Oct. 28, 2000
The University of Notre Dame volleyball team (17-5, 7-0) continued its push for its fifth BIG EAST conference regular season title with a three game win (15-0, 15-9, 15-10) at St. John’s, Saturday afternoon. The Irish were led by their two outside hitters, senior Christi Girton (Muncie, Ind.) and junior Marcie Bomhack (Waukesha, Wis.), who combined for 33 kills, along with senior setter Denise Boylan (Lisle, Ill.), who led the Irish to a .411 hitting percentage in the match. Boylan also had eight digs, three kills, two aces and two blocks.
Notre Dame set the tone for the victory in the first game of the match. Holding the Red Storm to just .031 hitting in the game, Notre Dame countered with 14 kills on 22 attack attempts without committing an error (.636 hitting percentage).
The Notre Dame defense also played a perfect compliment to their offense accuracy. Junior middle blocker Malinda Goralski (Missouri City, Texas) had seven blocks, the fifth time she has notched seven or more blocks in a match this season. Goralski also kept true to her traditional high-percentage hitting, totaling eight kills on 12 attempts with no errors (.677). Notre Dame combined for 11 team blocks, with junior Kristy Kreher (Birmingham, Mich.) helping out with 5 block assists.
St. John’s was led by Olga Rudovski, who notched 11 kills and five digs in the match.
Notre Dame will head to Storrs, Conn., tomorrow, Oct. 29, to face Connecticut at 2 p.m.