March 29, 1998
Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse Suffers 19-5 Setback to No. 5 Duke
DURHAM, N.C. - The Notre Dame women's lacrosse had its two-game win streak snapped at Duke this afternoon as the Irish lost a 19-5 decision to the fifth-ranked Blue Devils. It marked the first time Notre Dame had faced a ranked opponent since becoming a varsity sport last season.
The win was the fourth straight for Duke as the Blue Devils improve to 7-1. With the loss, Notre Dame is now 5-3 on the season.
Duke jumped out to an early 7-0 with 19:16 to go in the first half, but the Irish held the Blue Devils scoreless for the remainder of the first half and twice netted goals of their own.
Duke scored the first five goals of the second half to build a 12-2 lead. The Blue Devils allowed just three goals in the second half, while scoring 12 of their own in the final 30 minutes.
Kerry Callahan and Stephanie Fox had two goals each for the Irish, while Eileen Regan added the other Irish tally.
Tricia Martin led Duke with four goals and four assists, while Courtney Rodgers and Keri Dunn both tallied three times.
Irish goalkeeper Carrie Marshall registered 14 saves in goal.
Notre Dame returns to action on Saturday, April 4 when the Irish travel to Columbus, Ohio to face the Ohio State Buckeyes in a 1:00 p.m. contest.