Sept. 17, 1999
KLEIN, Texas – The sixth-ranked Notre Dame women’s soccer team used a 22nd-minute goal from senior All-American Jenny Streiffer to shut out eighth-ranked Texas A&M 1-0 on Friday at the College Women’s Classic in Klein, Texas, in front of 1,587 at Meyer Park. The Irish out shot the Aggies 14-12 and Irish goalkeeper LaKeysia Beene made three saves for Notre Dame’s third consecutive shutout victory. Notre Dame improves to 4-1-0 with the win in its first meeting with Texas A&M. The Aggies drop to 6-1-0 after their first loss of the season. The Irish return to action against SMU at 12:00 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 19, at Meyer Park.
Jenny Heft won a ball from Texas A&M after an Irish through-in and dribbled to the left corner of the box five yards from the endline. She found Streiffer open just inside the left corner of the box. Streiffer blasted a shot into the open right of the net for her team-leading fourth goal of the season.
Playing under a cloudless sky with the temperature in the 90s, the Irish out shot the Aggies 8-7 in the first half and 6-5 in the second half. Notre Dame was whistled for 13 fouls, including 12 in the first half, to 12 for Texas A&M. The Irish had three corner kicks and did not allow the Aggies a corner kick.
Texas A&M’s Michelle Royal launched the Aggies’ best scoring chance during a second-half spurt for Texas A&M when she shot from the right wing bounced off the left post and was cleared off the line by the Irish defense. Beene snuffed out a breakaway attempt a few minutes later to preserve the lead.
The Irish regained control of the action in the second part of the second half but did not finish a number of scoring opportunites towards the end of the game. The shutout marks the third straight for Notre Dame after blanking St. John’s 4-0 and Butler 5-0. Notre Dame played its third consecutive game without junior All-American midfielder Anne Makinen, who is playing with the Finnish national team in Europe.
Notre Dame 1-0 1Texas A&M 0-0 0
First half — 1, Notre Dame, Jenny Streiffer 4 (Jenny Heft) 21:49.
Shots — Texas A&M 7-5 12. Notre Dame 8-6 14.
Corner kicks — Texas A&M 0-0 0. Notre Dame 2-1 3.
Saves — Texas A&M 1-3 4. Notre Dame 2-1 3.
Fouls — Texas A&M 7-5 12. Notre Dame 12-1 13.