NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame volleyball team hits the road this weekend for a pair of ACC matches against Pitt and Virginia. The Irish (11-7, 5-3 ACC) will take on the sixth-ranked Panthers on Friday at 7 p.m. before facing the Cavaliers on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both contests are slated to be streamed on ACC Network Extra.
NOTRE DAME AT PITT & VIRGINIA
Location: Friday – Pittsburgh, Pa. | Sunday – Charlottesville, Va.
How To Watch: ACC Network Extra (Friday) | ACC Network Extra (Sunday)
Live Stats: Click Here (Friday) | Click Here (Sunday)
Twitter Updates: @NDvolleyball
Game Notes: Pitt & Virginia Game Notes
SERIES HISTORY VS. PITT
Notre Dame and Pitt will meet for the 36th time ever on Friday with the Irish holding a 24-11 lead in the all-time series. The Irish have a 6-4 record against Pitt in the last 10 meetings, including a straight-set victory the last time the sides met in Pittsburgh on October 21, 2016.
SERIES HISTORY VS. VIRGINIA
The Irish and Cavaliers are set to meet for the ninth time on Sunday. Virginia holds a 5-3 advantage in the all-time series, but Notre Dame has won three consecutive matches against the Cavaliers. The teams last met on November 10, 2017, when the Irish swept the Cavaliers at Purcell Pavilion.
CLOSING IN ON 1,000
After tying her season high with 18 kills last Sunday against Virginia Tech, junior Jemma Yeadon raised her career total to 980. The Mercer Island, Washington, native has an opportunity this weekend to become the 23rd player in program history to join the 1,000 kill club. Yeadon has hit the double digit kills in 12 matches this year. Yeadon’s .424 hitting percentage against the Hokies last Sunday was also a career high.
I DIG IT
The Irish have been great on defense this season, holding opponents to an ACC-low .159 hitting percentage. One of the main reasons for this defensive success is the ability of Notre Dame’s backline to generate big dig numbers. The Irish pace the ACC with an average of 16.48 digs per set and is second in the conference with 1,088 total digs. Ryann DeJarld leads Notre Dame with 5.15 digs per set and 340 digs through 18 matches this year.