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Five Favorite Photos Of The Week

Sept. 27, 2017

By Erin Locascio

Erin Locascio is a fall photography and graphic design intern for the University of Notre Dame. Throughout the fall she will have a weekly post about her favorite five photos from the week’s events. This week Locascio is highlighting Notre Dame Women’s Soccer games vs Duke and NC Sate at Alumni Stadium.

In each post Locascio will give background information on the photo and why she selected it.

Sun Sets Over Alumni Stadium

The way the sun is setting and the rays are seen coming over the stands makes for a beautiful stadium shot. Then, there is a glare on the image that gives focus to the team huddled before they take the field. This is a great shot that showcases the team as well as their home field in Alumni Stadium.

Yu Crosses the Ball

This was a shot that, right away, I knew would be one of the best from the weekend. Sandra Yu is captured at the perfect moment of the kick, as her foot is at the highest point behind her before striking the ball. I love how it clearly shows that she has beaten her defender to get the advantage for this kick. Then, the shadows from the stadium and the light that hits the front of her body emphasized her movement toward the ball.

Westendorf looks up (the field)

Jennifer Westendorf (10) is a big part of the the Fighting Irish offense and is usually caught assisting, taking a corner, or scoring a goal. However, this shows her bringing the ball up the field to help start the offensive attack. That is only one of the three reasons this shot stood out from the rest. The second is that Westendorf is looking up the field and not down at the ball. Soccer players are usually caught looking down to make sure they are in control of the ball. Lastly, she is running straight at the camera. Most photos of soccer players are taken with the athlete’s angled in one direction and not straight on.

Jacobs Scores… Again!

Natalie Jacobs (9) celebrates her second goal of the game which extended the Irish lead to 4-0 over #24 NC State. The happiness on Jacobs’ face combined with Meghan Doyle (32) raising her hands in the air shows the excitement of putting the ball in the back of the net. However, a main reason this picture was chosen is because the other team is captured showing how it feels to be on the other side of a goal. The goalie is seen on the ground with the ball in the net behind her, and the defender is raising her hand looking for a referee to call either offsides or a penalty on the Irish. Those moments captured in one shot tells more of a story than just the celebration of a goal.

Klawunder as Running Emoji

Kaitlin Klawunder shows off the perfect running form. She is caught mid-air while bringing the ball down the field. What makes this one of my favorite of the week is her form combined with how the light highlights her muscles as well as her front leg that is pushing the ball forward. That light contrasted with the back leg, which is in a shadow, makes for a good focus point.