … ND also leads the nation with a +3.7 avg. scoring margin (61-9/+44, in 14 GP) … the DePaul game on Sept. 16 was the 400th in the 17-year history of ND women’s soccer (the Irish program has won nearly 84% of its all-time games, at 331-59-17).

** See PDF for complete game notes. **