Volleyball Sweeps Day One of BC Invitational
Aug. 29, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Match 2: Boston College (3) Hartford(0)
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.