Nov. 23, 2011
College Park, Md. - Senior outside hitter Tsvetelina Dureva closed out the season with the 17th double-double of her career, leading the Boston College volleyball team with 12 kills and 16 digs in a loss to Maryland, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21.
The Eagles (7-23, 3-16 ACC) fought the Terrapins (9-22, 3-16 ACC) point-for-point in the first. BC looked to junior middle hitter Krystle Higgins, who went 5-for-7 with one error in the opening bout, early and often as the sides exchanged leads to 20-20. A kill from the Terps and three attacking errors enabled Maryland to take the first, 25-21.
Dureva and freshman outside Hitter Courtney Castle led BC with three kills in the second. Higgins, Dureva and senior middle hitter all had blocks to help get the Eagles rolling through the first five points. As BC continued to perform strongly at the net, the sides traded kills and errors to 16s. Two aces and attack errors then put the Eagles down four, 20-16, and gave Maryland the momentum it needed for the win, 25-19.
In the third, kills from Dureva and sophomore middles Melissa McTighe and Alex Fitzmorris as well as continued blocking helped BC jump out to a 12-6 advantage. The Terrapins responded with an 8-2 run of their own to tie the set, 16-16, and the sides paced each other to 18 all. An attacking error put Maryalnd up on the next play and although kills from Castle, Dureva and Higgins helped BC cause, the Terps clinched the match, 25-21.