Nov. 18, 2011
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College volleyball team was defeated by Wake Forest, 25-11, 19-25, 25-19, 25-18, on Friday night in Power Gym.
Sophomore Melissa McTighe led the Eagles (7-22, 3-15 ACC) with 12 points. The Los Altos, Calif., native matched her career-high 10 kills on 24 attempts with one error, for a .375 hitting percentage, and made three blocks.
Junior Krystle Higgins turned in a stunning .444 attack percentage, with nine kills on 18 swings and one error. The captain added three blocks for 11 points on the night.
The Demon Deacons (8-20, 5-13 ACC) relied heavily on Carlin Salmon's blistering .625 hitting percentage. The middle blocker registered 17 kills on 24 attempts with two errors and stopped six shots. Outside hitter Kadija Fornah's 15 kills were second most of the match.
Senior libero Brennan Clark led all players with 30 digs.
In the first set, the Eagles were limited to just three of the first 12 points before a timeout was called. Although BC gained some footing, Wake Forest put together a .429 attack to seal the game, 25-11.
Boston College responded with .409 attack in the second set. The sides exchanged brief leads until an attack error and kill by Higgins put the Eagles up, 9-7. One of senior Tsvetelina Dureva's nine kills extended BC a three-point lead on the next play and despite the Demon Deacons closing the gap to two on a few occasions it wasn't enough to catch the Eagles who did not commit an attacking error in the second game.
McTighe and freshman Courtney Castle each registered four kills in the third set as BC battled Wake Forest, but at 17-15 the Demon Deacons pulled away for the win in the third.
Both sides committed errors on the front end of the fourth, with McTighe and Castle putting away shots to keep the Eagles in the set, 10-8. However, Salmon went 6-for-9 in the game to keep Boston College at back and help earn the win, 25-18.
The Eagles will host Duke on Sunday, Nov. 20 at noon. Boston College's three seniors will be recognized prior to the match.