Notre Dame Athletics | October 22, 2018
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - In their final road game of the regular season, the Notre Dame women's soccer team (8-9, 4-5) got two goals in each half from Sammi Fisher and notched its third shutout of the season en route to a 2-0 win over Pitt (4-11-1, 0-9).
How it Happened
After a quite first 10 minutes of the game, the Irish started to push the ball up into their attacking third. Notre Dame earned a free kick from just inside the midfield line in the 13th minute and took advantage.
Shannon Hendricks sent a high ball into the box and an scramble for possession ensued. Jennifer Westendorf tried to settle the ball but it got deflected away. Fisher stayed with the play and got to the loose ball and fired a strong shot towards the top left corner for the goal. It was Fisher's third goal of the season and the sixth time Notre Dame has scored first this season.
In the second half, more of the same offensive pressure came from the Irish. In the 50th minute, the Irish had two opportunities to increase their lead. Karin Muya made a run past the Panther defense and fired a shot on goal. The Panthers keeper was up to the task and she deflected the ball away for a corner.
On the corner kick, the ball bounced around the goal line and a number of Irish players attempted to volley it into the net but could not finish it off.
On the counter-attack, Pitt had their best chance of the game as Aideen O'Donoghue got a pass and was wide open in the box. Her one-touch shot had a ton of pace on it but Mattie Interian had great positioning and corralled the shot for the save and kept the Irish on top.
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