Robby Hamman | September 6, 2017
The Irish (6-0) capped off the BGSU/Toledo Invitational on Saturday evening with their third win in as many matches over the weekend, defeating host Toledo (2-4) in straight-set fashion (25-19, 25-19, 25-17). With the win, Notre Dame remains unbeaten on the season and is off to its best start since the 2005 campaign.
Sophomore Jemma Yeadon recorded a team-high 10 kills for the Irish, while Caroline Holt dished out 30 assists in the winning effort. Ryann DeJarld paced Notre Dame from a defensive perspective, posting 15 digs.
Rebecca Nunge was named the BGSU/Toledo Invitational MVP for her performance over the weekend. Also earning All-Tournament team honors for the Irish were Yeadon and Natalie Johnson.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Notre Dame came out of the gates firing on all cylinders on Saturday evening, jumping out to a double-digit lead in the first set at 14-3. The Rockets tried to get back into the frame but the Irish managed to hold the hosts at arm's length, as Toledo never got closer than five points. Notre Dame took the opening set by a score of 25-19 to gain an early 1-0 advantage in the match.
Toledo managed to make the second set more competitive than the first but Notre Dame still held the upper hand through the majority of the frame. After holding a one-point advantage at 13-12, the Irish claimed six of the next eight points to increase the lead to 19-14. Two kills apiece from Megan Morningstar and Rebecca Nunge helped Notre Dame close out the second stanza with a 25-19 win to put the Irish one set away from the match victory.