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Brewster Leads #5 Notre Dame To Sweep Of West Virginia For 15th Straight Win
Senior All-American Lauren Brewster had a match-high 18.5 points against WVU.
 
Senior All-American Lauren Brewster had a match-high 18.5 points against WVU.

Nov. 5, 2005

Box Score

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Senior All-American MB Lauren Brewster (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood H.S.) had 17 kills on .481 hitting to lead the fifth-ranked University of Notre Dame women's volleyball team (22-1, 11-0 BIG EAST) to a 30-22, 30-20, 30-17 victory against West Virginia (15-11, 4-8) Saturday afternoon. The Irish have now won 15 consecutive matches and will return to action on Sunday in the final road match of the regular season, facing league-rival Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. (EST).

Notre Dame had a strong match offensively, as sophomore setter Ashley Tarutis (Long Beach, Calif./Los Alamitos H.S.) led her offense to 56 kills - a season-high in a three-game affair - and a .308 attack percentage. She finished with 41 assists. Brewster converted more than half of her 27 attempts for kills, while senior OH Lauren Kelbley (Bascom, Ohio/Hopewell-Loudon H.S.) added nine kills. Senior MB/OPP Carolyn Cooper (Houston, Texas/Lutheran South Academy) and sophomore OH Adrianna Stasiuk (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South H.S.) both contributed eight kills. The older player did hers on only 17 attempts for a .412 hitting mark. Sophomore OH Ellen Heintzman (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy) had six kills, while freshman OH Mallorie Croal (Villa Park, Calif./Mater Dei H.S.) put all of her four swings down for kills.

The Irish defense used 58 digs (19.3 digs per game) and seven blocks to hold West Virginia to .083 hitting, the seventh time this season an ND opponent has hit below .100. No player for the Mountaineers posted a hitting mark above .200 and just two hit .100+. Senior co-captain and libero Meg Henican (New Orleans, La./Isidore Newman H.S.) led that effort with 23 digs, her second-highest total in a three-game match this season. Stasiuk had 14 digs, while Tarutis added 10 for her 12th double-double of the season. Cooper led the Irish blocking effort, with four blocks, including three of the solo variety. Brewster was in on three blocks.

 

 

Cooper also led the Irish at the service line, serving up three aces without making an error. Notre Dame finished with five aces and seven errors as a team, with Kelbley and Henican also contributing aces.

Brewster led all players with 18.5 points, while Cooper had 14.5.

Notre Dame stands 22-1 for the first time in school history and is now in the midst of the second-longest winning streak in program history, just two shy of a 17-match winning stretch in 1986.

#5 Notre Dame (22-1, 11-0) 30-30-30
West Virginia (15-11, 4-8) 22-20-17

Kills: ND 56 (Brewster 17), WVU 27 (Zolna 11) Attack Percentage: ND .308 (Brewster .481), WVU .083 (Zolna .194) Assists: ND 51 (Tarutis 41), WVU 26 (Goold 14) Service Aces-Errors: ND 5-7 (Cooper 3), WVU 0-8 Digs: ND 58 (Henican 23), WVU 40 (Tevis 12) Blocks: ND 7 (Cooper 4), WVU 4 (Hockenson 4) Points: ND 68 (Brewster 18.5), WVU 31 (Zolna 11) Attendance: 118

Event Calendar

Delta

August 26
7:00 PM
Seton Hall
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Tournament Central
ACC Network Extra
August 27
12:30 PM
Cleveland State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Tournament Central
ACC Network Extra
August 27
7:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
Tournament Central
ACC Network Extra
September 2
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

Tournament Central
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)
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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