Langton's Career-High 15 Saves Leads Notre Dame by Hood

FREDERICK, MD - College of Notre Dame freshman goalkeeper Emily Langton (Mays Landing, NJ/Holy Spirit) made a career-high 15 saves, nine of which came in the second half, to help lead College of Notre Dame to a 13-9 non-conference victory at Hood Wednesday afternoon. The Gators have won three straight games and now stand at 5-6 overall, while the Blazers complete their 2010 regular season with a 4-11 mark.

Hood started the game with an early 1-0 lead as Brandy Noel scored her first of three goals on the afternoon just 36 seconds in. However, the Gators responded by scoring three unanswered goals, over the next 11:53 to take a 3-1 lead. That lead would be wiped away by three consecutive Blazer scores. However, senior co-captains Ashley Demski (Parkville, MD/Loch Raven) and Lauren Terry (Towson, MD/Catholic) each scored in the final 1:45 to give Notre Dame a slim 5-4 lead at the half.

The Gators came out firing in the second half, completing their run of five unanswered scored on two goals from freshman Katlyn Higgins (Baltimore/Landsdowne) and Demski's second goal of the afternoon to push the score to 8-4 early in the period. After the teams exchanged two goals each, Notre Dame broke the game open with three more scores to make the score 13-7 with 11:58 remaining. Hood was able to rattle off two goals in the final eight minutes, but Langton made two key stops in the final minutes to secure Notre Dame's 13-9 win.

Lauren Terry, last week's Colonial States Athletic Conference Player of the Week Honor Roll recipient, scored four goals and added four draw controls. Demski also finished with four goals along with two assists for a game-high six points. Freshman Allison Terry (Towson, MD/Catholic) added two goals and an assist while freshman Molly Murray (Aberdeen, MD/Aberdeen) had a career-high two assists and a goal. Sophomore Ashley Cumberland (Baltimore/Kenwood) rounded out the scoring for the Gators with a goal.

Notre Dame's current three-game winning streak is the longest for the team since they won three consecutive games from April 19-26, 2008. In the Gators current three game winning streak, Langton has a 4.00 goals against average and has made 25 saves with a 67.6% save percentage. Langton's season goals against average on the year has dropped nearly three goals per game from 14.38 to 11.55 over the past three contests.

Lauren Terry's four goals today give her 188 for her career with three regular season games to go. Lauren Terry has never scored more than 53 goals in a season, and currently stands at 48 scores on the year. Entering this week's action, Lauren Terry ranks 16th in NCAA Division III averaging 4.4 goals per game, and is 21st in the country with 44 goals prior to today's game.

Notre Dame will be playing a key conference game at Neumann (2-11 overall, 1-5 CSAC) on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Notre Dame is currently tied for fourth in the league standings with Marywood with just two conference games remaining. The Gators will close out conference play next Saturday, April 24 at home against Immaculata (3-9 overall, 2-3 CSAC).

The top six teams at the end of the regular season earn a CSAC postseason berth, with the top two teams earning a first round bye. Notre Dame would host a first round postseason game if they earn a third or fourth place finish in the league standings. The Gators did not reach the CSAC playoffs in 2009.


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