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Oct. 31, 1997

Volleyball Beats Villanova to Again Sit Atop Big East

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Senior hitter Angie Harris led another balanced Irish offensive attack as the University of Notre Dame volleyball team moved into sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST Conference with a 15-8, 15-7, 15-7 victory over Villanova at the DuPont Pavilion, ending the Wildcats 15-match unbeaten streak while handing Villanova its first conference loss of the season.

Notre Dame (16-6, 6-0 BIG EAST) has won 10 of its last 11 matches while extending the nation's longest active winning streak against conference opponents to 69 matches. Harris totaled her 13 kills on .323 hitting and was one of four Irish players to total between 11 -13 kills and hit above .320. Surging freshman opposite Christi Girton (.333) and senior hitter Jaimie Lee (.370) each had 11 kills while junior middle Lindsay Treadwell (.350) chipped in 10 kills. Sophomore middle Mary Leffers rounded out the balanced effort with eight kills.

The victory was the 298th in the 12-year Division I head coaching career of Notre Dame's Debbie Brown.

Villanova (15-6, 5-1) hit just .000 in the first game and .089 in the second game. Elizabeth Jones and Ruth Ann Blankenheim led the Wildcats with nine kills each.

Freshman Denise Boylan opened the match at setter for Notre Dame while senior Carey May ran the Irish offense for the final two games. May directed Notre Dame to .313 hitting in the second game and .409 in the third, en route to a commanding .325-.131 hitting edge for the match. Treadwell assisted on four of Notre Dame's eight blocks while Girton served three of the four Irish aces.

Harris has totaled 10-plus kills in 77 career matches, just three off the Irish record total (80) set by Christy Peters (1991-94). Lee's 58 career double-digit kill matches ranks fifth in Irish history.

Notre Dame returns to action Sunday at Georgetown, with the start time moved up from 3:00 p.m. to noon. Should the Irish beat the Hoyas, Brown will have the chance to win her 300th career match at home on Nov. 7 versus West Virginia.

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W, 3-0
Louisville
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September 25
W, 3-0
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
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September 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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October 2
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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October 7
7:00 PM
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Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
October 9
12:00 PM
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Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)
October 14
7:00 PM
North Carolina
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October 16
1:00 PM
NC State
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7:00 PM
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October 23
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
October 28
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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October 30
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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November 4
7:30 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Summit School)
November 6
12:00 PM
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Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 9
7:00 PM
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Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
November 13
1:00 PM
Virginia
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November 18
7:00 PM
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November 20
1:00 PM
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November 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 25
1:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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