Former SB star Dealy joins exclusive club at Notre Dame

MADISON, Wis. – Senior Kristen Dealy became the eighth player in Notre Dame volleyball history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career with a 13-kill effort in a 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-14, 27-25) win Friday evening over Western Michigan.

Dealy hit .306 with 21 digs, one ace and a solo block for the Irish (6-3). Entering the contest, Dealy had 995 kills and 1,042 digs. Her 1,000th kill came in the second set to make her the first Irish player to join the 1,000-1,000 club since Adrianna Stasiuk did so in 2007.

The Irish face host Wisconsin at 7:00 p.m. (CT) to end the InnTowner Invitational at the University of Wisconsin Field House.

Flanking Dealy on the offensive strike was junior Hilary Eppink, who had a team-high 14 kills – including seven in the decisive fourth set – on a .478 clip. Freshman Jeni Houser came through with 11 kills.

Sophomore Maggie Brindock had eight kills on 16 swings while dishing out 48 assists to help the Irish hit .296 and redeem a four-set loss to the Broncos (9-2) last season.

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