BC Volleyball Downs Siena in BC Invitational
Aug. 24, 2012
Boston College volleyball defeated the Siena Saints (1-1) in four sets, 3-1, to go 2-0 on the opening day of the Boston College Invitational.
BC dropped the first set to the visitors 25-19 but took the next three sets in order - 25-14, 25-18, and 25-20. The victory improved the Eagles' all-time record versus Siena to 6-1.
Standouts for Siena included, Rachel Stoklosa and Taylor Akana who finished with 11 kills apiece, Sarah Silverston who was credited with 24 assists on the night, and Lesli Akeo who had a match-high 19 digs.
The Eagles, despite the presence of a large contingent of the school's marching band members, lost a back-and-forth first set with the Saints, 25-19. Workman notched four kills to go with a .333 hitting percentage in the set. Barnum recorded nine assists while freshman Cassidy Vaughn and Hock each registered three digs in the opening set.
BC turned its fortunes around in the second set with a 25-14 victory. Boston College received a balanced offensive attack in the set with Castle, Workman, and Vaughn coming through with three kills apiece. Barnum had nine assists, and Hock contributed four digs in the set.
The hosts kept momentum on their side in the third set taking a two sets to one edge in the match with a 25-18 victory. Senior captain Krystle Higgins led the Eagles in the set with four kills and a 1.000 hitting percentage. Barnum compiled 10 assists in the third set, and Hock added another six digs to her total.
The Eagles finished off the Saints with a 25-20 win in the fourth and final set of the match. Castle finished the set with four kills while Higgins also had three kills and a .429 hitting percentage. Barnum ended the set with 11 assists, and Hock led the team with four digs in the final set.
The volleyball team returns to the court tomorrow for day two of the Boston College Invitational in Power Gym in a match against the Fordham Rams at noon.