Volleyball Earns First ACC Victory
Sept. 15, 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College volleyball team defeated the Maryland Terrapins, 3-2, in an Atlantic Coast Conference thriller, Saturday afternoon at Power Gymnasium.
BC trailed 0-2 in the match, before rallying to take three straight games and win the match, 3-2, against the Terrapins.
The Eagles and Terrapins were locked 18-18, in the fifth and deciding game, when freshman Audrey Eichler picked up one of her four total blocks to give the Eagles a 19-18 lead. Following the Eichler block, senior Kelsey Johnson connected on a service ace to give BC the game and the match over Maryland.
The match did not start off promising for Eagles, as they lost the first two games. In game one, the Terrapins won by a 30-17 score. In the second game, BC held a commanding 27-22 lead that they let slip away. Maryland went on an 8-0 run to take the game (30-27), and lead the match 2-0.
BC would not allow a sweep, as they won game three, 30-23. Game four consisted of a back and forth battle for both the Eagles and Terrapins. With the score knotted 29-29, Johnson and senior Abigail Hasebroock combined on a block to take a 30-29 advantage. After a BC service error tied the score at 30 all, Johnson registered one of her match-high 25 kills on the afternoon to take a one point lead. The Eagles held on a won the game, 32-30.
Along with the match-high 25 kills, Johnson totaled 13 digs to record a double-double for the Eagles. Junior Brittany Pierpont also tallied a double-double, totaling a match-high 48 assists and registering 16 digs. Freshman Cathy Quilico added a team-high 24 digs, and Hasebroock contributed nine blocks and eight kills in the victory.
After picking up the win, BC now owns a 7-4 overall record, 1-0 in the ACC. The loss drops the Terrapins to 8-2 overall, 0-1 in the ACC.
The Eagles are back in action Friday, Sept. 21, when they travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. to battle the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest. Game time is schedule for 7:00 p.m.