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Notre Dame and Louisville Set for Midweek Matchup on Wednesday

Nov. 8, 2016


Notre Dame Notes

By Robby Hamman

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- 
Notre Dame (19-7, 10-4) attempts to secure a 20 win season for the first time since 2012 on Wednesday evening, as the Irish travel to Louisville (8-16, 3-11 ACC) to take on the Cardinals at 7 p.m.

WEEKEND MATCHUPS

Location: Louisville, Ky.
Schedule:  Wednesday, Nov. 9 -- 7 p.m. EST at Louisville | LIVE STREAM 
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SCOUTING THE IRISH

Notre Dame has a record of 19-7 on the season and 10-4 in the ACC. The Irish have already won 12 more matches than during the 2015 campaign and have recorded the most ACC wins in program history. Notre Dame split last weekend’s matchups, winning Friday’s match at Wake Forest in straight sets before falling to Duke in four frames on Sunday. The Irish are the top serving team in the conference, as the team averages 1.84 aces per set. Individually freshman Jemma Yeadon leads the attack, averaging a team-high 2.79 kills per set.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS

Louisville comes into Wednesday with an 8-16 record on the season and 3-11 mark in the ACC. The Cardinals earned a split in their two matches last weekend, falling to Duke in three sets on Friday before bouncing back to Wake Forest on Sunday. Melanie McHenry leads Louisville in kills with 3.12 per set.

SERIES HISTORY VS. LOUISVILLE

The Cardinals are a familiar foe to the Irish as the two sides will meet for the 33rd time on Wednesday evening. Notre Dame leads the series with a record of 21-11, winning four of the last six. The Irish won the first meeting this season, sweeping the Cardinals in Purcell Pavilion on Sept. 23.

MOST ACC WINS IN PROGRAM HISTORY

The Irish are in the midst of their breakout season in the ACC. The team is currently 10-4 in the league, its best start since joining the conference in 2013. Notre Dame’s 10 victories are already the most the program has recorded in a single season in the ACC.

ROAD WARRIORS

The Irish have been exceptional when playing away from home this season, posting a record of 11-2 in road and neutral matches this season. Notre Dame has dropped just one match on the road in the ACC, posting victories over Miami, Syracuse, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest all in straight sets. The 11 wins are the most for the Irish since winning 15 matches away from home in 2005.

UP NEXT

Notre Dame returns to Purcell Pavilion this weekend, as the Irish host Virginia at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. Notre Dame is then back on the road the next weekend, as the team travels to Clemson and Georgia Tech.

-- ND --

Robby Hamman joined Fighting Irish Media as athletics communications assistant director in September 2016, coordinating efforts for the volleyball and men's lacrosse program. Hamman is a 2010 graduate of Bethel College, where he earned bachelor's degrees in sport management and business administration, and earned his master's degree in business administration from Defiance College in 2013.


 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

August 25
7:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
August 26
12:30 PM
Rhode Island
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
August 26
7:00 PM
New Mexico State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
September 1
11:00 AM
VCU
Bowling Green, Ohio (Stroh Center)
September 1
7:00 PM
Bowling Green
Bowling Green, Ohio (Stroh Center)
September 2
7:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
September 8
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 9
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 9
5:00 PM
Florida International
Conway, S.C. (HTC Center)
September 15
7:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 16
12:30 PM
Southern Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 16
7:00 PM
Central Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
September 22
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
September 24
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)
September 29
7:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 1
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 6
7:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Memorial Gymnasium)
October 8
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
October 13
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 15
1:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 20
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tully Gym)
October 22
2:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
October 25
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
October 29
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 3
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
November 5
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
November 10
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 12
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 17
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 19
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 22
7:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
November 24
1:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)

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