Notre Dame Athletics | September 5, 2019
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame volleyball team improved to 3-1 with a decisive 3-0 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday night inside Purcell Pavilion.
Freshman Caroline Meuth paced the Irish attack with 11 kills while also notching 15 digs. Sydney Bent added 10 kills, Charley Niego recorded nine kills and Lauren Wenzel notched eight kills. Zoe Nunez tallied 43 assists on the night for the Irish attack.
Freshman Kiara Schmidt led Notre Dame with 20 digs over the three sets. As a Team, the Irish limited Valpo to just a .067 hitting percentage in the match. Niego (13) and Nunez (11) also hit the double-digit dig mark. Kristin Baer led the Irish with a trio of block assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish opened the match trading points with Valpo before opening up a 15-11 behind three kills by Meuth. The Irish then earned four of the next six paints to earn their largest lead of the set at 19-13. Valparaiso battled back to come within one of the Irish, 22-21, before Notre Dame won the set, 25-23. The Irish tallied 15 kills as a team in the frame, including four by Bent. Nunez racked up 15 assists in the stanza.
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