Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision to NC State
Oct. 4, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College volleyball fell to NC State, 3-0 on Friday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Eagles (8-7, 0-3 ACC) dropped to the Wolfpack (11-4, 2-1 ACC) in straight sets, 26-24, 25-17, and 25-20.
Senior Melissa McTighe led the Eagles with a match-high eight kills on .438 hitting. McTighe also contributed a dig and two blocks in the loss. Outside hitter Courtney Castle recorded five kills, two assists, a service ace, and 12 digs for the Eagles while sophomore Katty Workman notched four kills and six digs in the match.
Captain Kellie Barnum tallied a match-high 22 assists in addition to three kills and nine digs. Amanda Yerke chipped in with three kills while freshman Barbara Gonzalez posted six kills and three blocks. Freshman Madisen Lydon led the match in digs with 15.
Standouts for the Wolfpack included junior Nikki Glass who registered eight kills and seven digs along with teammate Rachel Buckley who charted six kills and an assist in the match. Brie Merriwether and Alesha Wilson also contributed for NC State with seven kills each.
BC started off strong in set one, but fell to the Wolfpack, 26-24. The Eagles went on a 4-0 run early in the set with two back-to-back kills by Barbara Gonzalez. A kill by Kellie Barnum and Melissa McTighe and a service ace by Courtney Castle put the Eagles ahead in the middle of the set 13-5, but NC State closed the gap and the Eagles could not recover.
The Eagles dropped the second set, 25-17. Melissa McTighe charted a kill to put the Eagles in the lead at the beginning of the set, but NC State quickly answered back recording two service aces and a block assist. Towards the end of the set, State’s Alston Kearns notched three consecutive service aces to give them a 20-13 lead. Barbara Gonzalez registered two blocks and a kill but again, BC could not recover.
In the third and final set, the Eagles fell to NC State, 25-20. BC took the lead early on with a kill by Amanda Yerke and Katty Workman. Melissa McTighe and Courtney Castle notched a block assist, and NC State had a service error to give the Eagles a 5-3 advantage. The remainder of the set was back and forth and was tied for the first time at 16. Workman, Castle, and freshman Anna Skold each notched a kill in the later part of the set to give the Eagles a 19-16 advantage, but errors harmed the squad and NC State prevailed.
BC is back in action Sunday, Oct. 6 at noon as they host No. 11 North Carolina in Power Gym.