Club Sports: Women’s soccer caps long weekend with 5-0 win
Special to the Observer | Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Irish had a long weekend with four tough games. Notre Dame traveled to Milwaukee on Saturday to take on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette.
In the first game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Irish surrendered a goal in the first minute. Undeterred by the 1-0 deficit, the Irish fought back, as forward Destiny Anamege got the pass from midfielder Kaley Cohen and scored in the 30th minute.
At the half, the game was tied, 1-1. The Irish came out strong in the second half and found three more goals before the final whistle to finish with a 4-1 win. The second goal for the Irish came again from Anamege in the 53rd minute after she received a pass from midfielder Casey Gross, beat her defender, shot and scored. Gross then scored in the 61st minute with an outside shot from the top of the box right over the goalkeeper’s head.
In the 78th minute, a foul on Wisconsin-Milwaukee gave the Irish a penalty kick. Forward Mary Wickert stayed composed and scored the final goal for Notre Dame.
The second game of the day against Marquette was a tough test for the Irish. Low on subs and coming off of a hard-played game, Notre Dame faced a very strong Marquette team. The game was evenly matched, but neither team was able to capitalize, and the hard-fought game ended in a 0-0 tie.
The Irish played two games at home Sunday. In the first 20 minutes against Loyola, the Ramblers scored twice. Notre Dame came out strong in the second half and put high pressure on the Ramblers defense. In the 55th minute, Gross took a corner kick and scored on a bended ball. While the Irish kept up high pressure and intensity for the rest of the game and fired some-off-the-post shots and near-goals, the game ended before they could find another goal, and the Irish suffered their first loss, 2-1.
Fueled by the earlier loss, the Irish came out strong against DePaul and scored early. In the 15th minute, Anamege received a pass from midfielder Maddie McCormick on a counter-attack and scored in the upper right corner of the goal. After the half, the Irish came out and scored in the 55th minute to go up 2-0. Midfielder Erica Heissler headed and redirected the ball off of a deflection from a corner taken by Gross and scored. In the 70th minute, Heissler intercepted the ball and played a through pass to Anamege, who finished near the post. In the 77th minute, Wickert scored off another penalty kick after a handball in the box. Anamege added the final goal in the 86th minute, when she beat the keeper and scored on the front post. Notre Dame ended the weekend with a 5-0 victory.
The Irish faced Western Michigan and Grand Valley State on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich., winning 23-19 and 24-19, respectively.
Against Grand Valley State, the doubles pair of Anna and Janelle Wanzek fell, 6-1. Ed Kielb and Brett Beattie played men’s doubles and won, 6-2. In singles, Ali Scoggin won, 6-2, and Bobby Michels lost a tough matchup, 6-5, dropping the tiebreaker, 5-4. Alanna Anderson and Ryan Grojean played mixed doubles, sealing the victory with a 6-3 win and bringing the final overall score to 24-19.
Notre Dame played Western Michigan next, remaining undefeated as a team with a
23-19 victory. Anderson and Ali Scoggin won, 6-2, in woman’s doubles, while Michels and Beattie lost in men’s doubles. 6-1. In singles, Anna Wanzek lost, 6-4, and Kielb won, 6-2. Grojean and Anderson played mixed doubles, fighting under pressure to pulled out the set, 6-3. The Irish are now 2-0 in preseason competition.
Notre Dame had a very successful weekend in Chicago at the ChiTown Classic, beating Northwestern, 15-3, Lakeshore Adult, 9-6 and Loyola Chicago, 12-1. Against Northwestern, Connor Sullivan, Mary Kate Vicenzi and Lindsay Shields had three goals apiece. Keira Heneghan, Tiphaine Delepine, Carmel O’Brien, Rebecca Moore, Michaela McInerney and Steph Scherer had one goal each. Claire Sinnott was named Most Valuable Player of the game.
