Volleyball Handles Harvard 3-0 in Straight Sets
Sept. 15, 2012
Boston College took their last match of the New England Challenge 3-0 in straight sets over cross-town rival Harvard at Northeastern's Solomon Court.
The Eagles (7-6, 1-0 ACC) won 25-18, 25-19, and 25-17, in order, to defeat the Crimson (2-6, 0-0 Ivy) for the sixth consecutive time. BC completed the weekend 1-2 at the Cabot Physical Education Center in Boston.
Sophomore Courtney Castle registered her ninth double-double on the season with 14 kills and 11 digs in the match to go alongside four block assists. The Orange, Calif. native has now reached double-digit kill totals in each of 11 matches on the season and has achieved double-digit dig totals nine of her last ten matches.
Freshman Katty Workman, with 16 kills in the match, has now posted 10 or more kills in a match in each of 11 matches on the season while Cagla Sen, with 39 assists in the match, has now had 20 or more assists in a match in each of seven matches on the year.
Freshman Franny Hock chipped in with 12 digs - her eighth match this season with double-digit digs, and junior Melissa McTighe contributed with seven kills and five blocks on one block solo and four block assists. Senior captain Krystle Higgins had six blocks on a block solo and five block assists.
The Eagles took the first set over the Crimson 25-18 behind a 9-3 run that took the score from a 9-9 tie to an 18-12 BC lead. Harvard took the next four points to close within two at 18-16 before the Eagles closed the opening set with a 7-2 run. Workman notched four kills, three digs, and two aces in the set while Sen had 10 assists in the set. BC outhit HU .407 to .107 in the opening set.
BC kept momentum going into the second set taking a 25-19 win in the set over Harvard. With the score tied at 9-9, the Eagles used a 5-1 run to take a 14-10 lead, but Harvard came back to tie the score at 17 and again at 18. BC then rattled off seven of the remaining eight points in the set to earn the victory in set number two. Castle tallied seven kills, five digs, and two block assists in the set while Workman added seven kills of her own. Sen had 17 assists in set number two, and Hock chipped in with five digs. The Eagles outhit the Crimson .378 to .184 in the set.
The maroon and gold finished off the match with a 25-17 third set win over the Crimson. With the score tied at 10-10, BC used a 6-0 run to take a 16-10 lead which they did not relinquish. HU got no closer than four for the remainder of the set. Castle and Workman each had five kills in then set, and Sen dished out 12 assists in the decisive set.
Boston College next takes to the court in a road date with Georgia Tech on Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a match at Clemson on Sept. 22 at 6:00 p.m.