Volleyball Heads to Notre Dame
DePaul at Notre Dame
Coming off a win at
Offensively the Blue Demons are led by senior Morgan Ingersoll, who averages a team best and ranks fifth in the BIG EAST averaging 4.15 kills per game. The senior has terminated the ball effectively in conference matches and ranks sixth, averaging 4.50 kills per game. Against
Against the Irish in 2005, Ingersoll paced the Blue Demons posting a season-high .562 (11-2-16) attack percentage. Sophomore Maureen Zigulich led the defense with 11 kills.
Notre Dame (11-5, 5-0 BIG EAST)
Friday, October 13, 6:00 p.m. (CST)
Head Coach: Debbie Brown (16th Season)
Series: Notre Dame leads the series 7-4
Last Meeting: Notre Dame won, 3-0 (30-20, 30-19, 30-10)
The Notre Dame offense was on fire in its 2005 meeting with the Blue Demons, hitting .522 for the match and had three players, Adrianna Stasiuk, Lauren Kelbley (graduated) and Lauren Brewster (graduated), finish with double-digit kill totals and registered attack percentages over .545. This season Stasiuk leads the team with 197 kills, while chipping in 3.36 digs and 0.74 blocks per game. Defensively, Danielle Herdon leads the ND averaging 5.33 digs per game which is the second most in the league.
Last Friday the 13th
The last time the Blue Demons played on Friday the 13th it proved to be lucky as DePaul defeated UNLV 3-1 (30-23,24-30,30-28,30-21) in the opening game of the Blue Demon Invitational on Friday, September 13, 2002. Although the Blue Demons won in 2002, historically they have been less successful as they are 2-7 all-time on Friday the 13th.
Senior Morgan Ingersoll is nearing 1,000 career points and kills. Entering the weekend the senior has 993.5 points (kills + service aces + blocks) and has registered 908 kills. In her 297 career games, Ingersoll averages 3.06 kills per game and 3.34 points per game. Ingersoll holds the DePaul record for points, registering 28.0 points against Central Arkansas (9/15/06) and
Ellen Looks reaches 1,300 digs
Senior Ellen Hayes is known for her aggressive defensive play, leading the Blue Demons with 365 (3.96 DPG)digs this season. During Hayes’ career, she averages 3.68 digs per game and enters the weekend with 1,332 career digs. Hayes also holds the McGrath Arena record for digs in a match, registering 34 digs against Tulane on 10/18/03.
The Blue Demons have three players, freshman setter Emily McGinnis, freshman middle blocker Ashley Graham, and sophomore outside hitter Caitlin Callaghan sitting out indefinitely with injuries. McGinnis, the Blue Demons No.1 setter and averages 10.45 assists per game suffered a concussion against
The Blue Demons spent the first seven weeks of the season on the road and have just six home in 2006. After traveling to
Out of State
The Blue Demon have two players that do not call the state of
Senior Morgan Ingersoll was named to the BIG EAST weekly honor roll for the week of September 18. The senior led the Blue Demons offensively during the Memphis Tournament, tallying 59 kills and a .226 attack percentage during DePaul’s four matches. Against
Senior Morgan Ingersoll and Caitlin Callaghan took home All-Tournament team accolades for the Blue Demons this season. Callaghan was named to the Western Illinois all-tournament team while, Ingersoll was named to the
Notre Dame was selected by the league’s head coaches to win the 2006 BIG EAST Conference volleyball regular season crown. The Irish return three starters from last year’s BIG EAST Championship squad that posted a record of 30-4.
BIG EAST Championship