April 16, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team trailed 4-3 at halftime but allowed third-ranked Duke to score nine consecutive goals in the second half as the Blue Devils handed the Irish their second straight loss in a 14-5 game at rainy Moose Krause Stadium on Friday. Junior Tricia Martin scored five of the nine straight goals to lead Duke, which improves to 9-2 with the win and will face 16th-ranked Yale on Saturday at Notre Dame. The 8-4 Irish will meet the Bulldogs on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
“The way we played in the first half is proof that we can play with the top teams in the country,” said Irish head coach Tracy Coyne. “Duke finished their scoring chances better in the second half and showed why they are the third-ranked team in the country.”
Both teams recorded 26 shots but Duke goalies Shannon Chaney and Kristen Foster made 16 saves to seven for Notre Dame. The Blue Devils held a 29-22 advantage in groundballs, including 13-8 in the second half. The Irish led 12-9 in draw controls with a 6-2 advantage in the first half.
The low-scoring first half saw Duke lead 3-0 at 13:09 thanks to a pair of goals by freshman Kelly Dirks and a score by freshman Claire Sullivan. Notre Dame leading goalscorer Lael O’Shaughnessy netted the first Irish goal at 11:12 to cut the lead to 3-1. After sophomore Kristin Seith gave the Blue Devils a 4-1 lead at 7:41, Notre Dame held Duke scoreless for the remainder of the first half and score twice in the final 3:31.
O’Shaughnessy converted a free position shot at 3:31 before freshman Kathryn Lam collected a pass from freshman Maureen Henwood with 45 second left as the Irish pulled to 4-3. Chaney saved a free position shot with nine seconds remaining as Notre Dame had a chance to knot the score just before halftime.
After scoring just four goals in the first half, Duke used four goals by Martin and another by sophomore Kate Soulier to score five goals in the first 8:12 of the second half to build a 9-3 lead. The Blue Devils would score four more goals before Irish senior captain stopped the streak by scoring in her 25th consecutive game with 7:44 left in the game. The teams then traded goals for the 14-5 final.
1 2 F Duke 4 10 14Notre Dame 3 2 5
Duke: Tricia Martin 5-2; Kelly Dirks 2-1; Kate Soulier 1-2; Kendra Basner 1-1; Amy Noble 1-1; Fran Gordon 1-0; Kristin Seith 1-0; Claire Sullivan 1-0; Ashley Wick 1-0; Claire Finn 0-1.
Notre Dame: Lael OShaughnessy 2-1; Kerry Callahan 1-0; Courtney Calabrese 1-0; Kathryn Lam 1-0; Tine Fedarcyk; Maureen Henwood 0-1.
Duke: Total Shots (26), Free Position Shots (1), Shots on Goal (25), Saves (Shannon Chaney 9, Kristen Foster 7), Draw Control (9), Ground Balls (29).
Notre Dame: Total Shots (26), Free Position Shots (6), Shots on Goal (20), Saves (Carrie Marshall 7), Draw Control (12), Ground Balls (22).