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Notre Dame Runs Out Of Gas Against No. 18 Arizona
Senior Kellie Sciacca had 10 kills against No. 18 Arizona Sunday at Purcell Pavilion.
 
Senior Kellie Sciacca had 10 kills against No. 18 Arizona Sunday at Purcell Pavilion.

Aug. 29, 2010

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - No. 18 Arizona defeated Notre Dame in three sets during non-conference volleyball action Sunday at Purcell Pavilion to wrap up the Shamrock Invitational presented by Hyatt Place. The 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-20) win for Arizona improved its record to 2-1, as Notre Dame also finished the weekend at 2-1.

Notre Dame now looks ahead to the Nevada Invitational next week in Reno, Nev., where it will play against Belmont (Sept. 3), Weber State (Sept. 4) and Nevada (Sept. 4).

Freshman Andrea McHugh led Notre Dame with 12 kills and senior Kellie Sciacca tacked on 10 more. Sciacca finished the weekend with 4.00 kills/set and a .429 hitting pct. McHugh averaged 3.08 kills/set and 3.17 digs/set across the same stretch.

McHugh had Notre Dame's only ace against Arizona and junior Frenchy Silva had a team-high six digs.

Arizona received 16 kills from Tiffany Owens, who hit .519 with two errors on 27 swings. Whitney Dosty had 12 kills and Cursty Jackson led all players with four blocks.

The Wildcats hit .351 for the contest and .467 in the opening set as Dotsy laid down seven kills. McHugh had five kills for the Irish and added six more in the second frame. Staring at a 7-7 tie, Arizona went on a 10-3 run to take control of the initial stanza.

Set two played out almost the same way for the visitors, as the score was deadlocked at 10-10 when the Wildcats rolled out with a 10-4 spurt.

Things were looking good for the Irish in the third set and three freshmen - Sammie Brown, Nicole Smith and McHugh - were on the court for the opening serve. Sciacca's seven kills helped Notre Dame build a 19-15 cushion, but Arizona fed Owens for five kills to score eight unanswered points and 10 of the last 11 for the win.

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August 26
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Seton Hall
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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August 27
W, 3-0
Cleveland State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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August 27
7:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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September 2
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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September 3
12:30 PM
Howard
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 3
7:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
September 9
4:00 PM
Stony Brook
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 10
11:00 AM
San Diego State
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 10
7:00 PM
Rhode Island
Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
September 16
11:30 AM
Maryland Eastern Shore
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 16
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 17
1:00 PM
DePaul
East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
September 23
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 25
11:30 AM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
September 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 2
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 7
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
October 9
12:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 16
1:00 PM
NC State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 21
7:00 PM
Pitt
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Fitzgerald Field House)
October 23
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
October 28
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 30
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 4
6:30 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Reynolds Gymnasium)
November 6
12:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 9
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
November 13
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 18
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Jervey Gym)
November 20
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (O'Keefe Gymnasium)
November 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 25
1:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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December 9
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December 10
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December 15
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Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
December 17
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Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

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