One game at a time: A journey through Notre Dame's 2021-22 women’s basketball season
A running game-by-game breakdown of Notre Dame’s 2021-22 women’s basketball season:
March 26 — Game 33
N.C. State 66, Notre Dame 63
Record: 24-9, NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Notre Dame’s overall youth and top-seeded North Carolina State’s overall experience seemed to collide in the final minutes as the Wolfpack rallied late to stun the Irish in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup at Bridgeport, Conn.
Top-seeded N.C. State avenged a 69-66 regular-season loss to the Irish and advanced to its first Elite Eight since 1998.
The Pack’s Raina Perez stole the ball from ND’s Dara Mabrey high in the Irish forecourt and converted it into a layup with 14.8 second remaining to give NC State its first lead, 64-63, since early in the second quarter.
Fifth-seeded Notre Dame’s Maddy Westbeld then missed an open 3-pointer with four seconds left.
Perez secured the rebound, was fouled with 1.5 ticks remaining and sank both free throws for the final count.
The Irish, because they were out of timeouts, had to inbound from their own baseline.
Sonia Citron’s heave from about 65 feet was both tardy and off the mark.
State outscored ND 15-4 over the final 5:53, erasing a 59-51 deficit for the win.
The Irish led by 10 points on four occasions, the last at 51-41 with two minutes remaining in the third quarter.
In the fourth period, though, ND committed seven of its 16 turnovers on the day, while NC State coughed up four of its 10.
March 21 — Game 32
Notre Dame 108, Oklahoma 64
Record 24-8, NCAA second round
Tradition-gushing Notre Dame had played 92 NCAA Tournament women’s basketball games without ever posting a night this prolific.
With Dara Mabrey scoring 29, Sonia Citron 25 and Maya Dodson 20, the Irish ruled at both ends while setting a program tourney record for points during an obliteration of host Oklahoma.
The fifth-seeded Irish advanced to a Sweet 16 matchup against top seed North Carolina State (31-3) on Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn.
The Irish roared to leads of 35-12 through one quarter and 60-25 by halftime to set a program standard for points for one NCAA Tourney half.
March 19 — Game 31
Notre Dame 89, UMass 78
Record 23-8, NCAA first round
Olivia Miles unleashed just the second Notre Dame triple-double in NCAA Tournament women’s basketball history, while Maddy Westbeld, Maya Dodson and Dara Mabrey divided 55 points almost evenly, as the fast-starting, offensively-smooth Irish opened their postseason with with a victory over Massachusetts at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.
Second-year ND coach Niele Ivey notched her first NCAA Tourney win in her first try.
Miles scored 12 points, dished 11 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds to join Skylar Diggins-Smith in 2012 as the lone Irish players with NCAA Tourney triple-doubles.
Westbeld scored 19 points, Dodson 18 and Mabrey 18.
Irish senior guard Abby Prohaska made her first appearance in nearly seven weeks after suffering a Feb. 1 eye injury and undergoing surgery.
She delivered an immediate spark with six points and two steals off the bench in the opening period as ND racked up its most points in any quarter this season while jumping out to a 32-17 advantage.
The Irish led by as many as 18 points at 84-66 with 4:28 remaining in the game. The Minutewomen got no closer than the final margin.
March 5 — Game 30
Miami 57, Notre Dame 54
Record: 22-8, ACC Tourney semifinal
The Irish fell to Cinderella team Miami in Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals, ending their body of work for the season in advance of when the NCAA Tournament committee convenes to make its selections.
The Irish are sure to be in the field, but far from sure to be among the top 16 teams in the committee’s eyes.
Those top 16 get the chance to host during the first two full rounds.
No. 20-ranked ND logged a draining 16 games in 52 days to get to this point, but now must pause for eight days until the pairings are announced March 13.
Irish freshmen Sonia Citron and Olivia Miles combined for 17 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and three steals.
March 4 — Game 29
Notre Dame 71, Georgia Tech 53
Record: 22-7, ACC Tourney quarterfinal
Freshman Olivia Miles scored 17 points and tied an ACC Tourney record with 13 assists as third-seeded ND (22-7) advanced to a semifinal Saturday against seventh-seeded Miami (19-11) at Greensboro Coliseum.
Sophomore Maddy Westbeld scored 17 points — her second-best output in her last 16 games — and added a team-high eight rebounds against the Yellow Jackets (21-10).
Sam Brunelle delivered 14 points off the bench — her top output in her last 10 games — while drilling 4-of-8 on 3-pointers.
