Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision to No. 12 Florida State
Oct. 12, 2012
Freshman Katty Workman led all players with 17 kills, but Boston College dropped a 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-19) straight-set decision to No. 12 Florida State on Friday night in Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
A crowd of 582 fans buoyed the Eagles (10-10, 4-4 ACC) throughout the match, but the Seminoles (15-2, 7-1 ACC) prevailed in the match outhitting head coach Chris Campbell's Eagles .265 to .094.
Despite facing a determined Seminole defense, Workman averaged 5.67 kills per set and narrowly missed a double-double with nine digs. The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native has achieved double-digit kills in each of her last 11 matches.
Sophomore Courtney Castle contributed with 14 digs and eight kills on .292 hitting, sophomore captain Kellie Barnum tallied a match-high 25 assists, and freshman Franny Hock posted 10 digs for BC (No. 102 RPI).
Head coach Chris Poole's Seminoles - the preseason picks to repeat as ACC champions - utilized a balanced performance to extend their winning streak to nine games.
The Eagles hung with Florida State throughout much of the first set but fell 25-20. Neither side could gain a lead larger than three until the Seminoles gained a three-point edge at 17-14 causing BC to use a timeout. The Eagles got a kill from Castle out of the timeout, but FSU took the next four points to stake a 21-15 lead. BC cut it to three twice - at 22-19 and 23-20 - but could get no closer. Workman led the BC attack in the first set with six kills while Castle paced the defense with six digs. Barnum recorded 11 assists and five digs in set number one.
The Seminoles took control early in the second set taking set number two 25-15 over the Eagles with FSU outhitting BC .323 to .026. Florida State jumped out to an early 9-3 lead before the Eagles cut it to four at 11-7 - the closest they would get the remainder of the set. FSU used a 12-4 run to gain an 11-point lead at 23-11 before closing out the set. Workman notched five kills and three digs in the set while Castle compiled five digs and three kills in the second set. Junior setter Cagla Sen distributed seven assists in set two.
The Eagles responded strongly in the third set but eventually came up short dropping set three 25-19 to the Seminoles. BC and Florida State were deadlocked at 13-13 before FSU used a 9-3 run to stake a 22-16 lead. The Eagles took the next two points to force the `Noles to use a timeout, but FSU prevailed taking three of the last four points. Workman totaled another six kills in the set to go with five digs, and Barnum dished out 12 assists in set three. Hock had five digs in the final set for BC.
Boston College continues play this weekend with a match against Miami (No. 15 RPI) on Sunday at noon in Power Gym in BC's Women's Council match.