Oct. 24, 1999
Senior forwards Jenny Heft and Jenny Streiffer had record-setting days and junior midfielder Anne Makinen tied another Irish record to lead the sixth-ranked Notre Dame women’s soccer team to a 7-1 win over Miami on Sunday at Alumni Field in the final regular season home game for the Irish. Streiffer opened the scoring with the first of her three goals in the 12th minute to become the fourth player in NCAA history to reach 60 goals and 60 assists in a career. Heft scored the game-winning goal in the 18th minute to tally the 74th goal of her career, surpassing the 73 goals Monica Gerardo scored from 1995-98 and setting the Irish career record. Makinen assisted on Meotis Erikson’s second-half goal for her 11th consecutive game with a point, matching the school record. Notre Dame, which scored on seven of 28 shots, improved to 13-3-0 with the win, while Miami falls to 10-7-0. The Irish return to action at Wisconsin on Wed., Oct. 27, at 6:00 p.m.
Notre Dame scored a pair of goals 54 second apart in the 38th and 39th minutes to build a 4-0 halftime lead after Streiffer and Heft put the Irish ahead 2-0. The Irish scored on three of their nine second-half shots and allowed the Hurricanes to one goal on two shots in the second half to defeat Miami in a preview of the Nov. 2, BIG EAST championship quarterfinal game between the two teams at Alumni Field. The Irish finished with a 28-2 advantage in shots and 7-1 in corner kicks. Goalkeeper Elizabeth Swinson made three saves in the first half for the Hurricanes, while Rachel Elsby had four saves in the second half. Sani Post relieved Irish goalkeeper LaKeysia Beene in the 52nd minute and saved one Miami shot.
Streiffer’s 60th career goal came on a give-and-go with Irish freshman Nancy Mikacenic inside the box, with Streiffer scoring into the lower left corner of the net from six yards out at 11:22. Heft scored her 74th career goal when Erikson dumped the ball from the left sideline to Heft, who connected from eight yards out at 17:05. Streiffer and Mikacenic finished another sequence when Mikacenic dribbled to the right endine and crossed the ball to Streiffer, who scored from six yards at 37:11. Streiffer then took a pass from Mikacenic at the left post, drew Swimson off her line and tapped the ball to Monica Gonzalez for an open net goal from five yards at 38:05.
Erikson gave the Irish a 5-0 lead in the 50th minute when Makinen and Lancaster headed consecutive balls to Erikson, who volleyed in a shot from five yards at 49:23. Hurricane sophomore Alexis Mackenzie put Miami on the board at 51:14 when she took a long pass from Nina Wathne and scored from 10 yards on the left wing. Senior Kara Brown set up Notre Dame’s sixth goal with a long service from the 40 yards on the right sideline to Lancaster on the left post. Lancaster tapped the ball to Erikson, who dribbled past Elsby and scored into the open net at 56:19. Gonzalez won a ball in the midfield, dribbled down the middle of the field and dropped a pass on the right wing to Streiffer, who completed the third hat trick of her career with a blast from 15 yards into the upper left corner of the net at 65:29 to close out the scoring.
Streiffer joins Notre Dame’s Cindy Daws (1993-96), North Carolina’s Mia Hamm (1989-90, 92-93) and UC Santa Barbara’s Carin Jennings (1983-86) as the only players to score at least 60 goals and assist on at least 60 goals during their careers. With three goals and an assist against Miami, Streiffer upped her career totals to 62 goals and 65 assists for 189 points, tying her with Daws for second most points in Irish history and moving her one point within Gerardo’s record of 190 points. Heft’s 74 goals stand 16th on the NCAA career goals list. After not recording a point in the season-opening game against North Carolina and missing four games while playing with the Finnish national team, Makinen has at least point in the last 11 games she has played, joining Streiffer, Erikson and former Notre Dame All-American Holly Manthei with the record.