Volleyball Drops Second-Straight Five-Game Match
Irish lose to Fairfield on the road.
October 10, 1998
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - For the second night in a row, just two points meant the difference between a loss and a win, as the Irish women's volleyball team fell to Fairfield 16-14, 13-15, 15-8, 4-15, 17-15. The defeat dropped Notre Dame to 5-8 overall, 2-1 in the BIG EAST, while Fairfield improved to 18-1 overall in 1998.
Offense was not a problem for the Irish in this match. As a team, Notre Dame hit an amazing .415 and greatly improved last night's .154 showing in a five-game loss to Connecticut. Four Notre Dame players had double-digit kills, including junior Emily Schiebout (Blaine, Minn.), who tied a career best with 17 kills to lead the team. Schiebout, who hit .552 with just one error on 29 attempts, was one of four Irish players to hit over .400. Notre Dame also dominated the Stags at the net, by out blocking them 21-8. Fairfield's serve, however, proved to be the deciding factor in the game, as the Stags served 14 aces and outdug the Irish 91-66.
Notre Dame concludes its road trip with a BIG EAST Conference match against St. John's at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 11.