Oct. 29, 2005

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2005 NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S SOCCER – BIG EAST Quarterfinal vs. Georgetown (Oct. 30, 1:00 EST)

The 5th-ranked Notre Dame women’s soccer team (16-2-0, 10-1-0 BIG EAST) embarks on its 2005 postseason with a BIG EAST quarterfinal game vs. Georgetown on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Alumni Field (1:00 EST) – a week after closing the regular season with a 6-1 win over GU … ND, riding a 7-game win streak and 29-game scoring streak, has totaled 81 goals while allowing just 74 opponent shots (34 shots on goal) … last weekend’s action saw the Irish hand Villanova its most lopsided loss (4-0) since ’99 before scoring three goals in a 51-second span vs. Georgetown (quickest 3G stretch in ND history) … the Irish carry a 65-game home unbeaten streak vs. BIG EAST teams (64-0-1, since ’95) and have not lost at Alumni Field in the past 24 games overall (all of ’04 and ’05) – believed to be the nation’s longest active home win streak (along with VCU) and 3rd-longest in ND history (11th in the NCAA record book) … ND’s 9-0-0 home mark this season includes an eye-popping 42-3 scoring edge, just 27 opponent shots and only 10 opp. shots on goal (1.1/gm) … the loss at Marquette on Sept. 30 was a rarity, as the Irish scored first (ND is 60-2-0 in its past 62 games when scoring first) … since that loss, the Irish have rattled off a seven-game win streak that includes a 32-1 game scoring streak (with a 571-minute shutout streak that ended vs. GU) … the Irish lead the nation in scoring with 4.50 goals/gm, paced by the nation’s top scoring tandem of senior Katie Thorlakson (14G-23A; 51 pts) and freshman Kerri Hanks (20G-12A; 52 pts) – with sophomore F/M Amanda Cinalli (6G-12A) ranking 7th nationally in assists (the three ND forwards have combined for 127 pts) … Hanks and Thorlakson are the nation’s first 50-point teammates since 2000 … ND also leads the nation with a +3.9 avg. scoring margin (81-10/+71, in 18 GP) and is 15th with a 0.56 GAA … the DePaul game (Sept. 16) was the 400th in the 18-year history of ND women’s soccer (the Irish have won 84% of their all-time games, at 335-59-17).