Feb. 27 — Game 28
Louisville 86, Notre Dame 64
Record: 21-6, 12-5 ACC
A nightmare this horrific usually requires a moment to at least close one’s eyes, but it felt like Notre Dame didn’t even get the benefit of blinking.
No. 4 Louisville hastily turned the regular season finale showdown against the No. 14 Irish into a virtual no-contest, shredding the hosts 31-3 through one quarter and leading 45-4 by 4:13 into the second on its way to a 22-point victory that was never in doubt.
ND (21-7, 13-5) will be the No. 3 seed and have a double bye before facing an opponent to be determined. North Carolina State clinched its first regular-season ACC title on Sunday night and will be the tournament's top seed. Louisville is the No. 2 seed, putting the Irish and the Cardinals on a possible semifinal rematch on Saturday. North Carolina is the No. 4 seed, also getting a double bye.
Feb. 24 — Game 27
Notre Dame 77, Clemson 56
Record: 21-6, 12-4 ACC
SOUTH BEND — Triggered by a double jolt of electrifying performances from Maya Dodson and Sonia Citron, Notre Dame secured its coveted double bye.
ND’s oldest star in Dodson and newest in Citron both posted sparkling lines as the No. 14-ranked Irish downed Clemson to improve to 13-0 at Purcell Pavilion this women’s college basketball season.
Dodson scored 22 points, made 10-of-12 shots from the field, grabbed nine rebounds and swatted away five Tiger tries.
Feb. 18 — Game 26
Notre Dame 72, Georgia Tech 66 OT
Record: 20-6, 11-4 ACC
In its most resume’-enhancing road victory of the women’s basketball season, unrelenting Notre Dame coughed up a 10-point lead over the final 7:17 of regulation, but dug in for an overtime win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
Freshman Olivia Miles scored 18 points, dished eight assists, made three steals and shook off both a shaky final few seconds in the fourth quarter and some elbow pain from a late fall as the 19th-ranked Irish broke their tie for fourth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the No. 16 Yellow Jackets.
Feb. 13 — Game 25
Louisville 73, Notre Dame 47
Record: 19-6, 10-4 ACC
Sam Brunelle got sidelined by injury in the first quarter, Maya Dodson got temporarily sidelined by foul trouble in the second quarter and overmatched, outworked Notre Dame got whipped the remainder of the way by Louisville.
The No. 3-ranked host Cardinals handed the No. 18 Irish their worst loss of the season at the KFC Yum! Center.
Louisville (22-2) improved to 13-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a half-game behind frontrunning North Carolina State at 14-1.
With the ND up 13-12, Brunelle suffered a right shoulder sprain at 1:45 remaining in the opening quarter while jockeying for defensive position on the block against the Cardinals’ Emily Engstler.
With Brunelle already out for the afternoon, Dodson, ND’s premier post player at both ends, picked up a pair of fouls less than a minute apart, the second at 3:54 left in the second quarter with the Irish trailing 21-19.
Dodson sat the rest of the half and Louisville pounced, outscoring the Irish 11-2 for a 32-21 lead at the break.
Feb. 10 — Game 24
Notre Dame 69, Miami 53
Record: 19-5, 10-3 ACC
SOUTH BEND — Sophomore Maddy Westbeld celebrated her birthday by scoring a game-high 21 points, draining a career-high four 3-pointers and grabbing eight rebounds as Notre Dame downed Miami at Purcell Pavilion.
The No. 18-ranked Irish built a 53-33 lead through three quarters by holding the Hurricanes (12-10, 5-7) to 11 points during each of the first three periods.
Freshman Sonia Citron scored 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished five assists and snatched three steals for ND.
Feb. 6 — Game 23
Florida State 70, Notre Dame 65
Record: 18-5, 9-3 ACC
A ferocious fourth-quarter charge came up short as Florida State beat Notre Dame for the Seminoles’ first-ever women’s basketball win over the Irish at the Tucker Center in Tallahassee.
No. 20-ranked ND trailed 56-38 with less than eight minutes to go before drawing as close as two points twice over the final 1:42.
FSU (11-10, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) entered the day 0-11 all-time against the Irish, but outscored the visitors 22-9 in the third quarter to take a 51-38 lead into the fourth.
ND (18-5, 9-3) was paced by freshman Olivia Miles with 17 points and four assists, although she missed a wide-open 3-pointer that would’ve knotted the game at 62-62 with two minutes to go.
Maya Dodson added 15 points and game highs of 10 rebounds and four steals for the Irish. Freshman Sonia Citron scored 15.
