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Aug. 30, 1997

No. 18 Wisconsin Tops No. 17 Notre Dame, 3-1, To Capture Shamrock Invitational

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The #18-ranked University of Wisconsin volleyball team defeated the host team and #18 Notre Dame 15-10, 11-15, 15-4, 15-11 to claim the championship of the Shamrock Invitational Saturday night at the Joyce Center Arena.

Wisconsin (3-0) was led by four players in double-digit kills, with senior hitter and tournament MVP Amy Lee totaling 14 kills on .243 hitting. The Badgers, who outhit the Irish .293-.165, also received major offensive contributions from sophomore middle Kelly Kennedy (17 kills, .457 hitting), sophomore hitter Kate Fitzgerald (15 kills, .324) and freshman middle Jenny Maastricht (13 kills, .333).

Maastricht--who filled in during the tournament for injured senior Heather Dodara (sprained ankle)--was named to the all-tournament team, as was junior setter Colleen Neels (who has taken over running the Badgers offense after the graduation of All-American Laura Abbinante).

Senior hitter Angie Harris (Fort Wayne, IN) again led the Notre Dame offense, with 21 kills. The Irish also received an added boost from the return of another senior hitter, Jaimie Lee, who entered the Joyce Center early in game two after returning from Sicily, Italy, where she captained the United State to a silver-medal finish at the World University Games.

Lee entered the arena with Notre Dame trailing, 4-2, and took some time to go over plays with the Irish coaches before entering the match on the heels of a 5-0 Irish run that netted an 11-10 lead for the hosts. Lee couldn't quite get to the first set she received from freshman Denise Boylan but moments later thundered down a kill and the Irish were on their way to evening the match at 1-1.

Wisconsin quickly erased the emotional left of Lee's arrival, with a convincing win in game four, and pulled away from a 10-10 tie in the fourth and final game.

Harris was named to the all-tournament team after totaling 71 aces in the three matches (5.92/gm) and equaling Lee's Irish record for consecutive matches with 20-plus kills (Harris had 23 in the opener against Louisville and a career-best 27 earlier Saturday versus Oral Roberts).

Notre Dame sophomore rightside hitter Emily Schiebout (Blaine, Minn.) also was named to the all-tournament team following a solid debut as a starter for the Irish. Schiebout had 12 kills on .286 hitting against Wisconsin, plus four blocks.

Rounding out the all-tournament team were Louisville sophomore outside hitter Sonya Gubaidulina and Oral Roberts sophomore middle Juliana Moser. Louisville (1-2) defeated Oral Roberts (0-3) in Saturday's third match of the day, 15-10, 15-10, 15-7.

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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