Aug. 30, 2002
Providence, R.I. –
The seventh-ranked Notre Dame women’s soccer team used a balanced scoring attack to post a 3-0 win on the road against BIG EAST cross-divisional rival Providence in the season opener for both teams.
The Irish tallied three goals in a seven-minute span during the second half as Notre Dame received goals from junior forward Amy Warner (Albuquerque, N.M.), junior midfielder Randi Scheller (Kutztown, Pa.) and sophomore forward Mary Boland (Hudson, Ohio).
Notre Dame, which improved to 13-2 in season openers, outshot the Friars 11-2 in the contest, but managed just two shots in the first half as Coach Randy Waldrum’s squad struggled to get on track offensively.
Warner broke the scoreless first half tie with a goal at the 49:28 mark off an assist from junior Kim Carpenter (Webster, N.Y.). Scheller then added the second Notre Dame score on an unassisted goal at the 53:17 mark of the contest. Boland finished off the scoring for the Irish less than three minutes later at the 56:09 mark as she netted the games final score off an assist from Warner.
Freshman Erika Bohn (Brookfield, CT) earned the start in goal and played 58:42 and made one save, while junior Lauren Kent (Laguna Nigel, Calif.) played the final 31:18 of the contest. Providence goalkeeper Caroline Haines played the entire 90 minutes and made two saves.
Junior Amanda Guertin (Grapevine, Tex.), who entered the game with a 10-game goal-scoring streak (third all-time in NCAA history) dating back to last season, was held scoreless for the first time since Oct. 7, 2001 in Notre Dame’s 11th game of the season (a 2-1 win at Seton Hall).
Notre Dame returns to action on Sun., Sept. 1 at 1:00 p.m. when the Irish play host to BIG EAST foe Virginia Tech in the season opener at Alumni Field.
SCORING: ND: Amy Warner (Kim Carpenter), 49:28; ND: Randy Scheller, 53:17; ND: Mary Boland (Amy Warner), 56:09
GAME STATISTICS: Shots: Notre Dame 11, Providence 2; Saves: Notre Dame 1 (Erika Bohn – 1, Lauren Kent – 1), Providence 3 (Caroline Haines – 2); Fouls: Notre Dame 15, Providence 9; Corner Kicks: Notre Dame 4, Providence 0