April 13, 1999
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team fell behind 10-2 at halftime and could not recover as 19th-ranked Vanderbilt ended a five-game winning streak for the Irish 18-9 on Tuesday at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Field. Notre Dame falls to 8-3 with the loss, while Vanderbilt improves to 5-7. The Irish return to action on Fri., April 16, when second-ranked Duke travels to Notre Dame for a 4:00 p.m. game at Moose Krause Stadium.
Sophomore Lael OShaughnessy led the Irish with five goals and two assists for seven points. Senior captain Kerry Callahan netted a pair of goals to extend her scoring streak to 25 games. Sophomore goalie Carrie Marshall made 15 saves for the Irish. Kinsey Osberg stung the Irish with seven goals and three assists for a game-high 10 points.
The Commodores led just 4-1 after more than 21 minutes gone in the game but the Commodores outscored the Irish 6-1 in the final 8:10 of the first half to build a 10-2 halftime. After falling behind 14-4 in the second half, Notre Dame got as close as 15-8 with 6:15 left in the second half but could get no closer.
Vanderbilt outshot Notre Dame just 42-32 but the Irish made 29 turnovers to just 17 for the Commodores. Notre Dame collected 28 groundballs to Vanderbilts 23.