NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Irish open up Atlantic Coast Conference play with a pair of home matches against North Carolina and NC State this weekend. Notre Dame takes on the Tar Heels on Friday, September 27th at 7 p.m. ET before meeting the Wolfpack on Sunday, September 29th at 1 p.m. ET. Both matches are set to be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.
NOTRE DAME vs. UNC & NC STATE
Location: Notre Dame, Ind. – Purcell Pavilion | Buy Tickets
How To Watch: ACCN Extra (UNC) | ACCN Extra (NC State)
Live Stats: Live Stats (UNC) | Live Stats (NC State)
Twitter Updates: @NDVolleyball
Game Notes: UNC & NC State
HISTORY VS. NORTH CAROLINA
Friday’s tilt marks the 14th time the Irish and Tar Heels will sqaure off. Notre Dame currently holds a 7-6 edge in the all-time series, including a road sweep over the Tar Heels last season. The Irish have won two consecutive matches against North Carolina dating back to November 17th, 2017, when they swept the Tar Heels inside Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame holds a 3-1 mark against North Carolina at home.
HISTORY VS. NC STATE
Sunday’s match will be the 11th time the Irish take on the Wolf Pack with NC State holding a slight 6-4 advantage in the series. Notre Dame has won two of its last three home matches against the Wolf Pack, including a sweep on October 16th, 2016.
The Irish have totaled 103 team blocks, which ranks third in the ACC, over their first 10 matches to begin the season. They are currently out-blocking their opponents by a +21 margin. In last Wednesday’s five-set win over Michigan, the Irish out-blocked the Wolverines, 14-5.
- 40 – Irish Volleyball is in the midst of its 40th season of competition at the University
- 15.98 – Entering the weekend, the Irish lead the ACC with an average of 15.98 digs per set.
- 10.62 – Zoe Nunez currently ranks second in the conference with an average of 10.62 assists per set. The sophomore has racked up 446 assists, which also ranks second in the ACC, in her first 10 matches of the 2019 season.
- 103 – The Irish have totaled 103 team blocks over their first 10 matches to begin the season. They are currently out-blocking their opponents by a +21 margin.