February 24, 1999
ORLANDO, Fla. – Three Notre Dame All-American women’s soccer players had roles in three of the four goals scored as the U.S. womens national team beat the Finnish national team 3-1 in an international match on Wed., in Orlando. Irish seniors Jen Grubb and Jenny Streiffer had a goal and an assist for the U.S., while Irish junior Anne Makinen scored for Finland. The U.S. outshot Finland 13-5 in the game. The two teams will meet again on Sat., Feb. 27, at 4:00 p.m. on espn2.
The game featured a lineup consisting primarily of young players in the U.S. residency camp, including Streiffer , who made her first career start for the national team in the game. Grubb scored the first goal of the game in the seventh minute on a free kick from 25 yards that hit the left post and bounced in the goal. The goal marked her second international goal in 12 career games.
Streiffer set up the third goal of the game when slipped a pass in the box to Beth Keller, who scored from six yards out in the 69th minute. Makinen put Finland on the put in the 83rd minute when she converted a breakaway from 15 yards out into the right corner. Samantha Bagget scored the other U.S. goal in the 17th minute.
Saturdays game will feature the full U.S. team as Makinen will go up against American starting defender and three-time Irish All-American Kate Sobrero, who played with Makinen during Sobreros senior year at in 1997.