Notre Dame's Season So Far
Streiffer's Four Goals Leads Women's Soccer To 9-0 Win At Georgetown
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jenny Streiffer scored four goals, including the first two of the game, as Notre Dame's second-ranked women's soccer team shut out Georgetown 9-0 on Saturday in Washington, D.C. Anne Makinen scored twice and Holly Manthei dished off four assists as the Irish improved to 12-0-1 and a perfect 7-0-0 in BIG EAST Conference games. Georgetown falls to 3-7-0, 0-6-0.
Streiffer opened the scoring for Notre Dame by scoring on two of her first three shots in the game. She headed in a cross from Kara Brown at 13:14 and booted in a feed from Kelly Lindsey at 14:34 from 10 yards. Six minutes later Monica Gerardo scored on a give-and-go with Manthei. Makinen made it 4-0 at halftime with a blast from 20 yards that screamed through the Hoya goalkeeper's hands
In the second half, Shannon Boxx volleyed in a cross from Manthei at 48:53 and Streiffer volleyed in another Manthei cross 10 minutes later. Streiffer scored her fourth gaol when she stole the ball at about 25 yards from a Hoya defender who was attempting to clear the ball. The sophomore forward dribbled through three more defenders for a point blank shot from eight yards.
Makinen connected on another blast and Meotis Erikson another goal inside the box to round out the scoring for the 9-0 Irish win.
Notre Dame's defense held Georgetown without a shot until less than 15 minutes left in the game. The Irish out shot the Hoyas 40-1 in the contest. LaKeysia Beene made one save in recording her 10th shutout of the season. She lowered goals against average to 0.313, the lowest in the country. The nine goals scored by Notre Dame was the most this season and the most since a 10-1 over Villanova on Nov. 3, 1996.
Notre Dame returns to action when it travels to Wisconsin for a Tues., Oct. 14, matchup with the Badgers in Madison, Wis.
#2 Notre Dame 9, Georgetown 0 Scoring: ND Jenny Streiffer (Brown, Grubb) 13:14, ND Jenny Streiffer (Lindsey, Manthei) 14:34, ND Monica Gerardo (Manthei) 20:22, ND Anne Makinen (Boxx, Gonzalez) 24:20, ND Shannon Boxx (Manthei) 48:53, ND Jenny Streiffer (Manthei) 58:49, ND Jenny Streiffer 59:16, ND Anne Makinen (Lindsey) 62:20, ND Meotis Erikson (Maund) 82:49. Shots: ND 40-1. Corners: ND 13-5. Saves: GU 13-1. Fouls: ND 11-7.