Sept. 26, 2000
Notre Dame women’s soccer senior defender Kelly Lindsey (Omaha, Neb.) and freshman forward Amy Warner (Albuquerque, N.M.) have been honored by the BIG EAST Conference for the third time in the last four weeks, after playing leading parts in the pair of Irish wins last week over West Virginia (2-1) and Pittsburgh (1-0).
Lindsey spearheaded a Notre Dame defensive effort that allowed a total of just two corner kicks and nine shots-only four of them on net-during last week’s action. The Irish held Pittsburgh to no corner kicks and just one shot (off net) and did not allow a shot from the Panthers in the final 76 minutes of the game.
From her central defender position, Lindsey has directed a Notre Dame defense that has allowed just one goal (on a penalty kick at West Virginia) in the last 408 minutes of action.
Warner opened the scoring in the 29th minute of the West Virginia game, after using her speed to get behind the WVU defense on a cross from the right flank (she one-touched a leftfooted shot into the net for a 1-0 Irish lead). Two days later, Warner set up the goal-scoring sequence versus Pittsburgh when she made a run through the left side of the box before chipping a pass back to the top of the box to set up Anne Makinen’s game-winning goal in the 34th minute.
Warner ranks second on the Irish squad with 15 points, including six goals (two game-winners) and three assists. She has scored the first goal of the game three times this season, sharing for the team lead in that category with seniors Makinen and Meotis Erikson.
Notre Dame-which has maintained its spot atop the national rankings-now owns a 246-49 season shot edge (27-5 average) and has held seven opponents to 1-8 shots (four have managed just 1-2 shots). The Irish also own a 69-21 season edge in corner kicks (8-2 average) and have allowed just 26 shots on goal (2.9/gm) while attempting 147 (16.3/gm).