Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse | Mar. 19, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The No. 6 Notre Dame women's lacrosse team made its Arlotta Stadium debut on Wednesday night and it was good to be in the great outdoors for the Fighting Irish as nine different players scored a goal in a 12-5 victory over Marquette (3-5). Notre Dame (7-3) had played each of its first four home games of the year inside the Loftus Sports Center.
Margaret Smith continued making a strong case for All-American honors in the defensive midfield with a game-high five ground balls, two caused turnovers, two draw controls and her first goal of the season as well. The two caused turnovers give Smith 101 in her Notre Dame career, making her just the fifth player in Irish lore to eclipse the century mark. Cortney Fortunato, Caitlin Gargan and Kiera McMullan all scored two goals and added an assist for three point nights. Liz O'Sullivan got her first career start in the Notre Dame goal and made 11 saves to earn her second win of the year.
"We keep seeing continued improvement," head coach Christine Halfpenny said afterwards. "Of our 12 goals tonight, six had helpers. That shows that we're coming together. Even being halfway through the season, it's never too late to improve. We're thrilled seeing the continued improvement from this young and deep squad.