Final Stats

BRADENTON, Fla. – Twelve players scored for Team USA to pace a 22-5 win over Notre Dame at sunny IMG Academy Field here Sunday to wrap up the women’s portion of the annual Team USA Spring Premiere.

The balanced scoring reflected the importance of this two-day event, as 25 players took advantage of their final tryout opportunity before the roster is cut down to 20, inclusive of two alternates, as part of the team’s preparation for the 2017 Federation of International World Cup July 12-22 in England. Katie Schwarzmann (Maryland ’13) led the scoring with three goals, and fellow Terp alumna Taylor Cummings (class of 2017) corralled seven draw controls and scored once for Team USA, which jumped out to a 7-1 lead and cruised to its second win of the weekend. The victory provided a contrast to Saturday’s 20-19 nailbiter over Florida.

Marie McCool, a junior a North Carolina, fed Brooke Griffin (Maryland ’15) 51 seconds into the game. Samantha Lynch tied it for Notre Dame with a free-position goal at 24:45, but from there, Team USA took control. Danielle Etrasco (Boston Univ. ’13) assisted Cummings and Cortney Fortunato, a Notre Dame senior on Team USA, for a 3-1 lead.

Fortunato finished with two goals and three assists against her current college team, which she’ll rejoin as the Fighting Irish prep their Feb. 5 season opener against rival Northwestern.

Kylie Ohlmiller, a Stony Brook junior, Alex Aust (Maryland ’13), Schwarzmann and Kayla Treanor (Syracuse ’16) scored sequentially to give command to Team USA, 7-1. Lynch scored unassisted at 7:49 to end the run for Notre Dame, but Fortunato assisted on two of Team USA’s final four goals before the half for an 11-2 lead. Team USA forced 14 of Notre Dame’s 23 turnovers in the decisive first half.

Schwarzmann, Kelly Rabil (James Madison ’07), and Ally Carey (Vanderbilt ’12) each scored twice in the second half. Defensively, Team USA limited Notre Dame to just 11 successful clears in 24 tries against its full-field ride, allowing the Fighting Irish to attempt 14 shots for the game.

Liz Hogan (Syracuse ’11) and Southern California junior Gussie Johns split the game in cage for Team USA, making four and three stops, respectively. Samantha Giacolone went the distance in net for Notre Dame, fending off 16 of Team USA’s 49 shots.

Team USA head coach Ricky Fried is expected to announce the 18-player U.S. team, plus two alternates, this week, per FIL roster requirements.