Lacrosse Loses Final Regular-Season Match to Notre Dame,
Tenn. - In the final regular-season match, the 15th-ranked
Vanderbilt women's lacrosse team fell to BIG EAST competitor
and 17th-ranked Notre Dame, 22-11. Coming into the match,
both teams were 7-7 and 4-2 in their repective conferences.
Both teams were looking to increase their overall season
records to 8-7.
Vanderbilt came out strong in the first period, dominating
the defense of the Fighting Irish. firing of quick intesive
shots, the Commodores would pick up five goals and lead
the Irish by three. But Notre Dame would ralley to come
back. Scoring four goals in the last four minutes of the
first period, Notre Dame would head in to the break with
a one point lead over Vanderbilt.
After the break, a refreshed Notre Dame offense would
take complete control of the ball. Capitilizing on defensive
and offensive errors, Notre Dame would score 14 goals
in the second period alone. Vanderbilt would not be able
to catch up, scoring just four goals in the second period.
Scoring for Notre Dame: Simon (1), Delano (1), Dixon (4),
Welle (2), Fisher (2), Owen (1), Shearer (3), Riley (3),
Foote (4), Kinnik (1); Scoring for Vanderbilt: Schmucker
(3), Crawley (3), Allen (2), Peck (1),
Ashley Bastinelli picked up seven saves during this game.