Volleyball Falls In Championship Match
Aug. 30, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College (2) Marist (3)
Julia Topor, putting the Eagles up 10-6, causing Marist to call an early timeout.
Out of the timeout Marist grabbed a kill off a slide, but BC powered back extending the lead to 14-9. Kills from Topor, Katty Workman and Anna Skold pushed the Eagles up to 20-13.
A monster block from Sol Calvete and Brittany Pavich extended the Eagles lead. The Red Foxes wouldn't back down though, scoring three in a row, forcing Coach Campbell to call a timeout. Set 1 ended on a Marist hitting error.
Set two started neck and neck. The Eagles made a few unforced errors and missed some digs keeping Marist in the game. Marist pulled ahead 9-5 with some big blocks and hits. Serve reception mistakes put the Eagles in a 7-11 hole until Barnum dumped a quick ball to give possession back to the Eagles.
BC chipped away, creeping back in to 12-13. A kill and an ace from Topor tied the game up at 14. Skold tooled a block to keep the Eagles in the hunt. BC rallied off four in a row to grab their first lead of the set.
Out of a Marist timeout, the Red Foxes tipped to the corner for a kill and tooled a Skold-Pavich block set up to pull within one. Marist held onto a lead into the 20s, up 19-22 until the Eagles notched off four on a kill from Workman, and attack error by Marist and a kill from Calvete.
The Red Foxes fought until the end, but ultimately the Eagles were able to squeeze by with two kills from Workman and a Workman-Skold block. Set two ended with a 27-25 score.
Set three followed a similar pattern as the previous two sets, with the two teams trading points on kills and service errors. Marist then jumped out to 3-9 lead due to BC attack errors. After a BC timeout, Topor put a ball away in the back corner off of a bump set from Workman.
Topor then continued her run with a service ace. BC continued to chip away at the large Marist lead, pulling to 8-10 early in the game. Marist responded and pulled ahead by 6 making it 8-15.
Two huge kills in a row from Topor and Workman brought the Eagles within 4. Unforced errors and solid blocking from Marist gave the Red Foxes a 21-13 lead. The Eagles could not fight their way out of that hole, losing the game 15-25.
Once again, set 4 started off close. Two blocks from Marist gave them a 5-7 advantage. The Eagles fought back in with a pair of kills, but Marist rallied for 4 points a row giving them a substantial lead. Marist continued their stand holding the lead at 12-16.
A massive kill from Workman and a solo block from Skold in the middle brought the Eagles back into the game. A scrappy rally on both sides provided a nail biter, but Calvete put the ball away on a Fields bump set.
BC pulled within 2 late in the game to make it 15-17. However, an influx of errors from the Eagles gave Marist a 16-22 lead that they could not return from. The Red Foxes finished the set on a service ace and a setter dump.
The deciding set of the championship game started with three Workman kills and a Topor-Skold block. The Eagles had the momentum forcing Marist to call a timeout early in the 15 point game.
Marist remained aggressive keeping the pressure on BC. BC held the advantage at the switch 8-7. But a service error from Barnum brought the score to 8 all.
Four consecutive errors put the Eagles down 8-12 late in the fifth and a final push from Marist gave the Red Foxes a 10-15 victory over the host team.
The All-tournament Team is as follows: Mandy Sifferlen (Holy Cross), Kathryn Gawrych (Hartford), Katty Workman and Julia Topor (Boston College), Kinsey Stephens and Amanda Schlegel (Marist) and Courtney Shaw was named the Tournament MVP.