Oct. 17, 2001

Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team scored seven times in the first 11 minutes on the way to a 9-1 halftime lead and a 15-4 win over the Northwestern Wildcats in fall exhibition action at Moose Krause Stadium on Wednesday night.

Junior Danielle Shearer (Hempstead, Md.) and sophomore Kate Marotta (Columbus, Ohio) each scored three goals while Natalie Loftus (Sr., Baltimore, Md.), Angela Dixon (Jr., Pennsauken, N.J.) and Lauren Fischer (So., Pittsburgh, Pa.) added two apiece in the win.

The win was the first of the fall for the Irish who will play host to Duquesne University on Saturday, Oct. 20 in a 9:00 a.m. game at Moose Krause Stadium.

The Irish scored the first seven goals of the game with Meredith Simon (So., Flemington, N.J.) and Loftus scoring 10 seconds apart at 28:11 and 28:01 for a 2-0 lead. Dixon got the next two goals at 25:41 and 22:50 for a 4-0 lead and Kassen Delano (So., Alexandria, Va.), Alissa Moser (Sr., North Wales, Pa.) and Shearer made it 7-0 by the game’s 11th minute of play.

Northwestern got its only goal of the half with 8:07 left in the half before Shearer closed out her three-goal half to give the Irish a 9-1 lead going into the intermission.

The Wildcats scored twice early in the second half to cut the lead to 9-3, but Notre Dame would score six of the game’s final seven goals on the way to the 15-4 win.

The Irish took 24 shots in the game with Northwestern’s goalkeeper making 10 saves. The Wildcats fired seven shots at Notre Dame goalkeeper Carol Dixon (Fr., Pennsauken, N.J.) who made three saves while giving up four goals.

Team Scoring 1 2 F

Northwestern 1 3 4

Notre Dame 9 6 15

Notre Dame Individual Scoring (goal-assist)

Danielle Shearer (3-2), Kate Marotta (3-0), Natalie Loftus (2-2), Angela Dixon (2-0), Lauren Fischer (2-0), Alissa Moser (1-0), Kassen Delano (1-0), Meredith Simon (1-0), Anne Riley (0-1), Maureen Whitaker (0-1), Kate Scarola (0-1), Lisa Lombardi (0-1).

Team Stats:

NW: Total Shots – 7, Saves – 10

ND: Total Shots – 24, free position shots – 5, shots on goal – 19, saves – 3 (Carol Dixon).