Notre Dame Athletics | March 21, 2019
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Sophomore Andie Aldave netted five goals and senior goaltender Samantha Giacolone stopped 10 shots as the No. 12/8 Notre Dame women's lacrosse team improved to 9-0 (2-0 ACC) with a 18-6 win over Vanderbilt (7-2, 0-0 AAC) tonight at Loftus Sports Center.
Junior Savannah Buchanan, sophomore Maddie Howe, senior Samantha Lynch and senior Nikki Ortega all collected two goals and an assist for the Irish. Freshman Madison Mote also scored her first two career goals in an Irish uniform in the victory.
Senior Makenna Pearsall paced Notre Dame defensively with a pair of caused turnovers in addition to collected three ground balls. Buchanan and Giacolone also recorded three ground balls in the contest.
As a team, the Irish outshot Vanderbilt 36-25 and held a 19-6 advantage in draw controls.
Aldave led Notre Dame with nine draw controls, bringing her season total to 73. Junior Kathleen Roe and Buchanan each notched four draw controls for the Irish as well.
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