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NOTRE-DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s soccer team (8-1-1, 2-0-0) will try to make five in a row on Sunday when Boston College (6-3-1, 0-2-0) land in the city. The Irish will kick off against the Eagles at 1 p.m. ET inside the Alumni Stadium, with live coverage on ACCNX. Admission is free throughout the season.

BEST FOR THE END

Sammi Fisher is making the most of her graduating season as she has already achieved her best year in an Irish uniform in just 10 games. She has eight goals under her belt, surpassing her previous season’s record of six set in 2019.

His eight goals in total this year are in the nation’s top 12 and the ACC’s top 3.

Yet the impressive note lies in its winners. Four of Fisher’s goals are game-winning goals, which ranks her first nationwide. Fisher scored game-winning goals against Syracuse, Brown, Wisconsin and Bowling Green.

His total 17 points rank in the top 35 nationally.

On the career side, Fisher scored 24 goals and 10 assists. She started in 73 of the 79 games played in total.

IN THE RANKS

After reaching the Top 25 in Top Drawer Soccer ahead of the ACC game, the Irish moved up two spots to No 22 ahead of this weekend’s roster. In the United Soccer Coaches poll, the Irish get votes.

In the updated RPI women’s football, the Irish placed at No.19. They are 2-0 against the RPI’s top 25 teams.

WINS SERIES

With the victory over Miami on September 23, Notre Dame was the winner of four straight games. During the winning streak, the Irish dominated their opponents, 19-1. In addition, Notre Dame dominated its opponent 82-13.

Maddie Mercado, Kiki Van Zanten, Sammi Fisher, Sophia Fisher, Olivia Wingate

PREVIOUSLY ..

Notre Dame is coming off a 5-0 victory in Miami on September 23. Maddie Mercado had an impressive performance. Less than two minutes after being substituted in the first half, Mercado found the back of the net to kick off the Irish score. Then four minutes later, she scored an assist to Van Zanten. Meanwhile, Wingate recorded his first brace of the season, scoring No. 3 and 4 goals.

Finally, Sammi Fisher continued to add to his tally for the team’s lead, scoring No.8 last year on a direct free kick.

THREAT ON THE BENCH

If there was a 12th female award similar to the sixth female in basketball, she would go to junior midfielder Maddie Mercado. The San Diego native has the team’s fourth-most points with nine – including three goals and three assists. Mercado comes off a three-point performance in Miami, totaling one goal and one assist – all within five minutes of each other.

Previously, Mercado notched the first brace of his career against Detroit Mercy.

LEND A FOOT

If you are looking for a playmaker, direct your attention to left midfielder Kati Druzina. The Kirtland, Ohio native leads the Irish in assists with five. In fact, four assists have been recorded in the last four games, aka Notre Dame’s winning streak. She recorded her first career multi-assist game in the 2-1 win over Brown.

HAVE A KIKI

Kiki Van Zanten led the team in scoring last season with seven goals, and most impressively, she did so coming off the bench. The now junior has played 12 of 13 games, with just three starts.

Fast forward to this year and Van Zanten is starting to heat up. Providing a spark off the bench, Van Zanten has scored three goals in the last four games and is one of the main reasons for Notre Dame’s winning streak.

JUST AT THE CORNER

The Irish enjoyed a considerable advantage in corners over their opponents, 68-18. Notre Dame’s 6.8 corners / game rank 34th in the country.

The Irish scored from a Sammi Fisher corner against Purdue, as Olivia Wingate steered it past the goalkeeper and into the net.

BEST START

The Irish are now 8-1-1 on the year, marking Coach Norman’s best start at the helm of the Irish. The Irish of 2019 started 6-0-0 but lost three times in a row right after.

– ND –


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