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Volleyball Sweeps Day One of BC Invitational

Sophomore Julia Topor had 7 kills and hit .419% in game one

Sophomore Julia Topor had 7 kills and hit .419% in game one
Aug. 29, 2014

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Match 1: Boston College (3) Holy Cross (0)

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Volleyball began their home tournament with a three set victory over Holy Cross in Power Gym on the campus of Boston College. The Eagles and Crusaders battled in the first set, with the Eagles coming out on top 25-20. The final two sets were smooth sailing for BC as they took them 25-12, 25-16.

Junior outside hitter Katty Workman led the team with 18 kills and a .300 hitting percentage. The Eagles had a strong showing from the underclassmen as well. Freshman Sol Calvete completed her first collegiate game with 7 kills and 2 errors and sophomore Julia Topor notched 7 kills with just 1 error.

The middle hitters pulled their weight, with each of the three young hitters seeing time on the court. Leading the middle was sophomore Anna Skold who tallied 5 kills and a .417 hitting percentage. Freshman Brittany Pavich had 4 kills and an impressive .667 hitting percentage. Sophomore Barbara Gonzalez completed the game with 2 kills.

Setting schemes changed from game to game, with senior Kellie Barnum playing the majority of the time and junior Mallori Moffat stepping in for a few frames. Barnum finished the match with 27 assists. Moffat tallied 8 assists.

Senior Lauren Fields anchored the back row in the libero jersey grabbing 14 digs in the quick three set match. Calvete tallied 10 digs.

The Eagles were in control the entire game and only let Holy Cross rally more than 3 consecutive points a few times in the match. BC held Holy Cross to a .087 hitting percentage and just 21 kills.

Boston College continues its play at the BC Invitational tonight at 7 p.m. when they face Hartford.

Match 2: Boston College (3) Hartford(0)

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Volleyball completed a perfect day with a 3-0 win over Hartford in their evening game at Power Gym. The well-attended match included chants of "WE ARE BC" and shattering cheers after BC kills.

The Eagles started the first set strong, racking up 14 kills to Hartford's 8. Right off the bat junior Julia Topor and freshman Sol Calvete put away a pair of kills to give the Eagles an early lead. A block and a kill from Hartford tied up the game at 3 and the points were traded back and forth until BC went on a 5 point run which included 2 kills from Topor and a kill from Workman. Calvete finished off the first set with a kill off an assist from Lauren Fields

Set two started a little slower for the Eagles until a kill from Barbara Gonzalez sparked the BC offense. Calvete followed immediately after with a kill to put the Eagles up 4-3. The score was tight but a kill from Calvete, a pair of service aces from Moffat, and a two kills from Workman put the Eagles up 20-11. BC finished the second set 25-17.

To start the third and ultimately final set of the evening match, the Eagles jumped out to a 5-0 lead. The two teams traded kills by Workman and Hartford's Sareeta Nethersole. BC held a lead the entire set, but the Hawks crept back in towards the end, forcing the Eagles to turn up the heat. Two attack errors in a row brought the score to 23-20 BC. Coach Campbell called a timeout and regrouped his team, giving them the final push to close out the set 25-21. 

Workman finished the match with 17 kills on 31 attempts. Barnum dished out 26 assists in the three set match, and her counterpart Moffat finished with 12. Calvete and Topor each had strong games again, with 8 and 7 kills respectively.

The Eagles take on Marist tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. in the Power Gym at Boston College. 

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