March 13, 1998
Women's Lacrosse Beats Denver, 19-5
Calabrese, Callahan and O'Shaughnessy score three each
DENVER, Colo. Notre Dame's second-year women's lacrosse team used three goals each from Courtney Calabrese, Kerry Callahan and Lael O'Shaughnessy en route to a 19-5 win over host Denver on Friday. The win improves the Irish 3-0 after wins at UC Davis and Stanford over their spring break trip. Notre Dame now returns home for a three-game homestand beginning on Wed., March 18, with the 1998 home opener slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. against Colgate.
The Irish took an early 2-1 lead and never looked back from there, leading 9-3 at halftime and outscoring Denver 10-2 in the second half. Callahan led the team in scoring with two assists to go with her three goals while Calabrese also had an assist wit her three goals. Kathryn Perella added two goals and an assist while Maura Doyle and Holly Michael each had a pair of goals. Mara Grace, Eileen Regan and Jessica Grom each had a goal. Regan also had an assist.
Defensively, freshman goalie Carrie Marshall made six saves while allowing three goals in 35 minutes. Junior Beth Murray had a save while allowing two goals in 25 minutes. Midfielder Holly Manthei, in just the third game of her career after joining the womens lacrosse team after playing womens soccer for years, led the team with six caused turnovers while recovering two draw controls for a total of eight positive possessions.
The 19 goals were the most ever scored by the Irish and the 14-point margin of victory is the most in the 12 games of the programs history.