Dec. 16, 2017
By Erin Locascio
Erin Locascio is a photography and graphic design intern for the University of Notre Dame. Throughout the year she has taken photos at fall sports such as women's soccer, football, men's soccer and volleyball. Take a look at her five favorites from the 2017 women's soccer season.
In each post Locascio will give background information on the photo and why she selected it.
Eva In The Middle
The Fighting Irish women's soccer team scored many goals during the 2017 season, 46 to be exact. That many goals caused for a lot of celebrating images, which were typically my favorite photos. This particular celebration was in a win versus Santa Clara early in the season. Eva Hurm is the middle of this shot being lifted up by her teammates with a big smile. Hurm had assisted on the goal and finished that game with two assists in the 4 -1 victory.
Surive And Advance
With all those goals scored there was bound to be another celebration photo as one of my favorites. This one was from one of the most important games of the season for the Fighting Irish women's soccer team. In their last home game of the season against IUPUI, the Fighting Irish needed to win their first round NCAA game to advance to the second round of the postseason. Kate O'Connor is seen embracing a teammate who just put the Irish in the lead, and they would hold on for the 4-0 win.
Eva Hurm was influential to Notre Dame's offense right away. In her freshman campaign she would cut in and out of the box, make runs down the field and make it tough on the other team from start to finish. There are many photos from this past season of the players kicking the ball, but this one tops them all. Eva just beat her defender and is caught at the moment of the kick where both feet are in the air to send the ball in the box. The light was perfect this day and makes Hurm the focus as the sun shines on her and the ball.
Westendorf Using Her Head
Sandra Yu Competes