Irish Take 5th Tournament Title

Notre Dame Volleyball won its 5th tournament of the season, going undefeated at the Richmond invitational.  Notre Dame, the top ranked team in Class B (41-2-2) and 19th ranked in the nation by PrepVolleyball, has now won 30 straight matches.

The Irish started the day defeating Lutheran North 25-7, 25-11.  Natalie Risi scored 12 points with 6 aces and 6 kills.  Maddy Chinn chipped in 8 kills while Gabi Shilling collected 4 blocks.  

Next up for Notre Dame was Erie Mason. Risi stayed strong at the serving line scoring a record-high (for a two set match) 26 points with13 aces. Chinn added 6 kills while Maria Famularo had 4. Shilling finished with 3 blocks in the match.

The final match in pool play saw Notre Dame dominate Marine City 25-11, 25-13.  Risi had 4 points, 3 more aces, 4 kills and 3 digs while Morgan Holycross had 6 points, an ace, 4 kills and 2 blocks.  Chinn added 9 more kills and Famularo contributed 4 kills.

The Irish came out of pool play as the number one seed and took on host Richmond.  The Irish picked up where they left off with a 25-10, 25-16 victory.  Risi scored 13 points, 3 aces and had a pair of kills. Chinn added 10 kills while Shilling had 8 kills to go with 3 blocks.

In the tournament finals the Irish met up with Battle Creek Lakeview and earned a 25-14, 25-11 victory to take the title.  Risi collected 6 more points with a pair of aces, 4 kills, 4 blocks, and 5 digs.  Morgan Verheyen and Famularo added 6 points and Taylor Raiola had 5 kills, 8 blocks and 2 digs. Shilling picked up 4 kills and 4 blocks, Chinn had 14 kills and Lauren Burnick picked up 48 assists on the day

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