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Women’s Lacrosse: Laxers notch first victory at G’town

Matt Gamber | Monday, April 14, 2008

No. 8 Notre Dame bounced back from a 16-2 blowout loss at Northwestern last Wednesday to tally its first-ever win at No. 6 Georgetown Saturday with a 10-8 road victory.

Freshman Shaylyn Blaney scored three goals and junior goalie Erin Goodman recorded a career-high 15 saves to lead the Irish (10-4, 3-1 Big East) to their second win over a ranked opponent this season.

Notre Dame dominated the first half, scoring the first two goals before taking a 5-1 advantage into the break. After junior Jillian Byers and senior Caitlin McKinney scored to open the second half and give the Irish a 7-1 advantage, the Hoyas (9-4, 2-2) outscored Notre Dame 7-3 over the final 20 minutes.

Senior Heather Ferguson and junior Jane Stoeckert each scored twice for the Irish, while sophomore Gina Scioscia, Byers and McKinney each put home single goals in the victory.

The Irish scored seven unassisted goals in the victory despite being out-shot 32-22, including 21-9 in the second half. They turned the ball over 17 times while managing 13 takeaways.

Notre Dame returns home Wednesday for a non-conference contest with Vanderbilt at 4:30 p.m. at the Loftus Center.