Feb. 3 — Game 22
Notre Dame 68, N.C. State 55
Record 18-4, 9-2 ACC
Freshman Olivia Miles scored 24 points, converted 3-of-5 on 3-pointers and dealt four assists as streaking Notre Dame capped its first-ever 4-0 league homestand with a victory over Virginia Tech in women’s college basketball at Purcell Pavilion.
The No. 20 Irish (18-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) exhibited no hangover after Tuesday’s 69-66 conquering of third-ranked North Carolina State.
Instead, they won their fifth straight game overall, matching their initial five outings for their best run of the season, and improved to 11-0 at home.
Feb. 1 — Game 21
Notre Dame 69, N.C. State 66
Record 17-4, 8-2 ACC
SOUTH BEND — It was “emotional” throughout and “euphoria” afterwards as Notre Dame held on to stun No. 3-ranked North Carolina State at Purcell Pavilion.
Maya Dodson, often matched against Wolfpack All-American senior center Elissa Cunane, scrapped her way to game highs of 20 points, 10 rebounds and three steals as the No. 20 Irish conquered a top-10 team for the first time in eight tries since their 2019 national semifinal win over No. 2 Connecticut.
Dodson called it an “emotional” contest, and used that same word when asked about seeing three of her teammates — Sam Brunelle, Sonia Citron and Abby Prohaska — each suffer head or facial injuries during the first half.
Citron was fine, Brunelle played limited minutes in the second half and Prohaska, who sustained a bloodied nose, did not return.
Olivia Miles scored 13 points, dished five assists and matched Dodson’s three steals as the Irish moved to 17-4 overall, 8-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 10-0 at home.
Jan. 30 — Game 20
Notre Dame 83, Boston College 62
Record: 16-4, 7-2 ACC
SOUTH BEND — Playing with what freshman sensation Olivia Miles defined as a screaming sense of urgency, No. 20 Notre Dame pulled away from Boston College in the second half at Purcell Pavilion.
Miles poured in a career-high 30 points — her last one coming with 7:18 remaining for a 69-45 lead — and added six assists as ND improved to 9-0 at home.
Maya Dodson added 12 points, grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and matched her career high with six blocked shots.
Jan. 27 — Game 19
Notre Dame 83, Syracuse 62
Record: 15-4, 6-2 ACC
Notre Dame placed six scorers in double figures and again wore down depth-depleted Syracuse, pulling away late to beat the Orange 83-62 in women’s college basketball Thursday night at Purcell Pavilion.
Freshman Olivia Miles missed her second triple-double by one assist, collecting a team-high 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine dimes for the Irish.
Sam Brunelle scored 15 points off the bench. Maya Dodson and Sonia Citron notched 13 apiece, with Citron also grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds. Dara Mabrey tallied 12 points and Maddy Westbeld 10.
Jan. 23 — Game 18
Notre Dame 77, Pittsburgh 63
Record: 14-4, 5-2 ACC
One outing after laboring at crunch time, Notre Dame was at its best during that time, outscoring Pittsburgh 13-3 over the final six minutes to close out a touch-and-go road win over the Panthers.
Maya Dodson powered for 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots to pace an otherwise balanced ND attack.
Olivia Miles tallied 14 points and dealt six assists for the winners. Fellow freshman Sonia Citron added 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Dara Mabrey and Sam Brunelle netted 10 points each, and Maddy Westbeld eight.
Jan. 20 — Game 17
Boston College 73, Notre Dame 71
Record: 13-4, 4-2 ACC
Boston College stormed back from at least a 12-point deficit over the final 14 minutes to stun the Irish at Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Notre Dame led by a high of 55-41 inside of 2:40 remaining in the third period, but then allowed a 15-0 Eagle spree to fall behind 56-55.
The Irish steadied themselves well enough for their own 7-0 run and a 62-56 advantage at 7:18 to go, then a 67-61 lead at 4:54 showing.
BC, though, outscored the Irish 12-4 the rest of the way.
Sam Brunelle led a balanced Irish attack with 15 points off the bench. Sonia Citron and Maya Dodson tallied 13 points each.
Jan. 16 — Game 16
Notre Dame 70, North Carolina 65
Record: 13-3, 4-1 ACC
SOUTH BEND — Fueled by Dara Mabrey’s season-high 24 points, by Maya Dodson’s authoritative blocks, by a season-high home crowd and much more, No. 20 Notre Dame jetted to its most impressive win of the season over No. 21 North Carolina.
