Volleyball Comes Up Short in 3-0 Loss to No. 11 Florida State
Nov. 18, 2012
Katty Workman recorded a match-high 15 kills, but Boston College came up short in a 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-22) loss to No. 11 Florida State inside Tully Gymnasium in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sunday afternoon.
The Seminoles (26-3, 17-2 ACC) improved to 12-0 at home this season and defeated the Eagles (10-21, 4-15 ACC) for the second time this season.
Workman, a freshman outside hitter, achieved double-digit kills in a match for the 23rd time this season, and sophomore co-captain Kellie Barnum distributed a match-best 29 assists for the Eagles.
Defensively, sophomore Courtney Castle posted a team-high 13 digs, and freshman libero Franny Hock tallied 10 digs for the visiting Eagles. Junior Melissa McTighe had five kills and five blocks for BC.
Preseason All-ACC pick Sareea Freeman paced the FSU offense with 13 kills on .524 hitting. Florida State - the ACC's leaders in kills and hitting percentage - charted 46 kills on .298 hitting as a team in the match.
The Eagles competed with Florida State throughout the first set but came up short in a 25-22 loss to the Seminoles in set one. BC held leads at 9-8 and at 15-13 causing FSU to use timeouts on both occasions. The Seminoles used a 7-2 run to earn a three-point lead at 20-17, but BC scored on four of the next five points to tie the set at 21-21. FSU then returned the favor, taking four of the last five points for the set win. Workman notched six kills in the opening set while Castle connected on eight digs for BC. Barnum dished out 11 assists in set one.
BC hung with FSU in the first half of set two, but in the second half of the set, the Seminoles pulled away from the Eagles en route to a 25-13 win in the second set. Boston College and Florida State remained tied at 7-7, and BC trailed by just two points when FSU held a 13-11 lead, but the Seminoles took control of the set from there utilizing a 12-2 run to finish the set. Workman landed another four kills in the set while Barnum handed out seven assists in set two.
Florida State won the match behind a 25-22 win in set three. FSU took a one-point edge at 6-5 and held the lead until the Eagles knotted the set at 16-16. BC then took a lead of its own at 17-16 before FSU took the next three points to gain a 19-17 advantage. The Eagles pulled within one point late in the set at 22-21, but the Seminoles took four of the last five points to close the set. Workman scored on five kills in the set, and Barnum added another 11 assists to her total in the final set.
Boston College concludes its regular season with a home match against the University of Maryland on Saturday, Nov. 24 at noon inside Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Mass.