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Golden Dome Invite Ends With Irish Victory Over Valparaiso
Jeni Houser was named MVP of the Golden Dome Invitational.
 
Jeni Houser was named MVP of the Golden Dome Invitational.

Sept. 11, 2011

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Golden Dome Invitational MVP Jeni Houser had 12 kills for Notre Dame during its 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) sweep of Valparaiso Sunday at Purcell Pavilion. The freshman outside hitter led the Irish (5-3) to a 2-1 record on the weekend while leading all players at the four-team volleyball invitational in hitting (.348), kills/set (3.82) and points/set (4.36).

Houser earned the honor one week after being named to the Stanford Invitational all-tournament team.

Freshman Toni Alugbue and sophomore Andrea McHugh also earned spots on the all-tournament team.

Alugbue had seven kills, six digs and four blocks against the Crusaders (7-4) and averaged 1.36 blocks/set on the weekend.

Senior Frenchy Silva averaged 4.09 digs/set during the invite and matched McHugh with 19 scoops on Sunday.

McHugh finished with a double-double after knocking down 11 kills and led the invite with six aces. She was second with 4.09 digs/set.

Sophomore setters Maggie Brindock and Sammie Brown each had 18 assists as Notre Dame out-hit Valparaiso, .218 to .074. Brown added three kills and Brindock had a match-high two solo blocks.

Valparaiso got 10 kills from Sarah Dooms and 17 digs from Taylor Root. Katie Britton, Jenny Pokorny and Ellen Vanden Berg each had four blocks. The Crusaders totaled 10 blocks compared to Notre Dame's eight.

The Crusaders failed to hit over .087 in any of the three sets.

Seven of McHugh's kills came in the first set. Valparaiso trailed, 16-13, but rallied to take a 17-16 lead. Four straight Irish points behind Silva's served put the set in Notre Dame's hands.

Houser did the damage for Notre Dame in set two with six kills as the Irish posted their highest single-set hitting clip at .244.

Six different Notre Dame players had multiple kills in the third. The home squad hit .216 and led wire-to-wire for the win.

The Irish travel to Wisconsin next weekend for the InnTower Invitational while facing the host Badgers and Western Michigan.

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7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
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September 3
12:30 PM
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September 3
7:00 PM
Purdue
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September 9
4:00 PM
Stony Brook
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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
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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
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Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
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7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
November 13
1:00 PM
Virginia
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7:00 PM
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1:00 PM
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7:00 PM
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