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    Women's Soccer March To The Final Four

    Dec. 1, 2004

    en Buczkowski helped the Irish hold Eastern Illinois to just three shots (one on goal) in Notre Dame's 4-0 victory in the first round of the College Cup. Buczkowski also assisted on Katie Thorlakson's 20th goal of the season.

    Amanda Cinalli scored the first goal of the game vs. Eastern Illinois at 6:13, a left-footed volley off a corner kick.

    Gudrun Gunnarsdottir played 72 minutes against Eastern Illinois, helping Notre Dame to the 4-0 shutout victory.

    Lizzie Reed came off the bench to play 47 minutes against Eastern Illinois, taking two shots during the contest.

    Melissa Tancredi played 75 minutes in the Irish defense vs. Eastern Illinois.

    Katie Thorlakson had two goals and an assist against Eastern Illinois, becoming just the third play ever to reach 20 goals and 20 assists in a season.

    Erika Bohn was not asked to make a save against Wisconsin, but helped a dominating defensive effort hold the Badgers to just one shot in the contest.

    Jen Buczkowski played all 90 minutes against Wisconsin, as the Irish held the Badgers without a corner kick attempt in the game.

    Melissa Tancredi helped the Irish defense hold Wisconsin without a shot on goal or corner kick in the entire contest.

    Jill Krivacek heads in the game-winning goal at 89:07 (53 second left) to post the lone goal in Notre Dame's 1-0 victory over Wisconsin.

    The Irish players celebrate Jill Krivacek's final-minute goal to push the Irish to a 1-0 victory over Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

    Jill Krivacek's game-winning header against Wisconsin in the final minute was her first goal of the season.

    Jannica Tjeder started the Wisconsin game at forward and played 27 minutes.

    The Irish celebrate one of their two goals against Connecticut, another shutout victory for the team in the NCAA College Cup.

    Christie Shaner battled all 90 minutes of the game for Notre Dame vs. Connecticut.

    Candace Chapman scored the eventual game-winning goal at 65:34 against Connecticut, a header off a cross from Ashley Jones.

    Irish players Jill Krivacek, Christie Shaner and Melissa Tancredi - three key players in Notre Dame's defense and midfield - held Connecticut to just four shots in the contest while the Irish offense pounded our 24 (including 10 on goal).

    Kim Lorenzen played a key 63 minutes in Notre Dame's defense against Connecticut, helping the Irish hold the Huskies to just one corner kick in the game.

    Notre Dame's 2-0 victory over Connecticut in the College Cup avenged the Huskies' 2-1 victory over the Irish in the BIG EAST Championship and moved Notre Dame's unbeaten streak to 57 games against BIG EAST teams at Alumni Field.

    Katie Thorlakson dominated play once again for Notre Dame against Portland, posting two assists and one goal (off a corner kick) in the 3-1 victory.

    Gudrun Gunnarsdottir played the entire match against Portland, helping the Irish hold the Pilots to just one shot in the first half.

    Ashley Jones played a key 23 minutes off the bench for Notre Dame vs. Portland, posting one shot on goal.

    Notre Dame celebrates its victory over Portland, sending the team to its seventh College Cup Final Four appearance.

    Kim Lorenzen, Erika Bohn, Christie Shaner, Gudrun Gunnarsdottir and Melissa Tancredi pose together after Notre Dame defeated Portland 3-1 and advanced to the College Cup Final Four.

    The University of Notre Dame women's soccer team will appear in this weekend's Women's College Cup semifinals for the seventh time, when the Irish face Santa Clara on Friday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p.m.

    Notre Dame defeated Eastern Illinois, Wisconsin, Connecituct and Portland on its drive to the Final Four.



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