Women's Soccer


Aug. 24, 1997

Notre Dame Beats Missouri 11-0 in Exhibition

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame's women's soccer team used a hat trick by junior Monica Gerardo and two goals each by sophomores Jenny Streiffer and Jenny Heft to beat visiting Missouri 11-0 in an exhibition game at Alumni Field. The Irish, who are coming off a school-record 24 wins in the 1996 and a trip to their third-straight NCAA title game, open their 1997 season when they play host to BIG EAST foe St. John's on Friday, Aug. 29, at Alumni Field at 7:30 p.m.. The Tigers open up against Michigan on Friday at Kentucky at 5:00 p.m.

Streiffer scored what would be the game-winning goal just over two minutes into the contest when she headed a cross from Holly Manthei to put Notre Dame up 1-0. Sophomore Kara Brown and Gerardo scored back-to-back goals in a two-minute span at the 16-minute mark. The teams battled through a scoreless remainder of the first half with the Irish holding the 3-0 lead at halftime.

Junior Laura Vanderberg scored six minutes into the second half before Heft scored twice in the next three minutes to break the game open in building a 6-0 lead. Gerardo would score twice more and Streiffer and freshman Meotis Erikson each added goals. Freshman Monica Gonzalez closed out the scoring at 76:18 for Notre Dame, which out shot Missouri 47-3 in the contest. Sophomore goalkeeper LaKeysia Beene made two saves in recording the shutout.

Event Calendar


August 25
L, 2-0
Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)

Big Ten Network
August 29
W, 3-0
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
September 2
7:00 PM
Illinois State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 4
5:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
September 9
10:30 PM
Santa Clara
San Jose, Calif. (Buck Shaw Stadium)
September 11
2:00 PM
Stanford, Calif. (Cagan Stadium)
September 18
12:00 PM
Syracuse, N.Y. (SU Soccer Stadium)
September 22
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Soccer Field)
September 25
1:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 1
7:00 PM
Louisville, Ky. (Lynn Stadium)
October 6
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 9
1:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 20
3:30 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
October 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Spry Stadium)
October 27
7:00 PM
Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium)
October 30
ACC Quarterfinals
November 4
ACC Semifinals
November 6
ACC Finals
November 11
NCAA First Round

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