March 28, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team used a 13-0 run after trailing 3-2 early on for an 18-6 win over visiting Connecticut on Sunday at Moose Krause Stadium. The Irish defense held the Huskies without a goal for 35 minutes during the game as Notre Dame improves to 4-2 with the win. Connecticut drops to 1-4 with the loss.
Irish sophomore Lael O’Shaughnessy led all scorers with six goals and three assists and sparked Notre Dame early in the game. With the scored tied 3-3, O’Shaughnessy scored three of the next four goals and assisted on the fifth to help the Irish pull away with an 8-3 lead. Notre Dame would score three more goals, including two in the final 24 seconds, to take an 11-3 lead into halftime.
Kathryn Perrella opened the second half with two of her four goals in the first five minutes. After O’Shaughnessy scored her fifth goal for a 15-3 lead to complete the 13-0 run, Megan Campbell scored back-to-back goals and Heather Levins scored to help Connecticut pull within 15-6. Notre Dame then held the Huskies scoreless for the final 14:25 and added three more tallies for the 18-6 win.
Courtney Calabrese and Maura Doyle each scored a pair of goals for the Irish, while Kerry Callahan, Maureen Henwood, Natalie Loftus and Maureen Whitaker all had a goal. Irish goalie Carrie Marshall made 14 saves in allowing the fewest goals by a Notre Dame opponent this season.
1 2 F Connecticut 3 3 6Notre Dame 11 7 18
Connecticut: Megan Campbell 2-0; Kelly Feeley 1-0; Denise Gattinella 1-0; Heather Levins 1-0; Pamela Lowie 1-0; Abby Morgan 0-1.
Notre Dame: Lael O’Shaughnessy 6-3; Kerry Callahan 1-4; Kathryn Perrella 4-0; Courtney Calabrese 2-1; Maura Doyle 2-0; Maureen Henwood 1-1; Natalie Loftus 1-0; Maureen Whitaker 1-0; Alissa Moser 0-1.
Connecticut: Total Shots (28), Free Position Shots (4), Shots on Goal (24), Saves (14, Jennifer Schiavone 11, Kristen LaJoie 3), Draw Control (12), Ground Balls (40).
Notre Dame: Total Shots (44), Free Position Shots (2), Shots on Goal (42), Saves (14, Carrie Marshall), Draw Control (14), Ground Balls (26).