Against Lakeshore Adult, O’Brien knocked in three goals, Heneghan and Shields each scored twice and Vicenzi and Sullivan had a goal apiece. In the final game of the day, Sullivan, Jen Daily and Moore had two goals each. Heneghan, Sinnott, Ruth Cooper, Grace Pettey, Jessie Frio and O’Brien each scored one goal to complete the Irish domination. Sullivan was honored as the Most Valuable Player of the game.
The Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s team competed at the Augustana Horse Show in Chicago last weekend. The Irish won High Point Team honors Saturday and Reserve High Point Team honors Sunday.
The team got off to a great start Saturday, as captain Katie Walsh and Rebecca Hauserman finished second and fourth, respectively, in Open Fences. Sierra Hajdu had a good showing in Intermediate Fences, finishing third. To close out the morning, Katie Lockhart and Annabelle Duncan had good rides and finished second and fourth, respectively, in Novice Fences. Stephanie Nearhos kicked off the afternoon with a first-place finish in Open Flat, while Walsh finished third and Hauserman finished fourth in the event. Isabelle Hillberg followed with a fourth-place finish in Intermediate Flat. Lockhart had an awesome ride in Novice Flat, finishing first, and was followed by Abby Sullivan in fifth and Duncan in sixth. Shannon Swartz finished second and Elena Gacek was third in Beginner Walk Trot Canter, while Tony Zhong had a great ride in Walk Trot with a first-place finish and Rose McClimans followed him with a third-place finish in her debut show.
Sunday was also a great day for the Irish, starting with Walsh’s third-place finish in Open Fences. Hillberg finished fourth in Intermediate Fences and Hajdu followed in sixth. Duncan then followed with a great ride, finishing first in Novice Fences, with Lockhart just behind her in third. The Open Flat riders took control of the afternoon, as Nearhos finished in third and Hauserman ended in fifth. Hillberg followed with a second-place finish in Intermediate Flat, and Hajdu was close behind with a fifth-place finish. The Novice Flat riders also had good showings, with Lockhart finishing in the top spot and Duncan taking sixth.
The Beginner Walk Trot Canter riders had great showings, as Annalis Cigarroa finished third. Caitlin Smith had a strong finish in Advanced Walk Trot Canter, taking first place and Rebekah Rumschlag finished fifth. Zhong finished the show with a win in Walk Trot, and McClimans followed in fifth. On the weekend, Lockhart won Reserve High Point Rider honors both Saturday and Sunday.
Ohio State traveled to Notre Dame on Friday in an exciting game under the lights at the Stinson Rugby Field. The match featured two even teams and the game was very intense right up to the end. The Buckeyes scored first, but the Irish soon answered with a try by Elizabeth Peterson off of a penalty. Ohio State scored twice more before the Irish scored again with a try by Katie Loughran. The Irish continued to put up a good fight but were never able to recover the lead and eventually lost to the Buckeyes, 38-14.
A little more than 24 hours before Notre Dame was set to play Wisconsin on Saturday, Irish coach Bill Murray learned that the game’s starting time had been switched from a 9:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. The Irish, however, shook off the bus legs after a 3:30 a.m. departure and dispatched the Badgers, 4-2, on Saturday morning. The team completed the sweep with a 4-1 victory Sunday. Trailing 2-1 in the third period Saturday after a first-period goal from defenseman Kevin DeVivo, the Irish received a tally off a rebound in front of the Wisconsin net from forward Conor Kelly and never looked back, as the game-winning goal came from forward D.J. Boyd on a power play and an insurance tally to ice the game came from defenseman Josh Dempsey. Goalie Nick Stasack stopped 23 shots in the victory.
The Irish erased another early deficit on their way to a win Sunday.
Just five seconds into the second period, forward Tom White grabbed a rebound off the end boards and found the net from a bad angle to tie the game at one. The Irish would score three more in the third to take the game, as forward Zach Flynn scored the game-winner, and Kelly knocked home an empty-netter to seal the victory. The Irish next play against USC in Chicago at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.