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Volleyball Falls Just Short to Texas Tech in Five Sets, 3-2




Aug. 25, 2012

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Boston College volleyball fell just short in a five-set, 3-2, loss to Texas Tech in the final game of the BC Invitational.

The Eagles (3-1) won the first two sets 25-20 and 25-17 before dropping the next three sets to the Red Raiders (4-0), 25-21, 25-23, and 15-11.

Freshman Katty Workman and sophomore Courtney Castle were chosen as members of the all-tournament team. Castle recorded 10 kills and a match-high 16 digs for the Eagles while Workman compiled a match-high 22 kills as well as 10 digs on the evening.

Junior Melissa McTighe contributed with 12 kills and a .348 hitting percentage, and sophomore captain Kellie Barnum chipped in with 44 assists and 13 digs in the match.

BC came out strong in the first set, behind a cameo appearance from members of the BC marching band, to take a 25-20 victory over the Red Raiders. Workman paced the team with 10 kills and a .833 hitting percentage in the opening set and Castle added four additional kills. Barnum led the squad with 13 assists in the set.

The hosts kept momentum on their side in the second set with a 25-17 win over the visiting Red Raiders. Workman had a set-high five kills to go with a .500 hitting percentage. Barnum led the team in the set with 10 assists and three digs.

Texas Tech came back to capture a third set victory over the Eagles, 25-21. Workman again led BC with six kills alongside a .308 hitting percentage. Barnum totaled another 12 assists in the set, and Castle led the squad with four digs.

BC went onto drop a tight fourth set to TTU, 25-23. Castle, McTighe, and Cassidy Vaughn had two kills apiece for the Eagles. Barnum notched six assists and four digs in set number four.

TTU made a strong run at the end of the fifth set to earn the victory. BC held a 10-5 lead in the decisive set before the Red Raiders earned 10 of the next 11 points to seal the match. Castle had two kills and five digs in the final set.

The Eagles leave tomorrow for Los Angeles to play in the USC Tournament with their first match coming against Northern Iowa on Aug. 31 at 2:00 p.m. ET. BC does not play another home match until a Sept. 27 ACC tilt against Virginia at 7:00 p.m.

Notes:
The other members of the all-tournament team included Siena's Sarah Silverstson, Fordham's Lisa Hipp, Binghamton's Iva Partaleva, Texas Tech's Aubree Piper and Emily Reutter as well as tournament MVP Rachel Brummitt of TTU.

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