Volleyball Falls to No. 16 Tennessee 3-0 in Straight Sets
Boston College fell 3-0 in straight sets -- 25-9, 25-11, and 25-18 -- for the first time this season to No. 16 Tennessee in BC's second match of the Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Invitational at the Comcast Center Pavilion on the College Park, Md. campus of the University of Maryland.
Sophomore Courtney Castle led the Eagles (5-4, 1-0 ACC) with eight kills (hitting .615) and six digs. Freshman Katty Workman tallied seven kills and six digs while junior setter Cagla Sen had 18 assists.
Reigning SEC Player of the Year Kelsey Robinson was tops for Tennessee (6-2) with 18 kills, 12 digs, and four block solos.
BC fell in the first set to Tennessee 25-9 with the Lady Vols leading from end-to-end and hitting .739 as a team. On the Volunteer side, Robinson had six kills, five digs, and three block solos for the Volunteers. Workman had three digs and two kills in the opening set for the Eagles.
Tennessee continued its strong play in the second set taking a 25-11 set victory over the Eagles. The Lady Vols took a lead at 4-3 which they did not look back from and hit. 591 as a team in the set. For the Volunteers, Robinson recorded seven kills, three digs, and a block solo in set number two. For the Eagles Workman notched three kills and a dig while Castle posted two kills and three digs.
The Eagles continued to fight in the third set but eventually fell to the Lady Vols 25-18 in set number three. Tennessee took the lead for good at 5-4. UT held a 16-10 lead which BC was able to cut to 17-14 behind two kills from Castle. BC got as close as two (20-18) late in the set before dropping the next five points to the Vols. Castle recorded four kills and two digs in the set while Sen had 10 assists in the final set.
Boston College concludes play at the Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Invitational with a match versus George Washington, who entered the day with a record of 2-7, at 5:00 p.m.