Sept. 8, 2011
Golden Dome Invitational (tournament central) | Gameday Program
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NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Notre Dame will play host to Lipscomb, Portland and Valparaiso during this weekend's Golden Dome Invitational (Sept. 9-11) at Purcell Pavilion. UND.com will cover all angles of the event with video, audio, stats and live chats throughout the weekend.
Golden Dome Invitational Sept. 9-11
Purcell Pavilion Notre Dame, Ind.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-2 overall 0-0 BIG EAST)
Lipscomb Bisons (2-5 overall 0-0 Atlantic Sun)
Friday, Sept. 9 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Series: First meeting
Portland Pilots (3-5 overall 0-0 West Coast)
Saturday, Sept. 10 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Series: Portland leads, 1-0
First / last meeting: Portland, 3-1 (9.8.89)
Valparaiso Crusaders (6-2 overall 0-0 Horizon)
Sunday, Sept. 11 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Series: Notre Dame leads, 21-4
Series streak: Valparaiso, W1
First meeting: Valparaiso, 2-0 (9.22.80)
Last meeting: Valparaiso, 3-1 (8.31.08)
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Bump, Set, Spike ...
After opening the season with a 3-0 record (the best start to a campaign by an Irish squad since 2006) Notre Dame dropped each of its two matches last week at the Stanford Invitational, falling to both the host Cardinal and St. Mary's.
Freshman Jeni Houser pounded Stanford for a team- and career-high 19 kills ... the slugger averaged 3.57 kills/set in the two matches on the West Coast to earn a spot on the Stanford Invitational All-Tournament team.
Senior Kristen Dealy eclipsed the 1,000-dig mark at the Stanford Invite, just one week after classmate Frenchy Silva accomplished the same feat ... Dealy is 30 kills away from joining Notre Dame's 1,000-kill / 1,000-dig club, a milestone only achieved by seven players in Irish history ... sophomore setter Sammie Brown needs 13 assists to reach the 1,000-mark for her career.
The Irish continue to receive votes (10) in the AVCA Top 25 Poll ... Lipscomb, Portland and Valparaiso are neither ranked nor receiving votes.