April 8, 2000

STORRS, Conn. — The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team allowed a season-high 17 goals to fall to host Connecticut by a 17-7 score on Saturday. The Huskies held the Irish scoreless for 15:12 in the first half and the final 24 minutes of the game for the win. Notre Dame falls to 3-6 with its sixth consecutive loss and travels to Boston College on Sunday. Junior captains Kathryn Perrella and Lael O’Shaughnessy led the Irish with three and two goals, respectively.

Connecticut broke an early 1-1 tie with four consecutive goals to build a 5-1 lead it would never relinquish at 23:07. O’Shaughnessy and Perrella each scored in a 33-second span pull Notre Dame within 5-3, but the Huskies responded with five consecutive goals for a 10-3 lead at 7:03. The Irish closed out the half with goals at 5:22 by Perrella and 3:20 by freshmen Danielle Shearer to trail 10-5.

The Irish were able to hold the Huskies scoreless until 14:09 of the second half but scored just two goals themselves in the time to trail 10-7. Perrella scored at 27:23 and sophomore Tina Fedarcyk scored Notre Dame’s final goal at 24:00. Connecticut scored seven goals in the final 14:09 of the game for the 17-7 final.

Sophomore Pam Lowie and freshman Heather Bliss each scored five goals to lead the Huskies. Notre Dame outshot Connecticut 31-28, but Husky goalkeeper made 17 saves in the game.

Team Scoring

Notre Dame 5-2 7

Connecticut 10-7 17

Individual Scoring (goal-assist):

ND: Kathryn Perrella 3-0, Lael O’Shaughnessy 2-0, Tina Fedarcyk 1-0, Danielle Shearer 1-0.

UC: Pam Lowie 5-0, Heather Bliss 5-0, Heather Levins 2-2, Abby Morgan 1-3, Megan Campbell 1-0, Jody Nickerson 1-0, Kelly Feeley 1-0, Bonnie Wehinger 1-0, Lindsay Clarkson 0-1.

Team Stats:

ND: total shots – 31, free position shots – 6, shots on goal – 25, saves – 3 (Tara Durkin), draw control – 12.

UC: total shots – 28, free position shots – 5, shots on goal – 23, saves – 17 (April Pollock), draw control – 14.