Attendance at Purcell Pavilion was listed at 5,905, blowing by the previous season high of 4,983.
ND, which improved to 1-3 against currently ranked teams, was at home for the first time in 28 days, and the extra voltage delivered by the crowd was felt.
Dodson, the grad transfer from Stanford, scored 10 points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds to go with a game-high four blocked shots.
Jan. 13 — Game 15
Notre Dame 74, Wake Forest 64
Record 12-3, 3-1 ACC
Ready from the opening tip to bounce back from a COVID-imposed break, Notre Dame blitzed Wake Forest with a 16-2 spree to start the game in a win over the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Dara Mabrey scored a season-high 22 points for the Irish (12-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). She made 6-of-11 shots from the field with three 3-pointers and 7-of-8 at the line.
Sam Brunelle added 16 points on 7-of-12 from the field with a pair of triples in 27 minutes off the bench. She also nabbed four of the winners’ 14 steals to match her career high.
Olivia Miles finished with a dozen assists and three steals against just two turnovers to go with 15 points. Maya Dodson chipped in 12 points, five rebounds and three steals.
Jan. 2 — Game 14
Duke 72, Notre Dame 70
Record 11-3, 2-1 ACC
Notre Dame missed three potential game-tying shots in the lane during the final 12 seconds as host Duke rallied for a victory over the Irish at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.
Maya Dodson scored 26 points for ND (11-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), but also had the last two misses, after Maddy Westbeld likewise misfired.
Dec. 22 — Game 13
Notre Dame 91, DePaul 86
Record: 11-2, 2-0 ACC
Maya Dodson erupted for a career-high 28 points — including 10 over the final 4:24 — as No. 20 Notre Dame held on to end the Blue Demons’ seven-game winning streak at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena.
Dodson finished 13-of-21 from the field and 2-of-2 at the line to go with eight rebounds.
Maddy Westbeld added 22 points (7-of-10 from the field, 8-of-10 at the stripe), while national assist leader Olivia Miles tallied 20 points and dished eight dimes.
Dec. 19 — Game 12
Notre Dame 85, Pittsburgh 59
Record 10-2, 2-0 ACC
The No. 21-ranked Irish pounded Pittsburgh at Purcell Pavilion for their 10th women’s basketball victory of the season.
Olivia Miles triggered the Irish attack with 21 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and a career-high six steals, all while committing just one turnover over 31 minutes.
Fellow freshman Sonia Citron added 15 points, a game-high eight rebounds and three steals. Maddy Westbeld chipped in 13 points and Sam Brunelle 12 off the bench as ND moved to 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Dec. 12 — Game 11
Notre Dame 78, Purdue-Fort Wayne 41
Record 9-2, 1-0 ACC
Former Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw was in for a big surprise.
Purdue Fort Wayne had momentary visions of pulling off one on Notre Dame, too, but the slow-starting Irish ignited soon enough to pull away at Purcell Pavilion.
A 14-minute pregame ceremony saluting McGraw as the latest inductee into the ND basketball Ring of Honor was capped by athletic director Jack Swarbrick declaring to the crowd:
“The banner’s only the first part. There will be a statue outside Purcell Pavilion.”
McGraw-adoring Irish fans erupted in celebration of an announcement that many of them have been wondering about, whispering about and wishing on for years.
McGraw later said she was “overwhelmed” by the gesture. She described it as “a football thing” and something “I never imagined.”
Six Irish players netted between 10 and 12 points apiece as Notre Dame improved to 9-2.
Dec. 8 — Game 10
Notre Dame 73, Valparaiso 56
Record 8-2, 1-0 ACC
Olivia Miles registered just the second-ever triple-double by a Notre Dame freshman, yet it was numbers she minimized that also figured prominently in the Irish shaking off winless-but-pesky Valparaiso.
Miles notched game highs of 13 assists and 13 rebounds to go with 11 points for the No. 22-ranked Irish, who were deadlocked 25-25 at halftime.
Miles’ dazzling second half not only included 11 assists, nine points and eight boards, but just one scant turnover to go with all her ball-handling.
Maddy Westbeld tallied 20 points for ND while Dara Mabrey scored 14.
Dec. 5 — Game 9
UConn 73, Notre Dame 54
Record: 7-2, 1-0 ACC
The merriment of a Notre-Dame-Connecticut women’s basketball matchup turned abruptly somber even for the victorious Huskies in the final minute
For the visiting Irish, who were otherwise competitive, it trended somber throughout the final quarter, with No. 24 ND falling 73-54 to No. 2 UConn.
