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    Women's Lacrosse Downs Vanderbilt 10-9 In Overtime

    May 3, 2002


    Notre Dame's defense held Vanderbilt without a shot for the first 10-plus minutes of the game as the Irish built a 4-0 lead.

    Notre Dame's Maureen Henwood (left) and Kassen Delano (right) battle for a groundball.

    Junior Anne Riley controls the ball off the draw in the win over the Commodores.

    Riley sparks the Irish transition.

    Junior Danielle Shearer drives to the goal to pull the Irish within 9-8.

    Danielle Shearer is fouled to set up the game-tying goal.

    Danielle Shearer beats the Vandy goalie on a free-position shot for a 9-9 tie to complete Notre Dame's three-goal rally in the final two minutes of regulation.

    The Irish celebrate after senior Natalie Loftus (far right) scored the game-winning goal - the only score by either team in overtime.

    Junior Jen White saved Vanderbilt's only shot in overtime and finished with six saves in the game.

    The Irish and their fans celebrate following the school-record 12th win of the season.

    Notre Dame's win marked its first in six meetings with Vanderbilt.

    Senior captains Tina Fedarcyk (left) and Kathryn Lam (right) embrace following the win in the final regular-season home game of their Irish careers.



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