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    Sept. 5, 1997

    Notre Dame Women's Soccer Remains Undefeated

    SEATTLE -- Jenny Steiffer scored the first goal and assisted on the game-winner Friday, lifting second-ranked Notre Dame to a 3-1 victory over Washington in front of 1,671 spectators at Husky Soccer Field.

    Notre Dame, the 1995 NCAA champion and runner-up last year, improved its record to 3-0. The Huskies dropped to 0-2 with their second straight loss to a team ranked among the nation's top three.

    Streiffer opened the scoring at 10:43, redirecting a shot by Meotis Erikson from six yards away.

    Washington equalized 30 minutes into the contest as sophomore Jana Wilson headed in a free kick by Natalie Campbell. The goal was the first surrendered by Notre Dame this season, halting a 210-minute scoreless span.

    Holly Manthei scored the decisive goal with just over two minutes remaining in the first half. She beat UW goalkeeper Gretchen Mensinger with a 12-yard header off a lofting cross from Streiffer at 42:56.

    Jenny Heft capped the scoring, booting in a rebound off a corner kick from Manthei.

    Mensinger turned away six shots by the Irish who outshot Washington 28-11. Notre Dame goalkeeper LaKeysia Beene registered two saves.

    #2 Notre Dame 3, Washington 1

    Scoring: ND Jenny Streiffer (Shannon Boxx, Meotis Erikson) at 10:43, WASH Jana Wilson (Natalie Campbell) at 30:00, ND Holly Manthei (Monica Gonzalez, Streiffer) at 42:56, ND Jenny Heft (Manthei) at 70:10.
    Shots: ND 28-11. Corners: ND 13-2. Saves: WASH 6-2. Fouls: Wash 18-11.

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