Volleyball Tests Georgia Tech Early Before Losing 3-0 in Straight Sets
Sept. 21, 2012
The Boston College volleyball team challenged Georgia Tech in the opening set before falling to the hosts 3-0 in straight sets - 25-23, 25-19, and 25-14.
The Eagles (7-7, 1-1 ACC) held the Yellow Jackets (10-2, 2-0 ACC) to .146 hitting at O'Keefe Gymnasium in Atlanta, Ga., but the Ramblin' Wreck, who rank third in the nation in service aces per set, connected on nine service aces in contrast to BC's 12 service errors in the match.
Freshman Katty Workman posted thirteen kills, four digs, and an ace in the loss for the Eagles reaching double-digit kills in a match for the 12th time this season. Setter Cagla Sen registered 23 assists -- marking the seventh time this season this season the junior has had 20 or more assists in a match -- to go with six digs, three kills, and two block assists in the losing effort.
BC gave the hosts all they could handle in the first set but fell to the Yellow Jackets 25-23. Georgia Tech took a quick 3-0 lead and led at 10-4 before the Eagles worked their way back into the set. The visitors tied the set at 17-17 -- from there neither side could take a lead of more than one point until GT took a two-point lead at 24-22. Workman contributed a strong all-around set for BC with five kills and three digs while freshman Kameron McLain followed closely with four kills in set number one. Sen notched 11 assists in the opening set.
The Eagles held a lead in the first half of the second set, but errors got the better of the visitors as Georgia Tech took set number two 25-19. The visiting Eagles led the Yellow Jackets at 14-11 before GT earned the next six points to take a lead of their own at 17-14. The Ramblin' Wreck finished the set on a 14-5 run. In set number two, Workman registered another five kills to reach double-figures in kills (10) with another set still to play. Sen tallied seven assists in the set.
Georgia Tech took the third set and the match with a 25-14 victory in set number three. The Eagles trailed Georgia Tech by three at 14-11 before the Yellow Jackets used a 7-0 run to take a 21-11 lead and eventually earned the victory in the decisive set. Sen had five assists, and Workman had three kills in the set.