April 22, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday afternoon with an 18-6 win over the Davidson Wildcats at Moose Krause Stadium.
The Irish got three goals each from freshman Crysti Foote (Suffern, N.Y.) and Danielle Shearer (Sr., Hampstead, Md.) in the first half as they jumped out to a 12-4 lead at the intermission. Foote added three assists for her second consecutive six-point game. In all, 11 players scored goals as Notre Dame improved to 5-7 on the season.
Notre Dame got two goals each from Meredith Simon (Jr., Flemington, N.J.), Lauren Fischer (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) and freshman Corey Samperton (Bethesda, Md.). Davidson was led by freshman Lorin Seaton with three goals and an assist and got single goals from Becca McDevitt, Brandon Jacob and Eloise Grose as the Wildcats fell to 1-13 on the season.
Shearer and Seaton traded goals early in the first half before the Irish burst out to a 5-1 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. Eleanor Weille (Sr., Garden City, N.J.), Simon, Anne Riley (Sr., Marblehead, Mass.) and Foote gave the Irish the four-goal lead with 20:05 left in the half.
McDevitt and Foote traded goals to make it a 6-2 game and Jacob’s goal for Davidson with 14:42 left made it 6-3. The Irish would score the next six goals to blow the game wide open. Jackie Bowers (So., Springfield, Pa.) started the streak and was followed with two by Shearer, one by Fischer, one by Foote and one by Simon that gave Notre Dame a 12-3 lead with 4:55 left in the half. Seaton’s second goal of the game made it 12-4 at the first intermission.
The Irish picked up where they left off, scoring the first two goals of the second half as Samperton got the first of her career and Fischer, her second of the game to make it 14-4. After Grose made it 14-5 at 19:17, Mary McGrath (Fr., Bryn Mawr, Pa.), Angela Dixon (Sr., Pennsauken, N.J.) and Samperton built the lead back to 17-5. Seaton scored her third of the game and the last for Davidson with 7:46 left and Lisa Lombardi (So., Milton, Mass.) closed the scoring with 3:51 left for the final score of 18-6.
Notre Dame outshot Davidson on the afternoon by a 41-16 margin. Wildcat goalkeeper Leslie Smith made 15 saves in the game. Jen White (Sr., Annapolis, Md.) surrendered four goals in 30 minutes while making three saves in the game. Sophomore Carol Dixon (So., Pennsauken, N.J.) played the final 30 minutes, giving up two goals while making five saves.
Notre Dame returns to action on Saturday, April 26 when the Irish play host to the Northwestern Wildcats at Moose Krause Stadium. The opening draw is set for 11:00 a.m. (EST).
First-Half ScoringTeam Time Score Goal AssistND 27:55 1-0 Danielle Shearer Crysti FooteDC 25:52 1-1 Lorin SeatonND 25:12 2-1 * Eleanor WeilleND 23:52 3-1 Meredith Simon Eleanor WeilleND 22:44 4-1 * Anne RileyND 20:05 5-1 Crysti FooteDC 19:31 5-2 Becca McDevittND 16:45 6-2 Crysti Foote (2) Angela DixonDC 14:42 6-3 Brandon JacobND 11:47 7-3 Jackie Bowers Lauren FischerND 11:18 8-3 Danielle Shearer (2)ND 10:33 9-3 Danielle Shearer (3)ND 9:28 10-3 Lauren Fischer Crysti Foote (2)ND 6:53 11-3 Crysti Foote (3)ND 4:55 12-3 Meredith Simon (2) Crysti Foote (3)DC 1:01 12-4 Lorin Seaton (2) Becca McDevitt
Second-Half ScoringTeam Time Score Goal AssistND 27:03 13-4 Corey Samperton Mary McGrathND 22:20 14-4 Lauren Fischer (2)DC 19:17 14-5 Eloise Gros Lorin SeatonND 15:20 15-5 Mary McGrath Danielle ShearerND 11:42 16-5 Angela DixonND 9:05 17-5 Corey Samperton (2)DC 7:46 17-6 Lorin Seaton (3) Eloise GroseND 3:51 18-6 Lisa Lombardi
Scoring: 1st 2nd FinalDavidson (1-13) 4 2 6Notre Dame (5-7) 12 6 18
GoalkeepersDavidson: Leslie Smith (60:00 minutes, 18 goals against, 15 saves)Notre Dame: Jen White (30:00 minutes, 4 goals against, 3 saves) Carol Dixon (30:00 minutes, 2 goals against, 5 saves)
Shots on GoalDC 16ND 41
Free Position ShotsDC 0 for 2ND 2 of 3
Ground BallsDC 25ND 42
Draw ControlsDC 10ND 16