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Balanced Attack Leads Notre Dame Past Pittsburgh 9-1

September 6, 1998

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame’s second-ranked womens soccer team used goals by six different players, including two each from Shannon Boxx, Jenny Heft and Anne Makinen, for a 9-1 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday at Alumni Field. The Panther scored the first goal of the game before the Irish posted nine consecutive goals to improve to 3-0-0 and 2-0-0 in the BIG EAST. Pittsburgh falls to 1-2-0, 0-1-0.

The Panthers capitalized on their first of three shots in the game when Renee Spampinato scored off a pass from Anya Bohun-Chudyniv at 7:36, the first goal the Irish defense allowed all season. Boxx tied the game at 12:22 when she collected a loose ball at the top of the box and dribbled through the defense for an unassisted goal. Heft then scored back-to-back goals in 1:29 at 16:53 and 18:22 to put the Irish head 3-1 with the final goals of the first half.

Notre Dame scored four goals on its first five shots in the second half and on six of its 18 shots in the half. The Irish scored four goals in 8:08 to break open the game with a 7-1 lead at 58:20. Freshmen Kelly Tulisiak and Mia Sarkesian scored their first career goals at 83:18 and 86:47 to close out the scoring. The Irish finished with 40 shots in the game.

Notre Dame returns to action when its travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., for games against Duke on Fri., Sept. 11, and North Carolina on Sun., Sept. 13.