Notre Dame opens the 2018 season on Friday, August 24 against Weber State in the Golden Dome Invitational in Purcell Pavilion. The match is slated to begin at 7 p.m. The Irish then face Toledo and Northern Kentucky on Saturday in Purcell Pavilion, playing the Rockets at 12:30 p.m. and the Norse at 7 p.m.
2018 GOLDEN DOME INVITATIONAL
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana | Purcell Pavilion
How To Watch: ACC Network Extra (Weber State) | ACC Network Extra (Toledo) | ACC Network Extra (Northern Kentucky)
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Game Notes: Golden Dome Invite Notes
SERIES HISTORY VS. GOLDEN DOME INVITATIONAL FIELD
Notre Dame has a combined record of 6-0 against Toledo and Weber State and will face Northern Kentucky for the first time in program history.
DEJARLD AND YEADON SELECTED TO PRESEASON ALL-ACC TEAM
Senior Ryann DeJarld and junior Jemma Yeadon were each placed on the Preseason All-ACC Team as voted on by the league’s head coaches. DeJarld finished the 2017 campaign with a program record 747 digs (6.12 per set). DeJarld also ranked second on the Irish in aces with 41.
Yeadon led the Irish in kills, finishing her sophomore season with 453. The outside hitter was a consistent threat in the attack for the Irish last season, recording 10-plus kills in 27 matches. The 27 matches with 10 or more kills ranks tied for sixth in program history.
NON-CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SUCCESS
Notre Dame dominated its non-conference tournaments last season, recording a perfect record of 9-0 over three invitationals in 2017. Below is a table highlighting Notre Dame’s 2017 victories.
Ryann DeJarld became Notre Dame’s all-time career dig record holder last season as a junior. The Chicago native has 1,808 digs over her three seasons. DeJarld also set the single-season digs record in 2017, amassing 747 digs for an average of 6.12 digs per set (ranked fourth in the country).