Volleyball Splits Two Games on Day Two of Western Carolina Invitational
Aug 31, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College volleyball started off strong on day two of the Western Carolina Invitational by defeating Wright State in four sets, 3-1.
The Raiders (0-2) won the first set 25-22, but the Eagles answered back by going on a 3-0 run and capturing the next sets: 26-24, 25-20, and 25-17.
Sophomore outside hitter Katty Workman had a match high of 19 kills to go with 8 digs, while senior Amanda Yerke contributed with 15 kills and 12 digs. Captain Kellie Barnum led BC in assists with 27, and also added 9 digs. Freshman Jackie Bowman followed closely in assists with 17, while fellow freshman Madisen Lydon notched up 15 digs.
Standouts for Wright State included Emily Meng, who had a match high of 40 assists to go with her 7 digs and Ellen Senf who contributed 16 kills and 7 digs.
The Eagles played host to UNC-Asheville in their second match of the day and fell to the Bulldogs in a hard fought five sets, 3-2.
UNC-Asheville (2-0) took the first set 25-21 while BC (2-2) won the second set 25-16. The Bulldogs came back in the third set 25-19 and the Eagles fought for the fourth set, winning 25-19. In the deciding fifth set, UNC-Asheville came out victorious defeating BC 15-12.
Workman led the Eagles with an impressive 30 kills and 13 digs while Barnum put up 31 assists and 14 digs. Jackie Bowman contributed with 30 assists in the match and Madisen Lydon and Courtney Castle had 21 and 12 digs respectively.
The Eagles return to the Power Gym Sept. 7 & 8 for the BC Invitational. The tournament is free admission.