October 25, 1998

The Notre Dame women’s volleyball team won its second-straight game and third consecutive BIG EAST matchup by defeating Boston College 15-5, 15-2, 15-6. The Irish moved to 9-10 overall and 5-1 in the BIG EAST, while the Eagles dropped to 9-13 overall and 0-6 in the BIG EAST.

Notre Dame sophomore Christi Girton (Munice, Ind.) led the Irish attack with 10 kills on 19 attempts with no errors (.526 hitting). Junior Mary Leffers (Tampa, Fla.) also hit .462 with eight kills, while freshman Marcie Bomhack (Waukesha, Wis.) added seven. As a team the Irish hit .395 to the Eagles’ -.020 hitting percentage, the lowest of any Notre Dame opponent this year.

Another highlight of the match was the play of Irish setter Michelle Graham (Austin, Texas). Graham starting in her first career match with the Irish (Graham spent 1997 at Oregon), had 31 assists. Graham got the start after Notre Dame’s regular starting setter Denise Boylan (Lisle, Ill.) went down with an elbow injury in practice on Saturday. Boylan is expected to be out seven to ten days and will miss next week’s games versus Oral Roberts (Thursday) and Syracuse (Saturday).