Women's Volleyball

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Sept. 6, 1997

Local Product Jaimie Lee Again Leads #20 Irish, in 3-0 Win Over Utah

Victory Sets Up Tournament Title Showdown with #6 Washington State

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane native Jaimie Lee (Ferris HS) continued to lead the University of Notre Dame volleyball team as the #20-ranked Irish downed Utah 15-1, 15-8, 17-15 in second-day action Saturday at the Spikeoff Spokane.

The win sets up a tournament championship showdown with #6 Washington State, which posted a 15-1, 15-2, 15-11 victory over host Gonzaga in the day's other early match. Notre Dame (4-1) and WSU (6-0), which beat Utah 3-0 on Friday, will meet in the tournament's final match Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. pacific time.

Lee--who paced the Irish with 18 kills in Friday's night's 3-0 win over Gonzaga--had one third of Notre Dame's kills against the Utes (14 of 42) while hitting at a .333 clip (three errors, 33 attempts). The 5-11 righthander also held all players with nine digs and three aces, plus two block assists. Lee, who captained the U.S. World University Games team to a silver-medal finish last week, has averaged 5.33 kills per game and .400 hitting since her return to the starting lineup over the past two matches.

All six matches in the tournament are being held at the Spokane Arena, which will serve as the site of the 1997 NCAA Volleyball Championship semifinal and final matches.

The Irish picked up right where they left off, after blanking Gonzaga 15-0 in game three on Friday behind .640 team hitting (17-1-25). Notre Dame made quick work of the Utes in game one, hitting .667 (9-1-12).

The Irish starting middle blockers again played a substantial secondary role, as junior Lindsay Treadwell and sophomore Mary Leffers each totaled eight kills. Treadwell struggled with her hitting percentage (.111) while Leffers checked in at a solid .467. Leffers had a hand in a match -high six blocks, including one solo while Treadwell totaled five blocks (one solo).

Notre Dame hit .240 while owning a 14-10 blocking edge that helped produce .000 team hitting for Utah. Senior hitter Angie Harris had six kills and two aces while having a hand in five blocks (one solo).

Brenda Barton-Whicker led Utah with eight kills but also was guilty of eight hitting errors.

NOTES: Harris' six kills leave her in seventh place on the Irish career kills list (1,170), just one behind former teammate Jenny Birkner, 18 behind fifth-place Mary Kay Waller (1985-88) and 23 behind fourth-place Maureen Shea (1985-88)... Lee's two aces move her into 10th on that Irish all-time list while her two blocks leave her nine blocks away from joining Birkner as the only players in the Notre Dame career top 10 for kills, hitting pct., digs, aces, assists and blocks ... freshman setter Denise Boylan has 232 assists, just 108 away from bumping Birkner out of 10th place on the Irish career assists list.

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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