Huskie sophomore Paige Bueckers, the reigning national player of the year, suffered a non-contact injury while bringing the ball up the court in the closing minute.
Bueckers had torched Notre Dame all afternoon with game highs of 22 points, five steals and three drawn charges to go with four assists.
The Huskies outscored the Irish 13-0 over the first 3:49 of the fourth quarter to seize control at 64-44.
Notre Dame freshman Sonia Citron netted 19 points off the bench, but no other player reached double figures.
Dec. 2 — Game 8
Notre Dame 76, Michigan State 71
Record 7-1, 1-0 ACC
Freshman Sonia Citron proved nearly perfect for Notre Dame at Michigan State.
Citron poured in 29 points — more than double her previous career high of 13 — and fellow frosh Olivia Miles flirted with a triple-double at 11 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as the No. 24-ranked Irish downed the Spartans in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the Breslin Center.
Nov. 27 — Game 7
Notre Dame 64, Oregon State 62
Record: 6-1, 1-0 ACC
A freshman almost single-handedly flipped Notre Dame’s evening from an encouraging bounce-back display into a disastrous defeat, before the Irish escaped with a win at the Daytona Beach Invitational.
Oregon State guard Talia von Oelhoffen poured in 20 fourth-quarter points to lead the No. 16-ranked Beavers’ back from a 60-42 deficit at 7:39 remaining.
OSU (3-2), which never drew even, had three chances to tie the game in the closing seconds, including Kennedy Brown going to the line at 0.7 remaining off her offensive board and Maddy Westbeld’s foul.
Brown, though, missed both free throws before ND’s Maya Dodson cradled her team-high ninth rebound, to go with her team-high 14 points, as time expired.
OSU became ND’s highest-ranked victim since the Irish downed No. 2 Connecticut at the 2019 national semifinals.
Nov. 26 — Game 6
Georgia 71, Notre Dame 67, OT
Record: 5-1, 1-0 ACC
Playing in a tight game at the wire for the first time this season, Notre Dame extended the contest to overtime, but ultimately fell from that wire in the Daytona Beach Invitational as No. 21-ranked Georgia rallied.
The Bulldogs (5-0) scored the final eight points after the Irish (5-1) took a 67-63 lead at 1:48 remaining in the extra period.
Olivia Miles, in just her 12th collegiate game, poured in a career-high and game-high 24 points for ND, but was also charged with a career-high nine of her team’s season-high 25 turnovers.
Maya Dodson tallied 13 points and blocked four shots for the Irish.
Maddy Westbeld also netted 13 points, but was slowed by picking up her fourth foul at 6:14 to go in the fourth quarter with ND up 58-53.
Nov. 21 — Game 5
Notre Dame 94, Bryant 35
Record: 5-0, 1-0 ACC
SOUTH BEND — With six players scoring in double digits, the Irish buried Bryant at Purcell Pavilion.
It didn’t matter a bit that usual starter Anaya Peoples (flu-like symptoms), super sub Sam Brunelle (back spasms) and senior guard Katlyn Gilbert (flu) were each out, the first time this season that ND’s missed any of its scholarship personnel.
Olivia Miles dished 14 assists, three off the school record, against just two turnovers to go with 14 points and three steals.
Maddy Westbeld put in a game-high 19 points that included 8-of-10 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds.
Nov. 18 — Game 4
Notre Dame 71, Fordham 56
SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame’s closest win of the young season still wasn’t that close in the end as the Irish re-pulled away for a victory over Fordham at Purcell Pavilion.
Dara Mabrey’s scorching start — 15 points in the opening quarter on her way to a game-high and season-high 20 on the evening — was accompanied by Maddy Westbeld’s 18 points, as well as by freshman Sonia Citron’s first double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench.
Nov. 14 — Game 3
Notre Dame 82, Syracuse 56
Maddy Westbeld led a thunderous 21-0 finish with the first nine points of that spree as front-running Notre Dame pulled away down the stretch against host Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
All three of Notre Dame's wins have come by at least 26 points.
Westbeld scored 19 points and added six rebounds despite sitting out all of the second quarter and finishing at 23 minutes.
Sam Brunelle added 17 points in 24 minutes off the bench.
Backcourt partners Dara Mabrey netted 16 points and Olivia Miles 10 to go with eight assists and seven rebounds.
Nov. 11 — Game 2
Notre Dame 76, Western Illinois 50
Record: 2-0, 0-0 ACC
A double dose of double-doubles — compliments of record-tying sophomore Maddy Westbeld and freshman Olivia Miles — were the remedy as Notre Dame overcame shaky shooting and a downtick in energy at Purcell Pavilion.
