By RACHAEL PROTZMAN
Notre Dame volleyball upped its record to 7-3 following this weekend as it seized the Lady Seminole Volleyball Classic title.
"We've been playing a lot of strong, ranked teams and we've been the underdogs, but this weekend we went into the tournament with the attitude that we were the team to beat," said junior Kristy Kreher. "We knew what we had to do and we really got it done."
In game one on Friday the Irish defeated Florida A&M 15-5, 15-3 and 15-3.
Junior Marcie Bomhack led Notre Dame with 11 kills and nine digs while topping her career high with five aces.
The Irish also led game two action on Friday with a win over Florida State (15-10, 15-8, 8-15, 15-2). Kreher provided a strong performance for Notre Dame with 19 kills, five digs and two aces while Bomhack added 13 kills and four digs. Junior Malinda Goralski also put in some strong playing time for the Irish with ten kills and seven blocks while senior Denise Boylan totaled 51 assists, nine digs and three blocks.
"The fact that we had a balanced attack really helped us," Kreher said. "We worked really hard on trying to get everyone involved in our offense."
Notre Dame rounded out the weekend with a three-game sweep (15-9, 15-8, 15-8) over Samford on Saturday. Goralski led the Irish with eight kills and two blocks.
"I think that we really struggled last weekend and we knew that we had to come back and win, and it's good for us to be on a winning streak right now," said Kreher.
Notre Dame will play again on Thursday as it faces No. 21 Loyola Marymount in the Joyce Center at 7 p.m.
All Sports Stories for Monday, September 18, 2000