April 11, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team rebounded from a slow start to score 13 goals in the first half on its way to a 21-6 win over visiting Denver on Sunday at Moose Krause Stadium. Irish senior captain Kerry Callahan scored four goals and had four assists for the second consecutive game, extending her scoring streak to 24 games. Notre Dame’s defense held the opposition to single-digit scoring for the fifth consecutive game. The 8-2 Irish record marks the most games Notre Dame has won in a season in three-year history of the program after winning five games in 1997 and seven in ’98. Nicole Wittelsberger scored four of the six goals for Denver, which falls to 4-8 with the loss.
Denver jumped out ahead of the Irish early, building a 3-1 lead just 5:58 into the game. The Irish, coming off an 18-2 win over Davidson on Friday night, then exploded for 12 goals in the final 23:10 of the first half to build a 13-4 lead at halftime. Courtney Calabrese scored all four of her goals in the first half, while Callahan netted three goals and dished off three assists in the first 30 minutes of the game.
The second half saw six different players score Notre Dame’s eight goals in the second half. The 21 goals mark the highest single-game total for the Irish in the 32-game history of the program and the second time this season Notre Dame has scored at least 20 goals in a game. Irish goalie Carrie Marshall made 12 saves while allowing just six goals.
Notre Dame faces the first of three ranked opponents when it travels to 17th-ranked Vanderbilt for a 3:00 p.m. game on Tues., April 13. The Irish then return home to take on second-ranked Duke on Fri., April 16 at 4:00 p.m. and 16th-ranked Yale on Sun., April 18 at 1:00 p.m.