Volleyball Falls to Harvard in Four Sets, 3-1
Sept. 22, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College fell to Harvard in four sets, 3-1, in its last match of the New England Challenge at Power Gym on Sunday.
The Eagles (8-4) clinched the first set, 25-18, but the Crimson (5-2) came back strong to win three straight sets, 25-17, 25-21, and 25-23.
Senior Melissa McTighe led the Eagles with a team-high 12 kills along with an assist and three blocks. Outside hitter Katty Workman recorded 10 kills, nine digs, and an assist while junior Courtney Castle contributed six kills and seven digs in the match.
Captain Kellie Barnum posted a match-high 37 assists to go with four digs, four blocks, and a service ace. Amanda Yerke notched six kills while freshman Anna Skold contributed four kills and a block assist. Other contributors included junior Lauren Fields who registered eight digs and freshman Madisen Lydon who charted a match-high 12 digs. Sophomore Franny Hock came through with a kill and three digs in the match.
Leaders for Harvard included sophomore Kathleen Wallace who recorded a match-high 15 kills and teammates Caroline Walters and Grace Weghorst who both charted 11 kills each.
The Eagles came out strong in the first set and won, 25-18. The opening set was tied at 2-2 then BC made a strong run and kept the lead the entire set. Courtney Castle, Melissa McTighe, Katty Workman, and Amanda Yerke all posted three kills in the set while Kellie Barnum tallied 12 assists.
BC dropped the second set to Harvard, 25-17. The beginning half was tight but attack errors hurt the Eagles and the Crimson ran away with the set. McTighe led the set with seven kills while Amanda Yerke posted five kills for the Eagles.
The visiting Crimson stole the third set, 25-23. The set was back and forth and tied at 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, and 13. The Eagles were down 18-24, but rallied for three straight points on two errors and a kill by Workman to close the gap, 21-24. Harvard bounced back for a kill by Caroline Walters to win the set.
BC again fell in the fourth and final set, 23-25. The Eagles were down 18-22, but Melissa McTighe charted a kill to bring the score to 19-22. Harvard had two attack errors which closed the gap even more to a score of 21-22. Harvard came back with a kill and Workman had an attack error to give the Crimson a 24-21 lead. Workman had a kill and she and Barbara Gonzalez posted a block assist to bring the score to 24-23, but Harvard again charted a kill to win the set and the match.
The meeting marked the 24th time that the two schools have met. Boston College still leads the all-time record, 17-7.
Boston College begins ACC play next weekend at Power Gym as they face Miami Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. and Florida State Sept. 29 at noon.