Irish Battle Injuries, Go 2-3 at Dakota

Notre Dame Varsity Volleyball team continued to fight through injuries at the Dakota Tournament, going 2-3 on the day.

The Irish started off the tournament with a two set win over Utica Eisenhower 25-22, 25-12. Maddy Chinn, playing her first match of the season, drove home 13 kills, hitting at a .423 clip. Natalie Risi added six kills, 13 assists and12 digs while Josie Bloom scored five points from the service line including an ace.  Maria Famularo collected three aces on her way to four points and 11 digs.

Next up for the Irish was Flushing. The Irish had difficulty getting on track and fell 17-25, 16-25.  Aly Borellis scored five to lead Notre Dame while Famularo and Chinn chipped in six and five kills respectively and each added seven digs.

In the final match of pool play the Irish battled hard but came up short 19-25, 25-27 to Marian. Bloom served up six points, two aces and 10 digs. Chinn continued to find the floor as she added a team-high 12 kills. Bianca Giglio kicked in four kills while Famularo and Borellis had nearly identical stats with four kills, nine assists and 10 digs.

In the opening round of bracket play Notre Dame came out a bit sluggish against Midland but still brought home a 25-17, 23-25, 15-11 win.  Chinn was dominant at the net once again, adding 15 more kills in a team leading role to go along with16 digs. Bloom continued to serve toughadding eight points, including an ace, to go along with 21 digs.  Olivia Kowalkowski scored seven points from the line, including an ace, and had seven digs. Borellis had five points, two aces, seven kills, 14 assists and eight digs and Famularo had four points three kills, 10 assists and six digs.

The final match of the day saw Notre Dame fall to Sterling Heights Stevenson 22-25, 18-25. Chinn had eight kills, three points, and five digs, Giglio added seven kills and six digs and Emily Mohr had three points, two kills two blocks and six digs. Famularo finished with five points, three kills, six assists and six digs.

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