Oct. 20, 2005

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2005 NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S SOCCER – vs. Villanova and Georgetown (Oct. 21, 7:30 EST and Oct. 23, 1:00 EST)

The Notre Dame women’s soccer team (14-2-0, 8-1-0 BIG EAST) – ranked as high as 6th in the nation – looks to complete the program’s ninth undefeated regular-season home slate with games this weekend vs. Villanova (Friday, Oct. 21, 7:30) and Georgetown (Oct. 23, 1:00) … ND has totaled 71 goals while allowing just 69 opponent shots and 32 shots on goal … the Irish carry a 63-game home unbeaten streak vs. BIG EAST teams and have not lost at Alumni Field in the past 22 games overall (believed to be the nation’s longest active streak, along with VCU) … the loss at Marquette on Sept. 30 was a rarity, as the Irish scored first (ND is 58-2-0 in its past 60 games when scoring first) … the Irish lead the nation in scoring with 4.44 goals/gm, paced by the nation’s top scoring tandem of senior Katie Thorlakson (13G-21A; 43 pts) and freshman Kerri Hanks (19G-9A; 47 pts) – with sophomore F/M Amanda Cinalli (5G-11A) ranking 8th nationally in assists (the three ND forwards have combined for 115 pts) … ND also leads the nation with a +3.9 avg. scoring margin (71-9/+62, in 16 GP) and is 15th with a 0.56 GAA … 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 333-59-17).

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