Volleyball Falls in Straight Sets 3-0 to Connecticut
Sept. 15, 2012
Boston College fell in straight sets to Connecticut 3-0 in their second match of the New England Challenge at Northeastern's Solomon Court.
The Eagles (6-6, 1-0 ACC) lost 25-22, 25-21, and 27-25 in order to the Huskies (8-5, 0-0 Big East) inside the Cabot Physical Education Center in Boston.
Freshman Katty Workman recorded her sixth double-double of the season on 16 kills and 12 digs, and sophomore Courtney Castle tallied her eighth double-double on the year with 12 kills and 11 digs to go along with five aces. Both Workman and Castle have posted double-digit kill totals in each of ten matches on the season.
BC dropped the first set to the Huskies 25-20. The Eagles jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead before UConn began to claw back into the set. Even play ensued throughout the remainder of the set after BC's initial outburst with nine ties and five lead changes occurring. UConn eventually took a lead at 19-18 which they held onto the rest of the way. Castle notched five kills, three digs, and two aces in the set while Workman contributed four kills and four digs. Sen dished out 11 assists in the opening set.
The Eagles fell in the second set to UConn 25-21. BC trailed the Huskies by one at 14-13 but could get no closer the rest of the way. Workman recorded six kills and three digs in the set while Castle had four digs and three kills. Sen registered double-digit assists for the second consecutive set with 10 assists in set number two.
A back-and-forth overtime third set eluded the Eagles as the Huskies took a 27-25 win in the decisive set. Just as in the first set, BC jumped out to a 5-0 lead before UConn gradually worked their way back into the set. The Eagles held their initial lead until Connecticut tied the set at 16. The Huskies took their first lead at 19-18 before the Eagles tied the set again at 21-21. The two sides traded points until UConn took the final two points. Workman had six kills and five digs in the set, Castle had four kills and four digs, and Sen added another 13 assists to her total.
Boston College concludes play at the New England Challenge with a match against Harvard at 5:00 p.m.