….A deflection and open net in the 45th minute is all that separated Notre Dame and Salpointe Saturday. Notre Dame forward Lindsay Shipley provided much of the pressure for the Saints in a game where controlling the pace and the ball does not always equal victory. Still, Shipley seemed to always be where the action was, so much so that when fellow sophomore Hannah Osland scored the winning goal, Shipley’s name was announced to the crowd.
Shipley’s performance earned her Most Valuable Player honors and it also helped Notre Dame (20-2-2) win the Division II state championship two years in a row…..
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