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Notre Dame seeks revenge for early-season drubbing
by Paul Kennedy, December 4th, 2009 8:45AM



[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
18 Ashlyn Harris, SR Satellite Beach, Fla.
9 Whitney Engen, SR Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
16 Rachel Givan, JR Ridgeland, Miss.
32 Kristi Eveland, SR Southlake, Texas
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.
47 Jessica McDonald, JR Glendale, Ariz.
54 Casey Nogueira, SR Raleigh, N.C.
84 Courtney Jones, SO Danville, Calif.

Notre Dame Probable Starters

1 Nikki Weiss, JR Redding, Conn.
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.
7 Amanda Clark, SR Naperville, Ill.
15 Rose Augustin, JR Silver Lake, Ohio
17 Courtney Barg, SO Plano, Texas
4 Taylor Knaack, JR Arlington, Texas
6 Melissa Henderson, SO Garland, Texas
9 Lauren Fowlkes, JR Lee's Summit, Mo.

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