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For Irish's Lysander, practice makes perfect

Updated: December 6, 2008, 8:02 PM ET
By Graham Hays

CARY, N.C. -- Coming into Friday's semifinal against Stanford, Notre Dame goalkeeper Kelsey Lysander hadn't needed to make more than five saves in any game this season. By the time the first half came to an end against the Cardinal, she already had four saves.

On what turned out to be a busy night on Notre Dame's end of the field, Lysander finished with a shutout on a career-best seven saves, including a point-blank save on Christen Press' first-half header that kept the Cardinal ...

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