HARTFORD, Conn. —
Despite playing without injured senior forward Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame dominated the boards, outrebounding UNCW 52-24. Freshman forward Taya Reimer led with 12 rebounds, followed by Loyd with 11.
No. 14 Dayton 89, Riverside 54: Amber Deane scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double that helped Dayton easily handle Riverside.
The Flyers took an early lead in their season opener and never looked back, out-shooting the Highlanders (0-2) from the field 51.5 percent to 34.4 percent, out-rebounding them 43 to 35 and hitting 18 free throws to their nine.
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