Sunday, October 31, 1999

Notre Dame earns return trip to final 8

Enquirer contributor

        TAYLOR MILL — The way Notre Dame soccer coach Tim Prieshoff sees it, the best preparation for the girls state tournament is surviving the Fifth Region.

        For the third straight year, Prieshoff and the Pandas will test the theory. Senior striker Tara Arlinghaus and junior striker Kelly Schabell scored a minute apart in a 2-0 victory over Holy Cross Saturday at Scott High School.

        Notre Dame, ranked second in the state behind defending state champion South Oldham, meet Harrison County in the Section 3 finals at 7 p.m. Monday at Town and Country Soccer Center in Wilder. The winner there advances to the state semifinals at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Georgetown College.

        Playing soccer in late October and November has become a habit at Notre Dame. The Pandas were state runners-up in 1997 and made the semifinals last year.

        “When you fight your way through the region up here, you've earned a spot,” Prieshoff said.

        Notre Dame's defense was as effective as the offense. It throttled a Holy Cross team that scored 11 goals in wins over Villa Madonna and Ryle, and junior goalkeeper Julie Wulfeck stopped six shots in recording her 12th shutout.

        “She's the keeper we kept secret,” Prieshoff said.

        Notre Dame had one other motivating factor — a 2-0 loss to the Indians in the 19th District finals.

        Goals: ND-Arlinghaus, Schabell. Shutout: Wulfeck (6 saves). Records: HC 18-5, ND 20-2.

        All-tournament team: Highlands — Missy Clifton; Villa Madonna — Krissi Pavel; Simon Kenton — Shannon Ollier; Bishop Brossart — Lisa Henke; St. Henry — Patricia Grady and Lyndsay Seibert; Ryle — Katie Holtzapfel and Julianne Laney; Holy Cross — Julie Halpin, Katie Ryan and Tracy Kennedy; Notre Dame — Julie Wulfeck, Emily Farrell, Kelly Schabell and Katie Darpel.


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