March 16, 2000

March 21, 2000

COCOA BEACH, Fla. — The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team trailed just 5-3 to 16th-ranked Syracuse at halftime but was shut out in the second half in a 9-3 loss to the Orangewomen in Cocoa Beach, Fla., on Thursday. Junior goalkeeper Tara Durkin had 18 saves to help keep the Irish close. Notre Dame falls to 3-1 with the loss and returns to action at Ohio State on Thurs., March 23.

Juniors Lael O’Shaughnessy and Kathryn Perrella and freshman Danielle Shearer each scored for the Irish. O’Shaughnessy and Perrella netted free-position goals in a span of 1:55 to pull the Irish even at 2-2. After Syracuse scored three consecutive goals to build a 5-2 lead, Shearer scored at 1:18 on an assist from freshman Angela Dixon to cut the lead to 5-3 after the first half.

Shearer’s goal would be the last of the game for the Irish, whose three goals marked the fewest Notre Dame has scored in a single game. The Irish offense generated 27 shots but Syracuse goalkeeper Clothilde Ewing came up with 19 saves.

Team Scoring

Notre Dame 3-0 3

Syracuse 5-4 9

Individual Scoring (goal-assist):

Notre Dame: Lael O’Shaughnessy 1-0, Kathryn Perrella 1-0, Danielle Shearer 1-0, Angela Dixon 0-1.

Syracuse: Karen Healy 3-1, Carrie Soults 2-1, Kara Hanover 1-1, Lauren Brady 1-0, Erin Boyle 1-0, Erica Hofmann 1-0, Stacey Brown 0-1, Katrina Hable 0-1.

Team Stats:

Notre Dame: total shots – 27, free position shots – 13, shots on goal – 14, saves – 18 (Tara Durkin), draw control – 6, groundballs – 21.

Syracuse: total shots – 27, free position shots – 13, shots on goal – 27, saves – 19 (Clothilde Ewing), draw control – 8, groundballs – 12.