Notre Dame volleyball: Irish win, 3-0
Notre Dame opened the Shamrock Invitational with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-19) victory over Loyola-Chicago behind 13 kills from Toni Alugbue.
Jeni Houser added 12 kills to go with four digs and Maggie Brindock notched 29 assists for the Irish (3-3), who continue play in the tournament Saturday with a pair of matches -- 1 p.m. against Oakland and a 7:30 contest against Auburn.
Notre Dame stats
Kills: Toni Alugbue 13, Jeni Houser 12.
Assists: Maggie Brindock 29.
Digs: Andrea McHugh 8, Kathleen Severyn 6.
Records: Loyola-Chicago 5-3, Notre Dame 3-3.