Robby Hamman | October 24, 2016
For the first time in program history the Irish traveled to Virginia Tech (8-13, 3-7 ACC) and left with a victory, as Notre Dame (18-4, 9-1 ACC) put on a dominant performance in the 3-0 sweep of the Hokies on Sunday afternoon. The win is Notre Dame's 10th in its last 11 matches.
Notre Dame continued its stretch of great play out of the gate, as the Irish picked up a first set win for the 10th time in as many opportunities. Notre Dame wasted little time taking control of the first frame, as the team went on a 6-0 run to grab an early 9-3 lead. The hosts managed to make it a one-point set at 17-16 but the Irish would not allow the Hokies to get any closer, as they went on to win the opener 25-20.
Notre Dame's momentum carried over into the second set. Already leading at 14-11, the Irish finished the stanza by winning 11 of the final 15 points to win the second comfortably at 25-15 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the match. The Irish emphatically finished the match with a strong third set, as Notre Dame never trailed in the final frame. The team jumped out to an early 9-3 lead and coasted to a 25-18 victory to secure the straight-set triumph.