Volleyball Comes Up Short in 3-0 Loss to Georgia Tech
Oct. 28, 2012
Despite a double-double from Kellie Barnum, Boston College volleyball came up short in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-22) loss to Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon inside Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Barnum, a sophomore captain, totaled 23 assists and 10 digs - her fourth double-double of the season - for the Eagles (10-15, 4-9 ACC), but Preseason All-ACC selections Bailey Hunter (15 kills, .278 hitting) and Monique Mead (13 kills, .333 hitting) helped propel the Yellow Jackets (16-8, 7-6 ACC) to the victory.
Georgia Tech (No. 49 RPI) and head coach Tonya Johnson defeated Boston College for the second time this season having won this season's previous matchup 3-0 on Sept. 21 inside O'Keefe Gym in Atlanta, Ga.
Sophomore Courtney Castle and freshman Cassidy Vaughn each tallied seven kills for head coach Chris Campbell's Eagles while Castle also posted 12 digs in the match. Freshman Franny Hock registered nine digs for BC in the three sets.
Sophomore setter Kaleigh Colson of Georgia Tech led all players with 38 assists and 14 digs.
The Eagles hung with Georgia Tech through the early portion of set one but fell to the Yellow Jackets 25-16. Neither team held a lead larger than two until the Yellow Jackets earned a 16-13 edge. The Ramblin' Wreck - behind a .333 to .000 hitting advantage - used a 7-0 run to gain a 20-13 edge in the set and closed set two with a 12-3 run. Kameron McLain notched three kills in the set for BC while Castle connected on four digs, and Barnum dished out five assists in set one.
The second set followed a similar script to set one as Georgia Tech prevailed in a 25-20 win in set two. With the set tied at 9-9 the Yellow Jackets used an 8-3 run to claim a 17-12 edge. The Eagles pulled within two at 19-17 but could get no closer for the remainder of the set. The Ramblin' Wreck used a 6-3 run to finish off the set. Castle led the attack for the Eagles with four kills, and Vaughn added three kills of her own while Barnum accumulated nine assists and four digs in the second set.
Even play marked much of the third set, but the Yellow Jackets once again came out on top taking a 25-22 victory in set three. BC and Georgia Tech stood at a 14-14 tie before the Yellow Jackets claimed six of the next seven points to claim a 20-15 lead. The Eagles fought back and pulled within two points at 24-22 late in the set, but the Yellow Jackets won the next point to win the set and the match. Barnum compiled nine assists and four digs in the set while Castle chipped in with seven digs in set three. Vaughn came through with three kills in the final set.
Boston College returns to action next weekend when the Eagles host Duke (Nov. 2, 7:00 p.m.) and Wake Forest (Nov. 4, 12:00 p.m., Senior Day).