Volleyball Absorbs 3-0 Loss to Clemson
Oct. 26, 2012
Boston College absorbed a 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-22) loss to Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Clemson on Friday night inside Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Tigers (15-8, 6-6 ACC) swept the season series with the Eagles (10-14, 4-8 ACC) having earned a 3-0 win earlier this season on Sept. 22 in Clemson, S.C. inside Jervey Gym.
Preseason All-ACC selection Sandra Adeleye led all players with 14 kills while fellow Preseason All-ACC honoree Serenat Yaz followed closely with 13 kills for head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover's Tigers (No. 67 RPI). Hannah Brenner accumulated a match-high 41 assists for Clemson.
For the Eagles, junior Melissa McTighe tallied a team-high eight kills on .318 hitting while senior Krystle Higgins and freshman Kameron McLain each posted six kills. Sophomore captain Kellie Barnum distributed a team-high 22 assists in the match.
Sophomore Courtney Castle notched 16 digs - her 16th match this season with double-digit digs -- with freshman Franny Hock chipping in 10 digs - her 14th match this year with double-digit digs, and classmate Cassidy Vaughn added nine digs of her own.
The Eagles fell in the first set to the Tigers 25-18 despite even play in the early portion of the set. BC held a lead at 7-5 out of the gates before Clemson used a 6-1 run to gain an 11-8 edge. The hosts kept the set close over the next few points until CU utilized a 6-2 run to take a 19-12 advantage. BC took the next three points to cause Clemson to call a timeout at 19-15, but the visitors prevailed in the set. Barnum dished out six assists in the opening set, and Castle connected on six digs in set one.
Clemson built on their momentum from the first set to win the second set 25-12 over BC as the Tigers outhit the Eagles .405 to .087 in the set. The Tigers held a slight lead at 10-8 before earning 15 of the last 19 points in set two. Yaz and Adeleye each notched five kills in the set to lead the Clemson attack. For BC, Castle recorded five digs, and Barnum added five assists to her total in the set. Hock and Vaughn each compiled four digs in set two.
BC responded in the third set but came up on the short end of a 25-22 loss in set three. The Eagles jumped out to an 8-3 lead early in the set and continued to build their margin up to 14-7. From there, Clemson worked their way back into the set using a 5-1 run to pull within three points at 15-12 and utilizing a 6-0 run later in the set to knot the score at 20-20. The two sides traded points before the Tigers won the last three points to win the deciding set. Higgins and McTighe each contributed five kills in the set while Barnum came through with 11 assists, and Castle and Vaughn each had five digs in set three.
Boston College continues play this weekend on Sunday when the Eagles host Georgia Tech at noon inside Power Gym.