Apr 9, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
It was a tough night on the hardwood for the Irish women’s basketball as they went for their second NCAA title against archrival Connecticut. The Irish fell short against the “Miami Heat-like” Connecticut Huskies. The women’s squad holds their heads high as they participated in the Final Four in each of the last four years and have played in the final game of the season in three of the last four campaigns.
In a little news on the alumni front, former Notre Dame hockey captain Erik Condra notched an assist on an “empty-netter” last night in a 4-1 victory for his Ottawa Senators.
Now, what did we miss…
1. Defeat Difficult For Women’s Hoops (South Bend Tribune)
A tough loss to UConn for the second-consecutive year in the NCAA Championship was not easy for the Irish women’s basketball team, but the Irish held their heads high after a great 37-1 season. To read more, click the link above.
2. Offensive Line Waiting To Gel (CSN Chicago)
After a few key cogs along the offensive line have exhausted their eligibility (Zach Martin, Chris Watt), the Irish are looking to insert some new blood into the fold. Click the link above to read more.
3. Notre Dame Giving The Business (South Bend Tribune)
After graduation, many Notre Dame football alums get a shot in the NFL before moving on to their career choice. This past week some alums had the opportunity to learn from others in an NFL career conference. Click the link above to read more.
Tweet Of The Day
Lacey Holsworth had an amazing little soul. She inspired us everyday. A precious little girl is gone, but her memory always stays. #Spartan
— Dane Fife (@CoachDaneFife) April 9, 2014
RIP Lacey Holsworth. A beautiful soul, whose strength and courage touched and inspired us all. Heartbreaking.
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) April 9, 2014
If you don’t know who Lacey Holsworth is, this picture below tells you a lot …
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 9, 2014
Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day
Watch some bloopers from the women’s basketball team during the 2010-11 season, the freshman year for this year’s seniors (Natalie Achonwa, Kayla McBride & Ariel Braker).
Did You Know…
The Notre Dame women’s basketball senior class boasted an astounding 138-15 record throughout their four years on campus. This includes four Final Four appearances and three berths into the NCAA Championship Game.
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