Irish Take Down Jacksonville in Dominating Matchup – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Site

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The No. 15 Fighting Irish traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina in a neutral-site game to take on the No. 20-ranked Jacksonville Dolphins. The Irish picked up a dominating 20-5 win.

The Irish have had eight different goalscorers in Madison Ahern (6), Kasey Choma (6), Kelly Denes (2), Jackie Wolak (2), Maddie Howe (1), Hannah Dorney (1), Mary Kelly Doherty (1) and Jane McAvoy (1).

Madison Mote led the Irish with a career-high eight draw checks, while Kelly Denes had six.

Bridget Deehan and Lilly Callahan saw action today. Deehan had seven saves while Callahan made five.

HOW DID IT HAPPEN

The Irish opened their game of dominance with two immediate goals from Ahern and Wolak. The Dolphins responded right away, but the Irish kept their dominating play and went on to see four more goals from Ahern, Choma, Denes and Doherty. Jacksonville again responded with a goal but Notre Dame came right back with two goals from McAvoy and Ahern to put them up 8-2 late in the first.

The second quarter started with Jacksonville scoring first. The Irish and Dolphins traded points for a bit, with a goal from Dorney, until the Irish retired with five goals to end the half 14-4. The Irish’s goals came from Choma, Howe and Denes.

Ahern opened the second half with an immediate score for the Irish when she found the back of the net at 14:13. Jacksonville responded with a goal after several minutes without either team scoring. Wolak and Ahern would then add two more goals to the Irish tally for a 17-5 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Choma and Ahern continued to extend the Irish lead when they both scored to open the fourth quarter. Choma scored her second goal of the quarter to give the Irish their 20th goal. The Irish would dominate the rest of the match for an eventual final score of 20-5.

The Irish hit the road again next week when they take on Yale in a neutral-site game in Naples, Florida. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ and live stats will be available.

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