Sept. 7, 2008
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Notre Dame volleyball team swept Washington State 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-14) but fell to host Idaho in three sets (21-25, 14-25 17-25) Saturday in the final day of the Idaho Volleyball Classic at Memorial Gym.
Against Washington State (3-2), junior Christina Kaelin had 10 kills for Notre Dame (3-3) with junior Jamel Nicholas and freshman Frenchy Silva chipping in 10 digs apiece. Nicholas also had a match-high 20 assists for the double-double.
Notre Dame hit .313 in the match including clips of .342 and .406 in the final two sets of the match. Washington State hit .167 overall.
The Irish jumped out to a 4-0 lead which grew to 16-8 in the first set. Notre Dame ended up taking the frame by a nine-point margin.
A 10-5 Irish lead in set two lasted only until Washington State rallied to tie things at 10-10, 11-11, 12-12, 13-13, 19-19, 20-20 and 21-21. But the Irish scored on four of the next five plays for the win.
With the score reading 15-11 in set three the Irish put together a spurt that gave them a 22-11 advantage en route to the win.
Junior Tara Enzweiler had three kills on five swings in the first set against Idaho (5-1) with freshman Kristen Dealy registering nine of her 15 digs in the match during the frame. Notre Dame was behind 20-15 but rallied to cut the score to 23-21 before Idaho took the set.
Idaho used three 4-0 runs to claim the set-two win and scored the final four points of the third set to pick up the match victory.
Sophomore Kellie Sciacca had 10 kills to lead the Irish offense.