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Mikayla Vaughn lost for season with ACL injury

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The Notre Dame women's basketball team can't catch a break.

Notre Dame announced tonight that freshman forward Mikayla Vaghn will miss the rest of the season, after tearing her ACL in practice Tuesday.

Vaughn was 5th on the team in scoring this season, averaging 8 PPG.

It's also a huge blow for Notre Dame's depth, which has taken several hits this year because of injuries.

“Another heartbreaking injury,” Irish coach Muffet McGraw told our partners at the South Bend Tribune in a text Thursday night. “Mikayla was off to a great start and gave us a big lift off the bench. We will really miss her.”

Vaughn is the 3rd player on the team who will miss the year with an ACL injury, leaving the team with just eight healthy scholarship players for the remainder of the season.

All-American Brianna Turner injured her ACL during the NCAA tournament last spring. Guard Mychal Johnson tore an ACL during practice week before the regular season started.

Notre Dame leaves Friday to face no. 1 Connecticut over the weekend.

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