With Westbeld grabbing 18 rebounds to match the Purcell standard by an Irish player and tossing in 15 points, and with Miles netting 16 points and, clutching 11 rebounds, ND pulled away in the second half of its win over first-time opponent Western Illinois.
Nov. 9 — Game 1
Notre Dame 105, Ohio 69
RECORD: 1-0 overall, 0-0 ACC
SOUTH BEND — The fans were finally back, Sam Brunelle demonstrated that she’s back, and Notre Dame players performed like a seamless, selfless bunch who had each other’s backs during the season opener.
On top of it all, Maya Dodson contributed in a manner that suggested she’s always been here.
With Dodson, the graduate transfer from Stanford, pumping in a career-high 25 points and blocking four shots during her official Irish debut as Notre Dame shredded Ohio at Purcell Pavilion.
Just a year ago, the visiting Irish lost 86-85 to virtually these same Bobcats in that opener.
Nov. 1 (Exhibition)
Notre Dame 104, Emporia State 46
At Purcell Pavilion, South Bend
Welcome to the Irish, Maya Dodson!
In her first game action in a Notre Dame uniform, the 6-foot-3 graduate transfer from Stanford wasted little time proving her worth against overmatched Emporia State (Kansas).
She scored a game-high 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked a game-high five shots before sitting out the fourth quarter.
“Running’s my game,” Dodson said of her Irish debut. “It’s always been my game since high school, and I’m starting to get back to that after the injuries. I think with more games, it’s going to be even (better). Right now, I’m just getting used to the pace of getting back into a game, but running’s what I want to do, and use my size and my athleticism.”
When Notre Dame conducted an open women’s basketball practice for its fans before the start of the season, the most notable thing missing compared to the last several years was that nobody was missing. A positive development from the previous couple seasons.
2021-22 ND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
(Purcell Pavilion homes games in ALL CAPS; all times Eastern)
1: EMPORIA STATE (exhibition), 7 p.m.
9: OHIO, 7
11: WESTERN ILLINOIS, 7
14: At Syracuse, noon
18: FORDHAM, 7
21: BRYANT, 5
26: Georgia, 4:30, (Daytona Beach Invitational)
27: Oregon State, 7, (Daytona Beach Invitational)
2: At Michigan State, 8 (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
5: At Connecticut, noon
8: At Valparaiso, 7
12: PURDUE-FORT WAYNE, 2
19: PITTSBURGH, 2
22: At DePaul, TBA
30: At Virginia, 7
2: At Duke, 2
9: N.C. STATE, 2
13 At Wake Forest, 7
16: NORTH CAROLINA, 1
20: At Boston College, 8
23: At Pittsburgh, 2
27: SYRACUSE, 8
30: BOSTON COLLEGE, 2
3: VIRGINIA TECH, 8
6: At Florida State, 2
10: MIAMI, 8
13: At Louisville, 2
17: At Georgia Tech, 8
24: CLEMSON, 8
27: LOUISVILLE, TBA
No. | Player | Position | Height | Class | Hometown | High school
0 | Maya Dodson | Forward | 6-3 | Gr. | Alpharetta, GA | St. Francis/Stanford
1 | Dara Mabrey | Guard | 5-7 | Sr. | Belmar, N.J. | Manasquan/Virginia Tech
2 | Trinity Cha | Guard | 5-5 | So. | Irvine, Calif. | Crean Lutheran
5 | Olivia Miles | Guard | 5-10 | Fr. | Phillipsburg, N.J. | Blair Academy
10 Katlyn Gilbert | Guard | 5-10 | Sr. | Indianapolis | Heritage Christian
11 | Sonia Citron | Guard | 6-1 | Fr. | Scarsdale, N.Y. | The Ursuline School
12 | Abby Prohaska | Guard | 5-10 | Sr. | Liberty Township, Ohio | Lakota West
15 | Natalija Marshall | Forward | 6-5 | So. | Queens, N.Y. | Christ the King
21 | Anaya Peoples | Guard | 5-10 | Jr. | Danville, Ill. | Schlarman High
25 | Sarah Cernugel | Guard | 5-4 | So. | Westmont, lll. | Hinsdale Central
33 | Sam Brunelle | Forward | 6-2 | Jr. | Ruckersville, Va. | William Monroe
34 | Maddy Westbeld | Forward | 6-3 | So. Kettering, Ohio | Fairmont