Sept. 26, 2000
Notre Dame women's soccer senior defender Kelly Lindsey (Omaha,
Neb.) and freshman forward Amy Warner (Albuquerque, N.M.) have been honored
by the BIG EAST Conference for the third time in the last four weeks, after
playing leading parts in the pair of Irish wins last week over West
Virginia (2-1) and Pittsburgh (1-0).
Lindsey spearheaded a Notre Dame defensive effort that allowed a
total of just two corner kicks and nine shots-only four of them on
net-during last week's action. The Irish held Pittsburgh to no corner kicks
and just one shot (off net) and did not allow a shot from the Panthers in
the final 76 minutes of the game.
From her central defender position, Lindsey has directed a Notre
Dame defense that has allowed just one goal (on a penalty kick at West
Virginia) in the last 408 minutes of action.
Warner opened the scoring in the 29th minute of the West Virginia
game, after using her speed to get behind the WVU defense on a cross from
the right flank (she one-touched a leftfooted shot into the net for a 1-0
Irish lead). Two days later, Warner set up the goal-scoring sequence versus
Pittsburgh when she made a run through the left side of the box before
chipping a pass back to the top of the box to set up Anne Makinen's
game-winning goal in the 34th minute.
Warner ranks second on the Irish squad with 15 points, including
six goals (two game-winners) and three assists. She has scored the first
goal of the game three times this season, sharing for the team lead in that
category with seniors Makinen and Meotis Erikson.
Notre Dame-which has maintained its spot atop the national
rankings-now owns a 246-49 season shot edge (27-5 average) and has held
seven opponents to 1-8 shots (four have managed just 1-2 shots). The Irish
also own a 69-21 season edge in corner kicks (8-2 average) and have allowed
just 26 shots on goal (2.9/gm) while attempting 147 (16.3/gm).