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Moran, Irish rout Earlham 10-1

Special to The Observer | Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Notre Dame’s field hockey club traveled to Richmond, Ind., Saturday, for their season opener against Earlham College, an NCAA Division III varsity program.  After battling to a 1-1 tie at the end of the first period, the Irish exploded for seven goals in the second period on their way to routing Earlham 10-1.  Kaitlin Moran’s three goals spearheaded a balanced attack as Lauren Brinkman, Meredith Gluck and Rebecca Mosca each scored twice for the Irish. Molly Fox tallied another goal.  Gluck, Eleanor Bradley, Mosca and Mary Davis were credited with assists, and goalie Leigh Madeira registered six saves. “I was really excited to play an NCAA recognized team to see how we measure up to a D-III school,” said captain Katie Butler.  “As a non-varsity sport, we’ve only played other clubs recently, so this game was extremely important to us. We started off a little slow because of our lack of practice together, but after the first period we knew what we had to change and then did it.  I’m very happy with our performance and hope we can continue this success throughout the year.”