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 25
7:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
August 26
12:30 PM
Rhode Island
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
August 26
7:00 PM
New Mexico State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
September 1
11:00 AM
VCU
Bowling Green, Ohio (Stroh Center)
September 1
7:00 PM
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, Ohio (Stroh Center)
September 2
7:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
September 8
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 9
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 9
5:00 PM
Florida International
Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 15
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 16
12:30 PM
Southern Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 16
7:00 PM
Central Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 22
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
September 24
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)
September 29
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 1
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 6
7:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Memorial Gymnasium)
October 8
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
October 13
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 15
1:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 20
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tully Gym)
October 22
2:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
October 25
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 29
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 3
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 5
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
November 10
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 12
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 17
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 19
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 22
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
November 24
1:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)

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