Women's Volleyball

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Oct. 17, 1997

Odens
Former USA national team volleyball greats Elaina (center) and Kim (right) Oden visit with some of their fans after Friday's Notre Dame-North Carolina match. Elaina is in her first season as an assistant coach with the Irish while Kim is a first-year UNC assistant. (File photo)

Notre Dame Aces North Carolina

Irish Get Seventh Straight Win

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Senior hitter Angie Harris totaled match highs in kills (16), digs (12) and aces (5) to lead the Notre Dame volleyball team to its seventh straight victory, over visiting North Carolina (15-7, 15-13, 15-5).

Angie Harris photo
Angie Harris makes a kill during the game against North Carolina.

Notre Dame (13-5) owned a 10-1 service ace advantage while outhitting UNC by a sizable margin (.317-.151). Freshman opposite Christi Girton continued to make an impact for the Irish, totaling nine kills and just two errors on 16 swings (.438) while senior hitter Jaimie Lee added seven kills, 11 digs and four aces. Lee enters Tuesday's match at #11 Texas just four digs shy of becoming the fifth member of Notre Dame's 1,000-kill/1,000-dig club.

The match served as a reunion for sisters Kim and Elaina Oden, two of the recent greats in USA volleyball history. Kim is in her first year as an assistant coach at UNC while Elaina is a first-year assistant at Notre Dame.

Jaimie Lee photo
Jaimie Lee prepares to serve during the match.

UNC led the second game 13-12 before the Irish drew even on a serving error by Lori Carlson and an attack error by Alicia Alford. A kill by Harris then pushed Notre Dame ahead and the teams traded four sideouts before Girton slammed down the game-winning kill.

Harris had just two errors on 34 swings for a .412 hitting percentage. The match marked the 73rd time in her career that Harris has recorded double-digit kills, second only to Christy Peters (80, 1991-94) in Irish history. The match also marked the 13th time that Harris has served five or more aces in match while stretching her Irish record to 217 career aces. Harris now owns 31 career double-double matches (10-plus kills and 10-plus digs), fourth all-time at Notre Dame.

Lee's seven kills give her 1,189 in her career, moving past Mary Kay Waller (1,188, 1985-88) into sixth in Irish history, just four behind fifth-place Maureen Shea (1985-88).

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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