Sept. 24, 1999
MORAGA, Calif. – Ryan Coiner scored three times for his first career hat trick to lead 14th-ranked San Diego to a 3-0 win over Notre Dame in the first game of the Saint Mary’s Tournament in Moraga, Calif. Coiner scored twice in the final 10 minutes of the contest as the Toreros remained undefeated with a perfect 7-0 mark.
The loss was the second straight for the Irish who fell to 3-3-1 on the season and were shutout for the second time in 1999.
Coiner’s hat trick was the first scored against a Notre Dame team since the 1995 campaign when Medufia Kulego of St. John’s netted three goals in leading the Red Storm to a 6-0 victory on October 17, 1995.
Coiner first goal came 10 minutes into the contest off a Brian O’Connor assist. His second and third goals came less than five minutes apart and were scored with under 10 minutes to play in the contest. Coiner’s second score on the afternoon came off a Garrett Turk assist at 81:14, while the his third tally was an unassisted goal at 86:03.
San Diego outshot Notre Dame 17-6 in the contest. Irish goalkeeper Gerick Short (Mobile, Ala.) came up with a career-high nine saves in goal, marking the second straight game he had a personal best in that category. Short had six saves on nine San Diego shots in the first half.
The Irish return to action on Sunday, September 26 when they play host Saint Mary’s at 1:00 p.m. (PST).
Notre Dame (3-3-1) 0 0 -- 0San Diego (7-0-0) 1 2 -- 3
SCORING: San Diego: Ryan Coiner (O’Connor), 10:00, San Diego: Ryan Coiner (Turk), 81:14, San Diego: Ryan Coiner, 86:03,
SHOTS: San Diego 17, Notre Dame 6,
CORNER KICKS: Notre Dame 4, San Diego 4,
FOULS: Notre Dame 8, San Diego 8,
GOALIE SAVES: Notre Dame – Gerick Short (9), San Diego – Matt Hall (1)