Notre Dame Women's Soccer | Aug. 14, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
On the day it officially sported the colors of the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time, it seemed appropriate No. 10 Notre Dame would kick off against a team from its former home, the BIG EAST Conference. It also was fitting that the Fighting Irish treated new BIG EAST member Xavier much like it treated every other BIG EAST opponent during its 18-year tenure in that conference -- rudely.
Sophomore forward Anna Maria Gilbertson (Davis, Calif./Davis) scored twice, junior forward Lauren Bohaboy (Mission Viejo, Calif./Santa Margarita) had a goal and an assist, and junior forward Karin Simonian (Westbury, N.Y./W.T. Clarke) dished out a pair of assists as Notre Dame blew past the Musketeers, 5-1, on a sun-splashed Wednesday afternoon before approximately 200 fans at the Notre Dame Practice Field.