Volleyball Falls, 3-1, to Maryland in Season Finale
Nov. 24, 2012
Despite double-doubles from Katty Workman and Courtney Castle, Boston College fell to Maryland, 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-23), in the last match of the season for both teams inside Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles (10-22, 4-16 ACC) and Terrapins (17-15, 8-12 ACC) split the season series with Boston College having won 3-1 on Sept. 7 at Comcast Pavilion in College Park, Md.
Workman, a 2012 ACC All-Freshman Team selection, recorded her 12th double-double of the season on a team-high 17 kills and 17 digs while Castle, a sophomore outside hitter, registered her 14th double-double of the season on 13 kills and a match-high 20 digs.
Sophomore setter Kellie Barnum distributed 48 assists in the match - her seventh match this year with 40 or more assists - while freshman Kameron McLain posted a career-high 11 kills, and classmate Franny Hock tallied 14 digs.
Both teams hit efficiently in the first set with Maryland hitting .323 and BC hitting .297, but the Eagles pulled out a 25-23 victory in set one. The Terrapins jumped out to a 6-1 lead early in the set, but BC gradually worked its way back into the set, knotting the score at 13-13. Even play ensued with the set tied at 15-15, 17-17, and 18-18. Maryland then took the next three points to claim a 21-18 lead, but the Eagles took the next three points and four of the last six points in the set to win set one.
Workman and McLain led the offense in set one coming through with five and four kills respectively. Barnum dished out 12 assists, and Castle connected on five digs for BC in set one.
Maryland took control early on in set two jumping out to a 14-4 lead en route to a 25-16 win in the second set. The Eagles took three straight points late in the set to make the score 23-16, but the Terrapins claimed the last two points for the set win. Maryland outhit BC .462 to .167 in the set. Castle notched four kills while Barnum handed out 11 assists, and Workman and Hock each had five digs in the set.
The Terrapins staked out another early lead in set three on their way to a 25-21 victory in the third set. Maryland grabbed a lead at 7-1 before the Eagles pulled within one point at 10-9. From there, the Terps again built up a lead, claiming a 20-13 edge in the set. BC came within two points late in the set at 22-20, but Maryland won three of the last four points to hang on for the set win. Workman and Castle each landed four kills in the set while Barnum charted 10 assists in the set for BC.
The Eagles and Terrapins battled through 14 ties and five lead changes in set four, but BC could not force a fifth set as Maryland won the fourth set, 25-23. Neither side could gain much of an advantage as 11 ties took place between 6-6 and 17-17, but Maryland eventually gained two two-point leads at 19-17 and 22-20 before closing out the set and the match. Workman scored on six kills in the set while Barnum came through with 14 assists, and Castle made nine digs in the final set.