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Irish win on the road again
by Paul Kennedy, November 27th, 2010 12:04AM

TAGS:  college women


[OKLAHOMA STATE-NOTRE DAME WOMEN] Notre Dame got a pair of second-half goals from freshman Elizabeth Tucker to propel the Fighting Irish to the Women’s College Cup with a 2-0 win at Oklahoma State before a record crowd of 2,660 at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.

The Irish dominated he first half, outshooting OSU, 10-1, but didn't score until the 63rd minute when Lauren Fowlkes sent a cross from the near side into the box, where Tucker put the ball away for the game's first goal. She put the game away on a goal with just 20 seconds remaining in the match.

The win sends to the final four for the 12th time in school history and comes a week after another road win, 4-1 at two-time defending champion North Carolina.

"The history of the program breeds players that are used to winning big games, either at home or on the road,"said Irish coach Randy Waldrum. "Going into North Carolina, we felt we were better and coming in here today we felt we were better. That is no disrespect to the teams that we played because I think they are very good teams. Our kids just had that experience that has been passed on from older players, and the expectation level is up there. Our season isn't a successful season unless we get to the final four."

The loss was the Cowgirls' first at home in 13 games.

“The better team won tonight,” said OSU coach Colin Carmichael. “Notre Dame is a great team with great individual players, very well coached. You could tell they’ve been there, done that. They walked on the field with a lot of confidence in themselves and maybe we were a little bit timid early. Our kids came back in the second half and did a better job, fought very, very hard as we did all year. We just weren’t able to break down a really good team.”

OSU finished its season with a school-record 20 wins.

Nov. 26 in Stillwater, Okla.
Oklahoma State 0 Notre Dame 2.
Goals: Tucker 8 (Fowlkes) 63, Tucker (Henderson) 90.
Oklahoma State -- Franch, Dougherty, Michalowski, Parish, Mercado, Wernimont, Kelley, DeLozier, Lopez, Treadwell, Marchesano. Subs: Leggett, Richardson, Mathews, Brown.
Notre Dame -- Weiss, Campbell, Schuveiller, Morway, Scheidler, Augustin, Barg, Laddish, Tucker, Fowlkes, Henderson. Subs: Leon, Iantorno, Hall, Jantsch.
Referee: Timothy Debysingh.
Att.: 2,660.

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