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Volleyball Falls on the Road to Virginia Tech

Krystle Higgins

Krystle Higgins

Nov. 12, 2011

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Blacksburg, Va. - Junior captain Krystle Higgins turned in an excellent .375 attack percentage with eight kills on 16 attempts, an ace and two blocks to lead the Boston College volleyball team with 11 points on Saturday night in Cassell Coliseum. The Eagles (7-21, 3-14 ACC) fell to Virginia (15-13, 8-9 ACC), 25-14, 25-16, 25-17.

Senior libero Brennan Clark led all players with 14 digs and sophomore setter Cagla Sen dished out a team-high 14 assists.

The Eagles succumbed to a 9-2 run by the Cavaliers to open the match. Point production did not come easily and although BC was able to find a brief rhythm late, the Maroon and Gold fell in the first frame, 25-14.

Kills by sophomore middle hitters Alex Fitzmorris and Melissa McTighe, as well as freshman Courtney Castle provided some offense for the Eagles in the second. Boston College found itself in a battle at 12-11 as Virginia's attacked percentage cooled off from .400 in the first to .214 in the second, but an 8-3 run gave the Cavs the momentum needed to steal the set, 25-16.

Freshman setter Kellie Barnum and senior middle hitter Mollie Kolosky opened the third game with kills. Boston College looked to Higgins, Castle, Kolosky and McTighe as the two sides fought back-and-forth to 15. Virginia blocked BC on the next three possessions to put itself in control of the set and go on to win, 25-17.

Boston College returns home for matches against Wake Forest and Duke on Nov. 18 and 20. Live stats will be available through GameTracker.

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