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Aug. 30, 1997

#17 Notre Dame, #18 Wisconsin Set to Meet for Shamrock Invitational Title

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame senior outside hitter Angie Harris (Fort Wayne, Ind.) continued her torrid season-opening pace by throwing down a career-best 27 kills, leading the #17 University of Notre Dame volleyball team to a 15-1, 13-15, 16-14, 9-15, 15-9 victory over Oral Roberts in second day action of the Shamrock Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Joyce Center.

Angie Harris
Angie Harris

The victory sets up a tournament championship match between the Irish and #18 Wisconsin (2-0), which defeated Louisville (0-2) earlier in the day 15-5, 15-9, 15-12.

The Irish did not commit a hitting error in the decisive fifth game, hitting .615 while totaling eight kills on 13 swings. Notre Dame jumped out to a 12-4 lead and ORU closed to 13-8 before the Irish were able to pull away and end a match that covered two hours and 35 minutes.

Notre Dame (2-0) appeared to seize momentum in the third game, when the Irish won a pivotal see-saw game in a likewise back-and-forth match. ORU (0-2) held a 14-12 in the third game but could not close things out, as the Irish won the next four points to close out the match. That final flurry included kills from sophomore middle Mary Leffers, junior middle Lindsay Treadwell and Harris, combined with two costly ORU hitting errors down n the stretch.

The match was noticeably sloppy on the serving end, as the Irish overcame 18 service errors (against just seven service aces) while ORU totaled 12 service errors (with six aces).

Just as the Golden Eagles could have claimed a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth, Notre Dame nearly rallied to win the second game. ORU held a 14-11 lead but needed 10 cracks at game point before evening the match on an ace from Meredith Mangum.

Debora dos Santos paced Oral Roberts with 25 kills and a match-high 21 digs. Juliana Moser added 16 kills and five block assists for the Eagles while Erica Favero had 15 kills.

Notre Dame held a distinct edge in hitting (.253-.176) and blocks (14-8). Irish sophomore rightside hitter Emily Schiebout (Blaine, Minn.) turned in another impressive appearance, with 17 kills on .368 hitting, plus a match-high seven block assists. Leffers added 13 kills for Notre Dame while Treadwell had nine.

Harris, who is coming back from November of 1996 arthroscopic knee surgery, had 23 kills in Notre Dame's win over Louisville on Friday night and is averaging over six kills per game through the first two matches of the '97 season. Her previous career-best kill effort came at Georgia Tech on Oct. 13, 1995 (25 kills).

In Saturday's first match, Wisconsin freshman middle Jenny Maastrict continued to sparkle while filling in for injured senior and preseason all-Big Ten Conference selection heather Dodaro. Maastrict had 16 kills on .591 hitting (3 err., 22 att.) and did not make an error until her 14th attempts of the match. Marisa Mackey (13), Amy Lee (11) and Allyson Ross (10) also recorded double-digit kills for the Badgers.

Sonia Gubaidulina led Louisville with 15 kills while the Cardinals were outhit by a sizable margin (.115-.375).

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