April 9, 2000

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team beat host Boston College 13-10 on Sunday to its end its six-game losing streak. Seven different players scored to lead the Irish, who improve to 4-6 with their second win in as many meetings with the Eagles. Notre Dame’s defense held Boston College to just one goal in the final 21:55 of the game for the win. The Irish return to action at third-ranked Duke on Thurs., April 13.

The Irish attack –averaging six goals in the last six games — exploded for four goals in the first six minutes to take an early 4-0 lead. Freshman Danielle Shearer scored twice and sophomore Alissa Moser and freshman Anne Riley also scored in the opening minutes. After Boston College scored four goals to tie the game, freshman Angela Dixon scored consecutive goals to give the Irish a 6-4 lead. Junior Lael O’Shaughnessy scored at 7:11 and junior Maura Doyle scored with 25 seconds left in the first half to give Notre Dame an 8-7 lead at halftime.

After the teams traded two goals each to open the second half, the Irish used goals by Shearer and O’Shaughnessy to take a 12-9 lead with 13:49 left in the second half. Emily Ryan scored her fourth goal of the game to pull the Eagles within 12-10 at 10:03 but the Notre Dame defense held Boston College scoreless the rest of the game. Doyle added another last-minute goal for the 13-10 final score.

Junior goalkeeper Tara Durkin had 10 saves for the Irish, while Valerie Leuchs had 12 saves for the Eagles. Notre Dame had a 33-21 advantage in shots.

Team Scoring

Notre Dame 8-5 13

Boston College 7-3 10

Individual Scoring (goal-assist):

ND: Lael O’Shaughnessy 2-2, Kathryn Perrella 1-3, Danielle Shearer 3-0, Angela Dixon 2-1, Maura Doyle 2-1, Alissa Moser 2-0, Anne Riley 1-0.

BC: Lauren Miller 4-4, Emily Ryan 4-0, Honor Crowther 1-1, Susan Pitt 1-1.

Team Stats:

ND: total shots – 33, free position shots – 7, shots on goal – 26, saves – 10 (Tara Durkin).

BC: total shots – 21, free position shots – 6, shots on goal – 15, saves – 12 (Valerie Leuchs).