Notre Dame volleyball: Powerful FSU stops Irish, 3-0

Staff reports
ND Insider

Behind a powerful front line that blocked 12 Irish attack attempts, including nine in the first set, No. 19 Florida stopped Notre Dame, 3-0 (25-8, 25-23, 25-13), Sunday in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Notre Dame in the Block Out Cancer match.

With a season-high 1,655 fans in attendance, the Irish had trouble with Florida State’s tall and powerful roster, which features nine players 6-0 or taller.

The Irish hit only .042 and had 12 of their attacks blocked. The Seminoles, meanwhile, hit .379 and pounded home 47 kills with just 11 errors in 95 attempts.

For Notre Dame, setter Maggie Brindock had team-highs with 21 assists and 10 digs, and Nicole Smith had a team-high seven kills.

The Irish (8-11, 2-6 ACC) next play Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. Friday and the University of Virginia at 1 p.m. Sunday.