Robby Hamman | October 16, 2017
Notre Dame (14-5, 4-4 ACC) recorded its seventh sweep of the season on Sunday, downing Clemson (5-15, 0-8 ACC) in three sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-17). The victory pushes Notre Dame's home record to 9-2 on the season.
Senior Sydney Kuhn led the Irish in kills against the Tigers, putting down 12 kills. Kuhn was joined in double-figure kills by teammate Jemma Yeadon, who finished with 10 for the afternoon. Junior Ryann DeJarld paced the Irish in digs with 12, while senior Sam Fry and junior Rebecca Nunge tied for the team high in blocks with five apiece.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish were locked in from the opening serve on Sunday afernoon, opening up an early 13-5 advantage in the first set. Notre Dame cruised the rest of the set on its way to a 25-14 win to take a 1-0 lead in the match. The Irish attack was in top form in the first frame, hammering out 14 kills on 30 swings to finish with a hitting percentage of .400, while Clemson hit just .071 in the first set.
Notre Dame kept its foot on the gas pedal in the second stanza, racing out to an eight-point lead at 15-7. The Irish led by as many as 10 points (20-10) before closing out the set with a 25-19 win to take a decisive 2-0 lead in the match. Kuhn led the Irish in the second, posting five kills to spark the attack.
Clemson managed to keep the third set close in the early stages, as the Irish held a one-point advantage at 11-10. Notre Dame then put the match away by winning 10 of the next 13 points to go on top 21-13. A kill from Rebecca Nunge sealed the victory, as the Irish won the set 25-17 and completed the sweep at 3-0. Notre Dame held the Tigers to an attacking percentage of .042 in the final frame.