Aug. 24, 2001
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Amanda Guertin scored twice on passes from fellow sophomore forward Amy Warner and freshman Erin Sheehan added a goal in the lategoing, as the fourth-ranked Notre Dame women’s soccer team overcame a scoreless first half to defeat visiting Iowa, 3-1, in exhibition action Friday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Notre Dame-which also posted a 2-0 exhibition win Tuesday at Wisconsin-Milwaukee-opens the regular season next weekend by playing host to the KeyBank Classic. Hartford and Connecticut will play the first game on Friday, Aug. 31 (5:00 p.m.), followed by Notre Dame and Penn State. UConn and PSU then will meet on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 11:00 a.m., following by the ND-Hartford game.
The Irish held a 25-14 shot edge while attempting nine corner kicks to Iowa’s one.
Guertin opened the scoring in the 54th minute, quickly redirecting Warner’s pinpoint cross from the right side (another sophomore, midfielder Randi Scheller, helped set up the sequence with a midfield pass from 30 yards out).
Guertin’s second goal was similar to the first, with Warner slicing by the Iowa defense and sliding a pass to her classmate for the 2-0 lead (60:27).
Sheehan showed her speed and finishing touch in the 79th minute, breaking onto the ball on the right side and beating her defender after a long run before striking the ball into the left side of the net for a 3-0 lead.
Iowa’s Sarah Lynch averted the shutout in the 84th minute, with an assist from Rennie Sherard.
Iowa 0 1 - 1#4 Notre Dame 0 3 - 3Shots: IOWA 3-11-14, ND 15-10-25.Saves: IOWA 9 (Liz Hendel 4, Britta Vogele 5), ND 9 (Liz Wagner).Corner Kicks: IOWA 1, ND 9.Fouls: IOWA 2, ND 9.Offsides: IOWA 1, ND 1.