Volleyball Falls Short to Western Carolina in Four Sets, 3-1
Aug 30, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College volleyball fell short in a four-set, 3-1, loss to Western Carolina in the final game of day one of the Western Carolina Invitational.
The Catamounts (2-0) won the first set 25-21 and the Eagles (1-1) bounced back in the second set 25-23 before dropping the next two sets to Western Carolina, 25-21 and 25-16.
Freshman Jackie Bowman led the Eagles with a team high of 24 assists while junior Kellie Barnum followed closely behind with 21. Senior Melissa McTighe contributed 15 kills and had a hitting percentage of .414. Sophomore Katty Workman notched 24 digs and 16 kills while freshman Madisen Lydon chipped in with 23 digs.
Standouts for Western Carolina include Christina Nazario who compiled a match high of 45 assists and 14 kills and Caitlin Piechota who recorded 18 kills and 16 digs. Teammate Jordan Timmermann contributed as well with 14 digs in the match.
The Eagles came out strong in the first set with six kills led by Melissa McTighe, but fell just short to WCU at the end of the set 25-21.
Boston College came back to capture a second set victory over the Catamounts 25-23. Workman led BC with six kills in this set alongside Melissa McTighe and Sarah Mendes who both totaled three kills each.
WCU made a strong run in the third and fourth sets to earn the victory.
Boston College opens day two of the tournament on Saturday at 10 a.m. against Wright State and they square off again at 2:30 p.m. against UNC-Asheville. Follow the Eagles on twitter or on gametracker at: http://www.catamountsports.com/sports/w-volley/spec-rel/13-wcu-invitational.html