September 27, 1998
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame junior forward Jenny Heft scored a hat trick as the third-ranked Irish women’s soccer team blanked 25th-ranked Wake Forest 3-0 in the final game of the KeyBank Soccer Classic at Alumni Field. In the first game of the day, Missouri junior forward Nikki Thole scored in the 90th minute as the Tigers edged Indiana 3-2. Notre Dame finished 2-0-0 on the weekend, while Missouri and Wake Forest were 1-1-0 and Indiana 0-2-0.
The Irish outshot the Deacons 16-3 in the first half as Wake Forest goalkeeper Erin Regan saved nine Irish shots. Heft scored her 10th goal of the season at 24:43 to put Notre Dame up 1-0. Streiffer chipped a pass over theDeacons back line to Heft from 12 yards on the right wing who punched the ball past a charging Regan into the lower left corner of the net.
Freshman midfielder Mia Sarkesian passed to Heft over the backline of Wake Forest, and Regan attempt to intercept the ball in the air. The ball slipped out of Regan’s hands, and Heft pounced with a header into the open for a 2-0 lead at 52:27. She completed her hat trick at 85:28 following a corner kick by Jen Grubb to the far post and a header by Shannon Boxx to the near post, where Heft volleyed in the final goal of the game.
Notre Dame, which improved to 8-1-0 on the year, outshot Wake Forest 30-6 as the Deacons fell to 5-3-1. Wake Forest’s Christie Melby and Notre Dame’s Monica Gerardo each received yellow cards. Notre Dame sophomore midfiedler Anne Makinen was voted tournament offensive MVP, while Irish junior defender Jen Grubb was voted defensive MVP.
KeyBank Soccer Classic, Alumni Field, Notre Dame, Ind.
Friday, September 25Wake Forest 4, Missouri 1Notre Dame 3, Indiana 0
Sunday, September 27Missouri 3, Indiana 2Notre Dame 3, Wake Forest 0
LaKeysia Beene Notre DameKristin Boeker MissouriErin Grimsley MissouriTracy Grose IndianaJen Grubb Notre DameJenny Heft Notre DameAnne Makinen Notre DameStefanie Mathews Wake ForestJenny Streiffer Notre DameNikki Thole Missouri
Offensive MVP: Anne Makinen, Notre DameDefensive MVP: Jen Grubb, Notre Dame