Sept. 15, 2000
After sweeping Florida A&M in the first game of the Lady Seminole Classic Friday afternoon, the University of Notre Dame volleyball team (6-3) won its third consecutive match and second victory of the day (15-10, 15-8, 8-15, 15-2) over Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Friday, evening.
Notre Dame was led by four starters with double-digit kills. Junior Kristy Kreher had 19 kills on .429 hitting with five digs and two aces. Classmate Marcie Bomhack, who starred for the Irish earlier in the day against Florida A&M with 11 kills, continued her strong hitting in the nightcap with 13 kills and four digs.
Senior Christi Girton also had 10 kills in the match and added two aces, three digs and three blocks. Junior Malinda Goralski continued to be a force at middle blocker for the Irish with 10 kills and seven blocks against the Lady Seminoles.
Notre Dame came out strong with some timely hitting to capture the first two games of the match. Setter Denise Boylan, who set the Irish to a .296 hitting percentage in the match, helped the Irish total 37 kills in the first two games. Boylan would total 51 assists, nine digs and three blocks in the contest.
After FSU came back to claim the third game, the Irish offense stepped up to even a higher level. Committing just two errors on 25 hitting attempts in the fourth game, Notre Dame hit .520 to knock the Lady Seminoles out of the match with a 15-2 triumph.
The Irish move on to play Samford at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 16, to wrap up the Lady Seminole Classic.