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    Sept. 26, 1997

    Makinen's Hat Trick Leads Notre Dame to 7-1 Win at Rutgers

    PISCATAWAY, N.J.- Freshman midfielder and BIG EAST offensive player of the week Anne Makinen scored her first career hat trick as Notre Dame's second-ranked Women's soccer team improved to 8-0-1 and 4-0-0 in the BIG EAST with a 7-1 win over Rutgers in front 1,228 at Yurcak Field. Shannon Boxx recorded three assists while Holly Manthei and Jenny Heft each had a goal and two assists. The Irish outshot the Scarlet Knights 22-5 in the contest. Rutgers falls to 3-6-0 and 1-3-0 with the loss.

    Anne Makinen scored her first career hat trick in just 60 minutes of play before being replaced by Julie Maund in the second half with the Irish up 7-1. Her first goal came from a 25-yard blast into the upper center of the net at 41:19. With just 13 seconds to go in the first half, Makinen connected on a give-and-go with Jenny Heft to send Notre Dame into halftime with a 5-1 lead. Makinen blasted her third goal from 20 yards out from the right wing into the lower left corner of the net past a diving Rutgers goalkeeper.

    Heft opened the scoring for the Irish at 12:53 with her header from a cross from Manthei. Manthei then scored what would be the game winning-goal when her corner kick at 26:13 curved past the goalkeeper and into the net.

    Rutgers took advantage of its five shots, as Shannon Nagle scored at 35:10 on a breakaway pass from Tiphanie Wawrzyniak that split the Irish defense.

    Meotis Erikson beat the goalkeeper to a cross from Mathei at 38:20 to put Notre Dame up 3-1 before Makinen scored twice to close out the half. Monica Gerardo also scored on a feed from Heft. Notre Dame continues its BIG EAST road trip with a 1:00 p.m. game at Villanova on Sunday, Sept. 28.

    #2 Notre Dame 7, Rutgers 1
    Scoring: ND Jenny Heft (Manthei)12:53, ND Holly Manthei (unassisted) 26:13, RU Shannon Nagle (Wawrzyniak) 35:10, ND Meotis Erikson (Manthei, Boxx) 38:20, ND Anne Makinen (Boxx, Lindsey) 41:19, ND Anne Makinen (Heft) 44:47, ND Monica Gerado (Heft) 52:48, ND Anne Makinen (Boxx) 54:03.
    Shots: ND 22-5 Corners: ND8-2 Saves: RU 6-2 Fouls RU 13-9

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