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#14 Notre Dame Women’s Soccer Survive 2-1 Against Loyola

Sabrina Flores and Jennifer Westendorf connected twice to give the Irish a thrilling win.

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The Notre Dame women’s soccer team is now 2-0 after a quality second half against the Loyola Ramblers on Sunday night.

It was more or less a stalemate for most of the game with neither team scoring a goal until late in the second half. Loyola scored first after the 70th minute, but the Irish scored a few minutes later on a Sabrina Flores goal in the box following a Jennifer Westendorf cross.

A few minutes after that, Westendorf got a goal of her own with a header into the net after a Flores corner kick.

Check out the highlights below.

If you’re looking for more insight into this team, sophomore midfielder Bailey Cartwright went on the Podward Notre Dame show to talk about bouncing back from an injury last year. Cartwright also speaks on a new project of hers about trying to take the stigma away from athletic scars.

Some early observations from these two games, this team has really controlled the ball well. Against Loyola, they had a 20-4 shot advantage and a 28-10 shot advantage against Central Michigan. There’s chances to score, but with six goals to show for it, I agree with Coach Norman’s assessment that the team needs to “be more efficient in front of the goal.”

The Irish next take the field on Thursday, August 23rd at home against Stony Brook at 7 PM ET. That game will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.