Nov. 12, 2000
TEAM NOTES: The Irish own an all-time NCAA Tournament record of 21-6-1 (.768) and have opened NCAA play with a victory in each of the past seven seasons … Sunday’s game marked the 14th time this season that ND has allowed 0-2 shots on goal (1) … updated season stat edges: 71-7 in scoring, 542-123 in shots (avg. 25-6), 307-57 in shots on goal (avg. 14-3), 144-49 in CKs (avg. 7-2) … ND has owned a shot margin of 25-plus in eight games (+25 on Sunday) … the Irish are 42-4-2 (.896) in Waldrum’s two-year tenure … ND is 116-7-1 (.940) in 11 seasons at Alumni Field, including 92-3-1 in the last 96 and 81-1-0 vs. unranked teams (74 straight wins) … ND’s current 24-game home winning streak includes a 64-10 scoring edge … the Irish own a 34-3-1 all-time record when playing as the top-ranked team … freshmen have scored 38% of ND’s goals (27 of 71) … ND has managed just 29 first-half goals this season, compared to 40 in the second half … set plays have produced six ND goals in the last 10 games … ND is 30-1-2 in its last 33 games overall … Gonzalez’ assist marked just the 8th point (all assists) recorded by an ND defender this season … Erikson and Makinen each have opened the scoring in five games this season … ND now has jumped out to 1-0 leads in the first 12:00 of seven games this season … all 22 games this season have seen an ND player whose first name starts with A or M score the first Irish goal (or help set up an opening own goal).
INDIVIDUAL NOTES: Makinen has 41 points (14G-13A) in 24 career postseason games (she has 18 points, 5G-8A, in 13 career NCAA tournament games) … Erikson has 12 pts (4G-4A) in 13 career NCAA games (10G-10A-30 pts in 24 total postseason games) … Erikson, Vanessa Pruzinsky and Wagner are the only ND players to start all 22 games this season … Erikson has appeared in all 98 games of her career, edging past Kate Sobrero (’98) into a four-way tie for 6th on the Irish career GP list, one behind Kara Brown … Makinen is 4A shy of becoming the 6th Division I women’s soccer player ever to reach 60G-60A … more than half (4G-3A) of Lovelace’s 20 career points have come in the postseason … Guertin’s four game-winning goals rank 2nd on the team (Makinen has five) … Guertin has 16 points in the last 12 games (7G-2A) … Makinen’s assist was the 56th of her career, one behind Shannon Boxx (’99) for 4th in ND history … Makinen heads into the Harvard game with 184 career points-5th all-time at ND and just six out of 2nd … Erikson and Makinen are tied for 12th at ND for career games started (85), one behind Tiffany Thompson (95) and three back of Michelle McCarthy (’96) … Erikson’s 58 career goals rank 7th in ND history, one behind McCarthy and three back of Cindy Daws (’97) … Erikson moved past McCarthy (156) into 7th on the ND all-time scoring list, with 158 points.
AROUND THE BRACKET: Sunday’s other seven second-round games produced just one victory by a visiting team, as Florida State repeated its earlier win this season over Florida by winning 2-1 at Gainesville on Sunday … 13 of the 16 teams that received first-round byes still are alive (Hartford was upset by Harvard, Cal by Santa Clara) … the average margin of victory in the second round was 2.94, including four wins by five-goal margins and two by four goals … the round of 16 will include the following matchups:
Harvard at Notre Dame
Santa Clara at BYU
Virginia at North Carolina (5-0 winner over Wake Forest)
Connecticut (1-0 winner over Wisconsin) at Nebraska
Florida State at Clemson
Texas A&M (4-0 winner over Marquette) at UCLA
Dartmouth (4-1 winner over Boston) at Penn State (1-0 OT winner over Illinois)
Washington (5-0 winner over Montana) at Portland