Sept. 19, 1999
KLEIN, Texas – SMU’s Laura Snyder scored the game’s only goal in the 59th minute and the Mustang defense held Notre Dame’s sixth-ranked women’s soccer team without a goal for the first time in 55 game to blank the Irish 1-0 at Meyer Park in Klein, Texas, at the College Women’s Classic. The Irish outshot the Mustangs 14-6, including 8-2 in the second half but forced SMU goalkeeper Becca Lief to make just two saves in the loss. Notre Dame falls to 4-2-0 with the loss and returns to action at Seton Hall on Fri., Sept. 24.
Notre Dame’s best scoring chance came in the first half when Jenny Streiffer’s shot from 15 yards out was stopped after Lief came off her line to make the save. Lindsey Jones hit the post on an angled shot in the second half.
Snyder’s goal came at 58:48 when she received a pass from Sarah Harvey that split the Irish backline. Snyder dribbled the ball just past the box and scored into the upper center of the middle.
The game marked the fourth straight for Notre Dame without junior All-American midfielder Anne Makinen, who has spent the week with the Finnish national team. North Carolina was the last team to shut out Notre Dame with a 1-0 double overtime win in the 1996 NCAA championship game.
Notre Dame 0-0 0SMU 0-1 1
Second half -- 1, SMU, Laura Snyder (Sarah Harvey) 58:48.Shots --SMU 4-2 6. Notre Dame 6-8 14.Corner kicks --SMU 1-0 1. Notre Dame 1-1 2.Saves --SMU 1-1 2. Notre Dame 1-0 1.Fouls --SMU 4-6 10. Notre Dame 8-3 11