Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Notre Dame seeks revenge for early-season drubbing
by Paul Kennedy, December 4th, 2009 8:45AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP] Three months ago to the day, North Carolina and Notre Dame met in South Bend, and the result wasn't pretty. The Tar Heels won, 6-0. They meet again Friday the semifinals of the Women's College Cup, and no one expects the same sort of game.

Since a shaky start, Notre Dame has run off 19 games without a loss. Carolina, meanwhile, struggled through is ACC regular season before coming on strong in the postseason. It crushed Wake Forest, 5-2, in the quarterfinals and some solid minutes out of senior Ali Hawkins, who has been injured.

Key players:
Casey Nogueira. The 2008 Player of the Year disappeared during the 2009 regular season, tallying just six goals and five assists, but she has come on strong in the postseason. Her two goals led the Tar Heels to a 3-0 win over Florida State in the ACC final, and she had a hat trick in the 5-2 win over Wake Forest in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Lauren Fowlkes. Coach Randy Waldrum's key move was probably to move Fowlkes, a defender, to the frontline, where her ability to hold the ball settled the Irish attack. Fowlkes is enjoying a breakout season with 10 goals and four assists.

North Carolina Probable Starters
Goalkeeper
18 Ashlyn Harris, SR Satellite Beach, Fla.
Defenders
9 Whitney Engen, SR Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
16 Rachel Givan, JR Ridgeland, Miss.
32 Kristi Eveland, SR Southlake, Texas
Midfielders
4 Meghan Klingenberg, JR Gibsonia, Pa.
12 Lucy Bronze, FR England
22 Amber Brooks, FR New Hope, Pa.
98 Tobin Heath, SR Basking Ridge, N.J.
Forwards
47 Jessica McDonald, JR Glendale, Ariz.
54 Casey Nogueira, SR Raleigh, N.C.
84 Courtney Jones, SO Danville, Calif.

Notre Dame Probable Starters

Goalkeeper
1 Nikki Weiss, JR Redding, Conn.
Defenders
5 Molly Campbell, SO Mission Hills, Kan.
8 Haley Ford, SR Midland, Texas
12 Jessica Schuveiller, SO Plano, Texas
25 Julie Scheidler, JR Indianapolis, Ind.
Midfielders
7 Amanda Clark, SR Naperville, Ill.
15 Rose Augustin, JR Silver Lake, Ohio
17 Courtney Barg, SO Plano, Texas
Forwards
4 Taylor Knaack, JR Arlington, Texas
6 Melissa Henderson, SO Garland, Texas
9 Lauren Fowlkes, JR Lee's Summit, Mo.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Michigan State's Stacy puts away a 'banger'    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Junior transfer Jason Stacy had a big week for No. 18 Michigan State ...
Pac-12 battle destined for a tie    
[STANFORD-CALIFORNIA: Men] Zach Batteer's goal in the 76th minute earned No. 5 Stanford a 1-1 tie ...
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] The Patriot League is in the spotlight on Wednesday when Colgate (11-1-2) faces Boston ...
Bruins move back into first-place tie in Pac-12    
[UCLA-OREGON STATE: Men] No. 15 UCLA moved into a first-place tie with Washington in the Pac-12 ...
Terrapins are on an upward trend    
[INDIANA-MARYLAND: Men] Watch out for Maryland. The Terrapins' first season since leaving the ACC for the ...
Short-handed Bruins knock off No. 1 Huskies    
[UCLA-WASHINGTON: Men] UCLA, which began the season as the No. 1 team in the country, knocked ...
Bruins extend unbeaten streak to 35 games    
[UCLA-CALIFORNIA: Women] No. 1 UCLA blew open a close game with three-second half goals by Darian ...
Soccer alum pledges record $8 million for stadium    
[CONNECTICUT] Tony Rizza, who started 59 games as a defender for the University of Connecticut over ...
Gunn: 'We were dominant in every sense of the game'    
[STANFORD-UCLA: Men] Zach Batteer's goal in the 57th minute gave No. 9 Stanford a 1-1 draw ...
Beavers come away 'a little disappointed' with draw    
[OREGON STATE-WASHINGTON: Men] Freshman Jordan Jones scored on a header in the 73rd minute to give ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives