- Notre Dame at Florida State (ACC Match)
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Notre Dame improves to 15-5 (5-4 ACC); Florida State drops to 11-6 (5-4 ACC)
- Attendance: 1324
- Box Score
Behind a huge defensive effort from Junior libero Ryann DeJarld, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took down the host Florida State Seminoles in four sets. Set scores were 25-18, 17-25, 25-18, and 26-24. DeJarld, the third leading digger in the history of Notre Dame volleyball, finished the match with 35 digs, moving over 1,500 for her career. Jemma Yeadon led the offense with 24 kills while Caroline Holt dished out a match high 51 assists. The Irish move to 15-5 (5-4 ACC) and will return to action on Sunday, October 22nd when they continue their road trip through Florida as they take on Miami.
HUGE congrats to Ryann DeJarld on becoming just the 3rd player in program history to reach the 1,500-dig milestone for a career! pic.twitter.com/pCS1c7bl2C
— Irish Volleyball (@NDvolleyball) October 21, 2017
Notre Dame led the match in assists 56-52, digs 95-92, and aces 7-1. The Seminoles led the match in kills 60-56, and blocks 18-12.
Milica Kubura led the Florida State offense with 16 kills while Natasha Calkins chipped in 12. Setter Brianne Burkert had a solid all-around match with 7 kills, 28 assists and 17 digs. The Seminoles fall to 11-6 (5-4 ACC) and will return to action on Sunday, October 22nd when they host Louisville.
Courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Notre Dame (15-5, 5-4 ACC) turned in an impressive all-around performance on Friday evening in Tallahassee, as the Irish handed the Seminoles a 3-1 (25-18, 17-25, 25-18, 26-24) defeat on their home floor. Notre Dame has now won five of its last six matches.
Sophomore Jemma Yeadon matched her career high in kills with 24 against the Seminoles, while teammate Rebecca Nunge added 12 to lead the Irish to the victory. Caroline Holt did an excellent job of distributing from the setter position, amassing 51 assists on the evening. The other standout performance came from Ryann DeJarld, as the junior posted 35 digs in just four sets of play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish came out hot on Friday evening, comfortably winning the first set by a score of 25-18 to open an early 1-0 lead in the match. Notre Dame opened up a 10-5 advantage to start the match and did not give up the lead the rest of the set. DeJarld and Yeadon put up huge numbers in the first frame. DeJarld finished the set with 15 digs and Yeadon led the way in kills with eight.
The hosts rebounded in the second stanza and battled back to tie the match at 1-1. The Seminoles led 11-6 in the opening stages of the set but the Irish refused to go away, as Notre Dame leveled the score at 16-16. However, Florida State answered with a 4-0 run and went on to take the set 25-17.
Notre Dame came out of the 10-minute intermission refocused in the third set and determined to not let the Seminoles take the lead in the match. The set was tight near the midway mark, as the Irish held on to a 14-13 advantage. Notre Dame then broke the set open, winning eight of the next 10 points to build a seven-point lead at 21-14. The Irish closed out the set with a 25-18 victory to pull within one set of winning the match.
The fourth set was a back-and-forth affair, as the frame featured 14 ties and six lead changes. Late in the fourth the score was tied at 21-21 and the Seminoles managed to win the next two points to take a 23-21 lead and pull within two points of forcing a decisive fifth set. The Irish had other ideas, as a Kristin Baer kill followed by an ace from Yeadon and a Florida State ball handling error gave Notre Dame match point at 25-24. The Seminoles fought off the first match point but the Irish responded with back-to-back kills from Nunge and Yeadon to win the set at 26-24 and deliver the match victory by a score of 3-1.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Yeadon was an attacking menace for Notre Dame, recording a match-high 24 kills. The sophomore sensation has notched 24 kills on three separate occasions this season. The Mercer Island, Washington, native also added 14 digs and two aces. Yeadon has now recorded 15 double-doubles during the 2017 campaign.
