Oct. 8, 2006
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Coming off of a tough loss Friday night, the Eagles bounced back defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 3-1 today at Power Gym. The win improves the Eagles to 4-3 in the ACC, giving them as many as they earned all of last season.
In game one, the Eagles fell into an early 12-7 hole but would rally to tie the score at 13-13 on six consecutive serves by Brittany Pierpont. The two teams would see saw back and forth the next eight points and would be knotted at 20-20 after a kill by Georgia Tech's Lindsay Gray. BC would get strong serving down the stretch from senior Shardai Davis and hold on for the 30-26 game one win.
In game two, the Eagles got out to early leads of 5-2 and 13-8 but the Yellow Jackets would stay within striking distance as they closed the deficit to 16-14 halfway through. BC would increase their lead to eight, 28-20 after a block by freshman Taylor Williams and were able to close out the Yellow Jackets for a 30-21 victory.
BC again started well in game three taking an early 13-8 lead. Georgia Tech would not quit however, as they would rally to tie take a 15-14 lead after a block assist from Allie Niekamp and Erin Birmingham. The Yellow Jackets would rally again taking a 21-16 lead, their biggest of the match. The Eagles would pull within two late in the game, but Georgia Tech was able to hold on for a 30-16 win.
Carrying their momentum into game four, the Yellow Jackets took an early 6-2 lead. The Eagles would tie the score at 9-9 on a service ace by Allison Anderson. The Eagles would rally to take a 16-11 lead after a kill by Kelsey Johnson, one of her 20for the match. Georgia Tech would rally again, pulling to within one, 22-21. But, the Eagles would win eight of the final 12 points to hold on for an exciting game four win.
Leading the Yellow Jackets was junior outside hitter Lindsay Gray with 14 kills and 16 digs. Sophomore setter Allie Niekamp also had an impressive outing tallying 47 assists.
Junior Kelsey Johnson had a match high 20 kills for the Eagles and senior Dorota Niemczewska also played very well registering 18 kills and seven digs.
BC is back in action on Friday, October 13 when they take on Duke University at 7:00 p.m. in Durham, N.C.