April 6, 1999
PHILADELPHIA – The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team opened with four goals in the first eight minutes and built an 8-2 lead in the first half on its ways to an 11-4 win over Pennsylvania on Monday night at Franklin Field. Senior captain Kerry Callahan netted four straight goals and added an assist in the first half to lead the Irish, who improve to 6-2 with the win. Jennifer Hartman had a goal and an assist for the 0-7 Quakers. The Irish return home for a 7:00 p.m. game against Davidson on Fri., April 9, at Moose Krause Stadium.
Penn’s four goals matches the fewest the Irish have allowed in their two-plus seasons as a varsity sport and the fewest since UC Davis also scored just four on March 9, 1998. Notre Dame held a 47-20 advantage in shots, including 28-11 in the first half against the Quakers. The Irish also led in groundballs, 23-10, and draw controls, 10-7. Both goalkeepers turned in excellent performances. Penn goalie Christian Stover made 16 saves, while Irish sophomore Carrie Marshall saved 15 of 23 shots.
After scoring five goals in the first seven minutes of the win at Villanova on Saturday, the Irish came out strong again, netting four scores with just 7:52 played in the game. Penn cut the lead in half with back-to-back goals 54 seconds, but Notre Dame scored four straight goals once again for an 8-2 lead with 2:08 left in the first half. Penn added a goal with 28 seconds before halftime for an 8-3 Irish lead at the intermission.
Irish sophomore Lael O’Shaughnessy opened the second half with her second goal of the game at 28:43 but Notre Dame went scoreless for the next 22:22. The Quakers managed just one goal of their own in the second half at 9:31 to cut the lead to 9-4. The Irish finally got on the board once again at 6:21 on a score by Maureen Whitaker. Maura Doyle added a goal with 59 seconds remaining for the 11-4 final.
1 2 F Notre Dame 8 3 11Pennsylvania 3 1 4
Notre Dame: Kerry Callahan 4-1; Courtney Calabrese 2-0; Maura Doyle 2-0; Lael O’Shaughnessy 2-0; Maureen Whitaker 1-0; Kathryn Perrella 0-1.
Pennsylvania: Jennifer Hartman 1-1; Emily Foote 1-0; Annie Henderson 1-0; Traci Marabella 1-0.
Notre Dame: Total Shots (47), Free Position Shots (12), Shots on Goal (35), Saves (15 Carrie Marshall), Draw Control (10), Ground Balls (23).
Pennsylvania: Total Shots (23), Free Position Shots (3), Shots on Goal (20), Saves (16 Christian Stover), Draw Control (7), Ground Balls (10).