ND STAT OF THE MATCH
With 35 digs on the evening DeJarld became just the third player in Notre Dame volleyball program history to reach the 1,500-dig milestone for her career. DeJarld now has 1,525 career digs and trails only Meg Henican (1,783) and Christy Peters (1,640) on the all-time record list.
NOTES OF THE MATCH
- Notre Dame improves to 6-3 when playing away from home this season.
- The Irish totaled 95 digs, marking the third highest output the team has achieved this season.
- DeJarld surpassed the 30-dig mark for the 3rd time this season, finishing with a team-high 35 digs.
- Nunge recorded 10+ kills for the sixth time in 2017 with 12 on Friday.
- Holt has dished out 50+ assists on three occasions this season. Friday’s total of 51 were the most for the senior in a four-set match in 2017.
- Yeadon has recorded at least 10 kills in all 18 matches she has played in during the 2017 season.
- Yeadon posted her 15th double-double in 2017 (24 kills, 14 digs).
- Freshman Madison Cruzado finished in double figures in digs for the first time at Notre Dame with a career-high 12 in the victory.
Notre Dame heads even further south to play this weekend to take on Miami at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 22.
Courtesy of Florida State Athletics
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State volleyball team (11-6, 5-4) was once again stunned by Notre Dame (15-5, 5-4), as the Seminoles fell in four sets at Tully Gym on Friday night (Oct. 20).
The Fighting Irish outhit the Seminoles in the match, which counteracted FSU’s tough defense. Although Florida State picked up a set, earned more total blocks and took more swings at the net, Notre Dame proved to be too much for Florida State.
Set 1 – Notre Dame 25, Florida State 18
While Florida State saw one of its best defensive efforts throughout the first half of the set, it was Notre Dame’s tough offense that caught the Seminoles off-guard. The Fighting Irish’s defense held Florida State to under .100 hitting despite taking 63 reps on the net.
FSU’s veteran stats leaders Milica Kubura and Natasha Calkins led the offense with four kills each, while Kubura also picked up three assisted blocks.
Set 2 – Florida State 25, Notre Dame 17
The Seminoles showed its power in the second set, earning 20 kills on 40 attacks for a .450 hitting percentage. FSU’s defense only picked up one team block, but its 24 digs helped hold the Fighting Irish to a clip just over .100. The Seminoles stayed strong through the end to hold the lead and take the second set to tie up the score. The team’s offensive effort was led by Kubura once again with six kills and no errors on 10 attacks. Taryn Knuth picked up the sole block of the match, while Cecilie Woie led the defense with nine digs.
Set 3 – Notre Dame 25, Florida State 18
Although the Seminoles once again stayed close with the Fighting Irish through the first part of the set, keeping the set within only a few points and taking the lead three times through its first 10 points.
In the end it was a series of errors for the Seminoles and a tough offensive effort for the Fighting Irish that helped Notre Dame run away with the third set to take a 2-1 lead in the match.
Set 4 – Notre Dame 26, Florida State 24
The Fighting Irish began the final set in the lead until the Seminoles caught up at 8-8 with an offensive effort spread between Kubura, Knuth and Natasha Calkins.
In the final points of the set, FSU improved its offensive efficiency and stayed tough on defense to warrant some long rallies, holding off set point for the Fighting Irish at 24-23. Despite the increased effort, Notre Dame finished it off with a kill to take the match 3-1.
- Florida State’s overall record moves to 11-4, 5-4 ACC
- Florida State’s record over Notre Dame moves to 8-4
- FSU is now 6-3 at home this season.
- Brianne Burkert earned her 26th career double-double with 28 assists and 17 digs.
- Cecilie Woie remains in 3rd place in FSU digs in the rally scoring era with 1229 – she had 27 digs against Notre Dame.
- Milica Kubura remains at 3rd place in FSU kills in the rally scoring era with 1089 – 39 away from breaking Brianna Barry’s 1128
Up Next for the Seminoles
FSU will host the Louisville Cardinals this Sunday (Oct. 22) at 1:00 pm.