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Nov. 16, 1997

Notre Dame Volleyball Wraps Up Big East Regular Season With Win At Seton Hall

Career-Best Hitting Match from Harris Paces .513 Team Hitting

Angie Harris
Angie Harris hit a career best .720 Sunday night.

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Senior hitter Angie Harris turned in one of the most impressive offensive performances of her career as the University of Notre Dame volleyball team completed its seventh straight undefeated conference regular season with a 15-2, 15-3, 15-3 victory over Seton Hall in BIG EAST Conference action Sunday at Walsh Gymnasium.

Notre Dame (21-6, 11-0 BIG EAST)--which has won eight straight matches and 15 of its last 16--extended the nation's longest winning streak versus conference opponents to 74 matches, third-longest in Division I volleyball history.

Harris posted a career-best .720 hitting percentage after totaling 18 kills and no errors on 25 attempts. She combined with freshman opposite Christi Girton (9 kills, .615) in leading Notre Dame to a .513 team hitting pct. That ranks second highest in Notre Dame history and best by an Irish team since a .539 effort vs. Marquette on Oct. 3, 1986. The Irish had 47 kills and just six hitting errors on 80 swings in Sunday's match.

Harris' 18 kills move her into a tie with Zannette Bennett (1985-88) for second place on the Notre Dame career kills list, with 1,471. She recorded 10-plus kills for the 14th straight match and 22nd time in 27 matches this season. Sunday's effort was the Irish-record 82nd double-digit kill match of Harris' career while her current run of 14 straight double-digit kill matches is second in Irish history, behind Christy Peters' 16 during 1993.

Girton photo
Christie Girton contributed nine kills.

Senior hitter Jaimie Lee had 11 kills on .400 hitting to move past Jessica Fiebelkorn (1,299; 1989-92) into fourth place all-time at Notre Dame, with 1,303 career kills.

Notre Dame senior Carey May and freshman Denise Boylan split setting duties Sunday during the best Irish hitting match in 11 seasons, with May collecting 21 assists while Boylan had 17.

Notre Dame's 74-match conference unbeaten streak has included the final 37 matches in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference and the first 37 in the BIG EAST. Notre Dame has won 111 of 118 individual games in three years of BIG EAST play, losing single games this season to Boston College and Pittsburgh. The 74-match conference winning streak has included 60 wins by 3-0 scores, 12 in four games and just two in five games.

IRISH NOTES: The current eight-match winning streak matches the sixth-longest in Notre Dame history and is the longest since the 1995 team won eight straight from Sept. 23-Oct. 10 of that season ... a win in Saturday's semifinals would give the Irish their longest winning streak since the 1994 team won 12 straight from Oct. 26-Nov. 20 of that season ... Notre Dame has boosted its season hitting pct. to .281, a full 10 points above the team record set in 1995 ... the Irish hit .363 in the BIG EAST regular season ... Lee rested her case in her bid to repeat as BIG EAST player of the year by averaging 4.19 kills and 2.93 kills per game and hitting .305 during the 1997 season ... in BIG EAST matches, Lee's totals included 4.33 kpg, 2.58 dpg and a league-best .451 hitting ... Harris made a strong final-week push for first team all-BIG EAST honors (the six-player team will be announced at Friday night's tournament banquet), hitting a combined .531 vs. Rutgers and Seton Hall while averaging 5.17 kpg ... Harris has edged one point past Lee for the team season kill average lead (4.20/gm) while raising her season hitting pct. to .283 ... sophomore middle Mary Leffers takes a team-best .312 hitting pct., 2.80 kills/gm (third on the team) and a team-best 1.32 blocks/gm into the BIG EAST postseason ... Leffers hit .410 in the BIG EAST regular season while averaging 2.97 kills/gm ... Girton totaled .615 hitting for the weekend (17 kills, 1 error, 26 att.) ... the surging Girton now is averaging .298 hitting and 2.06 kpg for the season while her numbers in BIG EAST play include a .401 hitting pct. and 2.61 kpg ...

BIG EAST TOURNAMENT NOTES: Notre Dame and #2 seed Villanova (9-2) will receive a first-round bye in next week's BIG EAST Tournament, to be held Nov. 22-23 at Seton Hall's Walsh Gymnasium ... the Irish will play in Saturday's first semifinal (5:00 p.m.) and will face the winner of the opening first-round match between #4-seed Syracuse (6-5) and #5 Pittsburgh (6-5), with those teams set to play Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. ... Villanova will await the winner of the match between #3 Connecticut (8-3) and #6 West Virginia (5-6), who will play Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ... WVU edged Georgetown (also 5-6) for the sixth and final spot based on a 3-0 win over the Hoyas on Oct. 5 ... Sunday's championship match will begin at 2:00 p.m.

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