Notre Dame volleyball earns first NCAA tourney berth since 2012

Notre Dame volleyball finishes regular season 22-9, 12-8 in Atlantic Coast Conference // WSBT 22 Photo

Notre Dame volleyball is headed for the NCAA Championships tournament for the first time since 2012.

They are headed to Lexington, Kentucky, to play Western Kentucky University on Friday, December 1 at 5pm.

The Irish and Hilltoppers will meet for the first time in program history. WKU is 30-3 on the season and earned an automatic bid from winning the Conference USA Tournament title.

Notre Dame is 22-9 on the season, finishing strong by winning six of the last seven matches as they head to postseason play.

This is Irish head coach Jim McLaughlin's 20th NCAA Championship appearance.

With a win, Notre Dame will play the winner of No. 4 seed Kentucky and ETSU for a chance to move on to the round of 16.

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