Terry's 200th Goal Lifts Notre Dame Over Immaculata

BALTIMORE, MD - Senior Lauren Terry (Towson, MD/Catholic) became the third student-athlete in Notre Dame lacrosse program history to record 200 career goals, as College of Notre Dame secured the fourth-seed for the Colonial States Athletic Conference playoffs with a 16-10 home win against league opponent Immaculata Saturday afternoon.

Notre Dame is returning to the CSAC postseason tournament after missing the 2009 postseason, and will host fifth-seeded Marywood next Saturday at a time to be announced. The Gators finish the 2010 regular season with a 7-7 overall record and a 5-3 mark in CSAC play, while the Mighty Macs end their regular season with a 5-10 overall and 3-5 league record.

Immaculata jumped out to an early 2-0 lead over the opening ten minutes of the game, but the Gators came back after a timeout to score three in a row, including two from Lauren Terry. The two teams exchanged goals the rest of the first half, with the score knotted at six heading into the halftime break.

After scoring four first half goals, Lauren Terry's 200th career goal came 23 seconds into the second half to give Notre Dame a 7-6 lead. The Gators would go on to score nine of the next eleven goals to blow the game open, including three scores from senior Ashley Demski (Parkville, MD/Loch Raven) and a goal from freshman Katlyn Higgins (Baltimore/Landsdowne).

Lauren Terry finished with a game-high seven goals along with five ground balls and four draw controls. She now has 202 career goals, and is only behind Anne Shippen '08 (247) and Angela Ruocco '02 (245) on the career goals list at Notre Dame.

Freshman Allison Terry (Towson, MD/Catholic) added five goals with two assists alongside five ground balls, a draw control and a ground ball to help pace Notre Dame. In addition to her three goals, Demski added an assist in the victory. Freshman goalkeeper Emily Langton (Mays Landing, NJ/Holy Spirit) made nine saves to earn her the win.

Immaculata was led by Rebecca Whiteman's two goals and game-high four assists. Kacie O'Neill and Lauren Bigos added three goals each, while Alysia Remaley made 11 saves and took the loss in goal.

Notre Dame seniors Lauren Terry, Ashley Demski and Nicole McFeaters (Dundalk, MD/Sparrow Point) were all recognized for their contributions to Notre Dame lacrosse over the past four seasons.

Notre Dame lacrosse alumnae Dianna Abramowski '06, Kristen Clarke '09, Nikki Demski '85, Toyah Houck '94, Erin Sturgis '02, Pam Walters '01 and Nevenka Yost were also recognized at halftime for their contributions to the Gator lacrosse program during their time at Notre Dame.

The Gators appearance in the CSAC playoffs will be their second in three seasons since they joined the league in 2008. In 2008, Notre Dame finished with a 10-6 overall record and a 7-3 conference mark. That season as the fourth seed, the Gators defeated fifth-seeded Centenary at home before falling at top-seeded Cabrini, 24-23, in overtime in the semifinal game.

Cabrini finished as the CSAC's top-seed while Centenary earned the second-seed in this year's tournament. Both top seeds receive a first round bye. Third-seeded Gwynedd-Mercy (7-8 overall, 6-2 CSAC) will host sixth-seeded Immaculata in addition to Notre Dame hosting Marywood (5-10, 3-5 CSAC) next Saturday. The CSAC semifinal will be played on Wednesday, May 5 while the championship will be played on Saturday, May 8. All games will be played at the highest remaining seed.


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