NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Eight different Irish players scored multiple goals as #4 Notre Dame routed Butler, 20-1, to improve to 12-2 overall Wednesday night at Arlotta Stadium.
The 19-goal margin of victory is the second largest for the Irish this season and the seventh double-digit win of the 2019 campaign.
Senior Samantha Giacolone earned her 12th victory in goal this season for the Irish, and passes Ellie Hilling for most career wins in goal in program history with 45.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish dominated the contest from the opening draw, scoring seven goals in the first 10 minutes of play and 13 total in the first half. Notre Dame added another seven markers in the final 30 minutes to account for the 20-1 final.
Freshman Mollie Carr paced the Irish with four goals, while sophomores Andie Aldave and Maddie Howe each netted hat tricks.
Savannah Buchanan, Hannah Dorney, Cailin Field, Samantha Lynch, and Jessi Masinko also scored twice for Notre Dame.
Masinko (2G, 3A) has a game-high five points while Aldave (3G, 1A) matched Carr with four points.
Aldave also recorded 15 draw controls, bringing her season total to 117. As a team, Notre Dame earned a 19-3 advantage on the draw against the Bulldogs.
Defensively, the Irish caused 16 Butler turnovers with junior Kelly Donnelly recording a game-high three. Senior Makenna Pearsall and sophomore Lizzy Doherty also caused a pair.
Sophomore Bridget Deehan made a pair of saves in relief before junior Grace Steffens stopped a shot in the final minute.
- Notre Dame improves to 7-0 at home in 2019.
- Senior Samantha Giacolone earned her 12th victory in goal this season for the Irish, and passes Ellie Hilling for most career wins in goal in program history with 45.
- Sophomore Maddie Howe has recorded a hat trick in nine games this season.
- Andie Aldave has 117 draw controls in 2019, and 215 for her career.
The Irish (12-2, 4-2 ACC) close out their ACC regular season slate this Sunday (April 14) at Duke. Opening draw is set for noon ET from Durham, North Carolina, and the matchup will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.