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Volleyball Falls In Championship Match

Junior Katty Workman lead the Eagles with 16 kills and 17 digs

Junior Katty Workman lead the Eagles with 16 kills and 17 digs
Aug. 30, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College (2) Marist (3)

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The Eagles and Red Foxes stayed tight through the beginning of the first set of the championship match in Power Gym on the campus of Boston College, trading kills and points. BC grabbed two points in a row on two kills from sophomore 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. 

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