Live Blog: Women's Lacrosse vs. Stanford

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2:05 pm: Notre Dame scores with just 1.6 seconds to play and it's going to be a 17-14 victory for Coach Halfpenny in her first game. Jaimie Morrison scores her fourth of the afternoon and it's assist #6 for Maggie Tamasitis.

2:03 pm: Under a minute to play, Stanford cuts the lead to just two goals. Rachel Ozer scores to make it 16-14.

2:01 pm: Maybe I spoke too soon. Anna Boeri scores again for Stanford, assisted by Emily Newstrom. There's 2:10 remaining in this one, and it's 16-13 in favor of Notre Dame.

1:59 pm: Under three minutes to play and it's looking good for Coach Halfpenny's team. Lindsay Powell nets her fifth score of the game to give Notre Dame a 16-12 lead. That one might be the insurance goal the Irish needed to close this one out.

1:53 pm: A free position shot for Stanford, and Anna Kim scores another goal for the Cardinal. It cuts the Notre Dame lead to three goals, with 5:45 remaining at Arlotta Stadium.

1:46 pm: Lindsay Powell puts it in the back of the net for her fourth goal of the game. Huge score for Notre Dame, pushing the lead back to four goals with 8:36 left.

1:45 pm: Now it's a two-minute power play for the Fighting Irish after a Cardinal yellow card. Stanford returns to full-strength, but Notre Dame gets a free position opportunity - but it's a nice save by Munoz. Under 10 minutes to play in the game and it's a 14-11 lead for Notre Dame.

1:40 pm: Rachel Hinds scores her first of the game - a very important goal for Stanford, as it cuts the deficit to just three goals. Should be an eventful rest of the game.

1:39 pm: Notre Dame gets called for a yellow card, but kills the two-minute penalty, despite a couple of close opportunities for Stanford. Great sequence for the Irish defense. We're past the midway point in the second half, and it's a 14-10 game in favor of the home squad.

1:30 pm: After a great save for Notre Dame goalie Ellie Hilling on a free position shot, the Irish take it on the attack, but are unable to score. Stanford comes back on the offensive end and gets another free position opportunity after a foul. This time, it's Kyle Fraser, who cuts the deficit to four. Notre Dame leading, 14-10 with 17:24 remaining.

1:26 pm: The Boeri sisters strike again for Stanford. Anna Boeri scores on an assist from her sister, Emilie. Teams trading goals here in the second half and Notre Dame still holds a five-goal lead.

1:22 pm: Megan Sullivan with another great shot for Notre Dame. It's the senior tri-captain's third score of the game, and she extends the lead to 14-8 with 22:12 to play.

1:16 pm: Stanford responds quickly with a free position shot goal of its own. This time, it's Hannah Farr for the Cardinal. 13-8 advantage for Notre Dame.

1:14 pm: The Irish strike to extend their lead to 13-7. Jaimie Morrison scores her third goal of the game on the free position shot. Exactly the start Notre Dame was looking for here in the second half.

12:59 pm: Notre Dame slows things down in the closing minutes of the half, but Lyndsey Munoz steps up with a few nice saves, and we go to halftime with a 12-7 score.

Lindsay Powell leads the Irish with three goals, while Jaimie Morrison, Megan Sullivan, McKenzie Brown and Jenny Granger have two apiece. Maggie Tamasitis has five assists, to go along with one score for Coach Halfpenny's team.

12:54 pm: Stanford's Emilie Boeri scores her second of the game with 3:40 to play in the half. It's a 12-7 lead for Notre Dame.

12:51 pm: Yet again, Notre Dame responds after a Stanford score. Jenny Granger scores her second of the game, and it's Maggie Tamasitis with her fifth assist of the afternoon.

12:50 pm: Another two-minute penalty for Stanford, but it's the Cardinal who score - Emilie Boeri with the goal on an assist from her sister, Anna, cutting the deficit to five.

12:44 pm: Stanford strikes back quickly on a free position shot. It's Catherine Swanson for the Cardinal. Notre Dame still leads it, 11-5.

12:42 pm: Great find from Maggie Tamasitis...she passes it to Jaimie Morrison who nets it for the 11th Notre Dame goal of the game.

12:38 pm: Another Notre Dame goal...McKenzie Brown scores again - assisted by tri-captain Maggie Tamasitis. 10-4 Irish.

12:36 pm: Anna Kim strikes back for the Cardinal. An unassisted score, her second goal of the game. Still, the Fighting Irish have a 9-4 lead.

12:34 pm: With just 11 seconds left on the power play, Notre Dame strikes for its eighth goal of the game - Lindsay Powell assisted by Jenny Granger. That's the third goal of the day for the sophomore from Honeoye Falls, N.Y.

Just seconds later - McKenzie Brown scores her first of the season. This time, it's Jaimie Morrison with the assist.

It's 9-3 Notre Dame with 12:43 left in the first half.

12:31 pm: Two-minute penalty for Stanford. We'll see if Notre Dame can capitalize on it.

12:24 pm: Stanford gets a free position shot, but the Irish get a save...The Cardinal retain possession however, and Emily Newstrom scores on an assist from Hannah Farr. 7-3 Irish.

12:19 pm: Lindsay Powell strikes on her second goal of the game. It's 6-2 Notre Dame, but not for long...Maggie Tamasitis finds Megan Sullivan for another goal. It's a 7-2 lead for Coach Halfpenny's squad and Stanford calls a timeout with 20:01 left in the first half.

12:16 pm: Lot of scoring early on here at Arlotta Stadium. The Irish have been responding to each Stanford goal. After a Cardinal turnover just after the draw, Megan Sullivan takes it down on the offensive end and passes to Lindsay Powell who finds the back of the net.

On the very next play, Jaimie Morrison strikes for Notre Dame. Five shots and five goals so far for the Fighting Irish.

12:14 pm: Anna Kim scores on a free position shot for Stanford. Irish hold on to the early lead, 3-2.

12:11 pm: Maggie Tamasitis responds quickly for Notre Dame. 3-1 Irish.

12:10 pm: Anna Boeri scores and Stanford cuts the deficit to one.

12:08 pm: The Cardinal turn the ball over and Notre Dame comes down on the attack. After a Stanford foul, Megan Sullivan scores on a free position shot, and it's 2-0. Great start for the Irish.

12:03 pm: It's the first goal of the season for Notre Dame - Jenny Granger strikes first on an assist from Maggie Tamasitis. The Irish lead 1-0 with 26:44 left in the half.

11:54 am: The Fighting Irish starting lineups are introduced to the tune of "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," and we're just about ready to go.

11:30 am: We're about a half hour away from the start of the 2012 Notre Damen women's lacrosse season. It's a new era in South Bend, as Christine Halfpenny coaches her first game on the Fighting Irish sideline.

Her 20th-ranked squad will take on the #6 Stanford Cardinal and like yesterday's men's game against Duke, the women will open the season at Arlotta Stadium. It's 30 degrees and sunny, and there's not a snowflake in sight.

The game begins at noon ET, and you can catch the broadcast live on Stay tuned right here to Irish UNDerground for more coverage from the season opener.

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