Oct. 23, 2011
Chestnut Hill, Mass. –The Boston College volleyball team took AVCA No. 19 Florida State to extra points in the first set, but the Seminoles (17-4, 11-0 ACC) defeated the Eagles (7-15, 3-8 ACC) in straight sets, 26-24, 25-13, 25-19.
Senior libero Brennan Clark led all players with 21 digs and freshman setter Kellie Barnum posted a match-high 33 assists. Sophomore Melissa McTighe and senior Tsvetelina Dureva led the Eagles with 10 kills.
Florida State’s Rachel Morgan tallied a match-high 13 kills on a .522 hitting percentage, while Ashley Neff’s nine block assists led all players.
The Eagles found themselves down five, 10-5, to start the match. Senior middle hitter Mollie Kolosky delivered the first of eight kills on the day to spur an 11-4 run from Boston College. Up by two, 16-14, BC relied on offense from junior captain Krystle Higgins, Dureva and Kolosky to stretch its lead to five, 21-16. A pair of kills from Dureva and an error by FSU put the first set within reach, but Morgan and Neff responded to pull their team even at 24 before the Seminoles closed out the first game, 26-24.
Boston College started the second game with more potency on offense, but six team blocks and a .409 attack percentage enabled Florida State to take set two, 25-13.
After the intermission, McTighe, Kolosky and Dureva helped BC go point-for-point with FSU to 16 all, before a block and a kill by Sareea Freeman gave the ‘Noles a two point lead, 18-16. Dureva and Kolosky added their fourth kills of the set, but Florida State ended the match on a kill from Morgan, 25-19.
The Eagles resume conference play on Friday, Oct. 28, at North Carolina.