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Volleyball Drops 3-2 Five Set Match to Miami

Captain Kellie Barnum

Captain Kellie Barnum

Sept. 28, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -

BC vs. Miami Box Score

Boston College volleyball fell to Miami in its first ACC match-up of the season. The Eagles dropped to the Hurricanes in five sets, 3-2.

The Eagles (9-4, 0-1 ACC) came out strong and stole the first two sets, 25-22 and 34-32, but Miami (8-3, 1-0 ACC) answered back and took last three straight sets, 25-14, 25-19, and 15-11.

Sophomore outside hitter Katty Workman registered her seventh double-double of the season notching a match-high 22 kills along with 13 digs. Junior Courtney Castle recorded 14 kills and 13 assists, marking her second double-double of the season and her 24th career.

Amanda Yerke posted 10 kills and two digs in the match while senior Melissa McTighe contributed with nine kills and two digs. Captain Kellie Barnum tallied a match-high 53 assists in addition to two kills and seven digs.

Standouts for the Hurricanes included junior Savanah Leaf who charted a team-high 17 kills along with 12 digs. Outside hitter Misty Ma’A recorded 16 kills along with 10 digs while teammate Alexis Mourning notched 14 kills and a dig in the match.

The Eagles won the first set, 25-22. BC was down 11-13 when the Hurricanes had a service error and Amanda Yerke recorded a kill to tie the set, 13-13. Courtney Castle and Katty Workman both notched back to back kills to advance the Eagles to a 15-14 lead. The set was tied at 16 and 17 and went back and forth until the end of the set. Courtney Castle registered the game winning kill to give the Eagles set one.

BC prevailed in the second set earning a 34-32 victory over the Hurricanes. Katty Workman paced the offense with eight kills and five digs while Courtney Castle contributed five kills and five digs. The Eagles were down 19-21 when Workman charted two kills and the Hurricanes had a net violation to bring the score to 22-22. The later part of the set remained back and forth but a kill by Courtney Castle and an attack error on Miami gave the Eagles set two.

The Eagles dropped to Miami in sets three, four, and five, 25-14, 25-19, and 15-11. The Hurricanes started off strong and despite the hard fought effort by the Eagles, they were not able to close the gap in the last sets.

BC is back in action Sunday, Sept. 29 as they host No. 17 Florida State at noon.

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