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MORNING BRIEFING: Irish overcome adversity to win at Penn State
by Paul Kennedy, September 22nd, 2008 8AM

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Top-ranked women's team Notre Dame improved to 8-0-0 with a 3-1 win at Penn State on Sunday.

The Irish despite the absence of Coach Randy Waldrum, who was not in attendance at Sunday's game due to a death in his family. Waldrum became the eighth active NCAA Division I coach to earn 300 career victories with Sunday's win.

Texans Melissa Henderson (five goal of the season) and Kerri Hanks (seventh goal) scored a little more than two minutes apart in the first half to give Notre Dame the lead.

The Irish showed no ill effects from a two-hour bus ride on the morning of the game from Johnstown, Pa., necessitated by the Penn State home football game the day before that resulted in all University Park area hotels being full.

"We're very proud of the way the team dealt with adversity this weekend, between Randy's family and our unusual travel situation," assistant Ken Nuber said. "All of us -- the players, coaches and staff -- were called upon to do a little bit more in Randy's absence and everyone delivered. Right now, though, our thoughts and prayers go out to Randy and his family."

PERFECT FOUR. Only four teams -- No. 1 Notre Dame, 9 LSU, No. 16 Oklahoma State and No. 17 Minnesota -- remain perfect  after Week 5 of the women's season.

Seven teams lost for tied for the first time this season:

-- Michigan State (lost to BYU 2-0)
-- N.C. State (lost to William & Mary 2-1 in overtime and Old Dominion 1-0)
-- College of Charleston (lost to Kennesaw 3-0)
-- Villanova (lost Georgetown 3-0)
-- Washington (lost to Illinois 3-0)
-- Akron (lost to William & Mary 6-0 and Old Dominion 4-0)
-- Siena (2-2 tie with Sacred Heart)

STINGY BRUINS. UCLA broke the school record for consecutive shutouts on Sunday, posting its seventh in a row en route to a 3-0 victory over New Mexico at the UCLA Women's Cup. Bruin goalkeepers Ashley Thompson and Yiana Dimmitt combined for their fifth straight shutout on Sunday The Bruins have surrendered just one goal this season, holding their opponents scoreless for the last 688 minutes.



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