Oct. 9, 2011
Atlanta - The Boston College volleyball team fell in straight sets to Georgia Tech, 25-12, 25-21, 25-22, on Sunday afternoon in O'Keefe Gymnasium. Senior Mollie Kolosky led the Eagles (6-12, 2-5 ACC) with 9.5 points behind eight kills and three blocks, while Monique Mead paced the Yellow Jackets (10-7, 3-4 ACC) with 15 kills on 33 attempts and three errors.
Freshman Courtney Castle matched her teammates kill total and added a team-best 11 digs on top of a service ace. Classmate Kellie Barnum dished out a match-high 25 assists, adding seven digs and a kill.
Tech raced out to a 12-5 advantage and relied on a .556 hitting percentage to control the first set and earn the win, 25-12.
The Eagles opened up the second with a 4-2 run, but the Jacket caught up at sixes and took the lead. BC fell behind by three, but a block by Krystle Higgins and Kolosky followed with an ace from Fields evened the score at 13 all. Georgia Tech then responded with an 8-3 run, forcing Boston College to take a timeout. Tech committed a service ace out of the break. Spurred by kills from Tsvetelina Dureva, Kolosky and Higgins, the Eagles fought their way back, 24-21, but an attack error ended the second set on the next play.
Play in the third set started out close as well. At 10-10, an error gave Georgia Tech a lead that it expanded to four, 19-15. The Eagles looked to Dureva and Higgins once more, whose kills surrounded an ace by Trobbe pulled BC within one.
Castle put away two shots after a Tech kill, but a service ace kept the Eagles down one, 21-20. McTighe evened the score on the next play and paired with Kolosky on a block to go up, 22-21, but errors enabled Georgia Tech to take the third set, 25-22, and the match.
Boston College will resume ACC play with a trip to Duke on Friday, Oct. 14. The time of the match has yet to be determined.