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Irish Set To Host In-State Foes Valpo & Purdue

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame closes its five-game homestand to start the 2019 season with matches against in-state opponents Valparaiso and #18 Purdue. The Irish will take on the Crusaders on Wednesday, September 4th at 7 p.m. ET before meeting the 18th-ranked Boilermakers on Friday, September 6th at 7 p.m. ET.

Wednesday’s matchup against Valparaiso is set to be televised live on the ACC Network while Friday’s contest vs. Purdue will be streamed via ACC Network Extra.

Location: Notre Dame, Ind. – Purcell Pavilion | Buy Tickets
How To Watch: ACC Network (Valpo) | ACCN Extra (Purdue)
Live Stats: Live Stats (Valpo) | Live Stats (Purdue)
Twitter Updates: @NDVolleyball
Game Notes: Valpo & Purdue


Wednesday’s matchup will be the 29th all-time between the Irish and Crusaders, with Notre Dame holding a 24-4 advantage in the series. The last meeting between the Irish and Crusaders came on September 1st, 2017, when Notre Dame earned a 3-1 victory to open the 2017 season. That contest, which was a part of the 2017 Golden Dome Invitational, marked the first ever Notre Dame volleyball match played in the Compton Family Ice Arena.


Friday marks the 22nd all-time meeting between the Irish and Boilermakers, with Purdue holding a 15-7 advantage in the series.The two teams last met on September 2nd, 2018, when Purdue picked up a 3-1 victory in West Lafayette. Notre Dame and Purdue last played inside Purcell Pavilion on September 3rd, 2016, and the Irish knocked off #24 Purdue in four sets.


Freshman Caroline Meuth and sophomore Lauren Wenzel earned 2019 Golden Dome Invitational All-Tournament Team honors after helping the Irish pick up a pair of victories over the weekend.

Meuth led the Irish with 50 kills over the 13 sets of play last weekend, including a 21-kill effort in Notre Dame’s 3-1 victory over Bowling Green. Wenzel hit .417 with 19 kills over the weekend while also recording 12 blocks. Wenzel’s weekend was highlighted by an 11 kill (.667 hit %), seven block effort vs. Bowling Green.


Sophomores Sydney Bent, Charley Niego and Zoe Nunez were each named to the 2019 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team, the conference announced on August 9. In addition, the Irish were slotted fourth in the conference’s preseason coaches poll.

Notre Dame’s three Preseason All-ACC honorees are the second most in the conference. Bent, Niego and Nunez also represent three of just five sophomores to earn Preseason All-ACC recognition. In 2018, all three players earned both Second Team All-ACC and ACC All-Freshman Team accolades.