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Irish Roll To Fifth Straight Win; Sweep Georgetown 3-0
Maggie Brindock tied a career-high with six kills in the win over Georgetown Friday.
 
Maggie Brindock tied a career-high with six kills in the win over Georgetown Friday.

Oct. 19, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Notre Dame volleyball team trailed in only one set at Georgetown in BIG EAST action Friday, ultimately rolling to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-13) decision over the Hoyas at McDonough Arena in Washington D.C. The victory was the fifth straight for the Fighting Irish.

The five-match winning streak is the longest for Notre Dame (14-6, 7-1 BIG EAST) during the 2012 season, surpassing a prior three-match run that spanned Sept. 16 (W, 3-1, Kansas) to a 3-2 five-set thriller at then-No. 10 Louisville Sept. 23.

Sophomore outside hitter Toni Alugbue powered the Notre Dame attack with a team-high nine kills, hitting at a .643 clip for the match. Junior Andrea McHugh and sophomore Jeni Houser each chipped in seven kills apiece, with McHugh adding four digs and one solo block. Junior setter Maggie Brindock tied a career-high with six kills on seven total attacks (personal-best .857 hitting percentage), and paced the Fighting Irish with 29 assists.

The Hoyas (6-15, 0-8 BIG EAST) took their biggest lead of the match in the first set, as a kill from Lindsay Wise extended the early Georgetown advantage to 5-3. Notre Dame rallied with eight of the next 10 points, capped by back-to-back attack errors by the Hoyas, to open an 11-7 lead. McHugh scored the final two Fighting Irish points of the set, knocking home an assist from freshman setter Hanna Muzzonigro to claim the first set for Notre Dame.

It was all Notre Dame during the second set, as the Fighting Irish raced out to a 16-9 advantage punctuated by an Alugbue kill. The visitors scored the final five points of the second period, taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the match thanks to a kill from junior hitter Nicole Smith.

The Fighting Irish cruised to a 21-10 cushion over the Hoyas in third and final set, winning nine of 12 points during one stretch. A pair of kills by Muzzonigro and sophomore hitter Meg Vonderhaar clinched the straight-set win for Notre Dame.

The Fighting Irish return to action at 2 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, when Notre Dame travels to Villanova for a BIG EAST matchup inside the Nevin Field House.

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Event Calendar

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August 26
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
August 27
12:30 PM
Cleveland State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
August 27
7:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 2
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 3
12:30 PM
Howard
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 3
7:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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
1:00 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)
December 2
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 4
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 9
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 10
TBA
TBD
TBD
December 15
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
December 17
TBA
TBD
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

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