Nov. 1, 2002
The University of Notre Dame volleyball team (19-5, 9-0) cruised to its 34th-straight victory in the Joyce Center with a 3-0 victory (30-18, 30-17, 30-22) over Providence (2-24, 0-8) on Friday evening. The Irish were playing an hour before the Notre Dame football pep rally and set a new school volleyball attendance record with 3,351. The old record was set in 2000, before the Notre Dame – Nebraska football pep rally (3,102).
The Friars entered the match tonight with a 2-23 record, allowing a number of Irish key reserves to enjoy their first career start, and head coach Debbie Brown to rest her starters after a number of tough matches over the last few weeks.
Sophomore Leah Nedderman led the Irish with 14 kills on .242 hitting, which are both career-highs for the outside hitter. Freshman outside hitter Meg Henican also was effective, posting the first double-double of her career with 13 kills (on .409 hitting) and a match-high 18 digs.
Freshman setter Kelly Burrell also had her first career double-double with 35 assists and 10 digs. Sophomore Kelly Corbett joined the career-best parade with five kills on .500 hitting and three aces.
Notre Dame held the Friars to .109 team hitting, while the Irish enjoyed a .356 team hitting mark.
Notre Dame will be back in action on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. against Boston College. The Irish will be looking to win their final home match of the season and extend their home court win streak to 35 matches – and into the 2003 season.