Volleyball improves to 4-2
Boston College volleyball swept day one of the BC Invitational on Saturday by defeating Bryant University in three sets, 3-0 and Fairfield in four sets, 3-1. The Eagles improve their record to 4-2.
The Eagles stole all three sets against Bryant; 25-18, 25-17, and 25-17.
Outside hitters Courtney Castle and Katty Workman led the Eagles in the first match. Castle tallied a match-high of 12 digs to go with seven kills while Workman posted a match-high of 10 kills in addition to three digs. Captain Kellie Barnum contributed a strong all-around game notching five kills and a match-high of 31 assists.
"I thought we came out and played well. Bryant is a good team. They've got some good experience and some heavy hitters; so I thought we were going to have to defend and block well and the girls did exactly that", said Boston College Head Coach Chris Campbell.
The Eagles played host to Fairfield in the final match on Saturday.
Boston College stole the first set, 25-20, as well as the second set, 25-20. Fairfield came back to capture the third set, 24-26, but the Eagles fought back to come out victorious in the fourth set, 25-13.
Courtney Castle and Katty Workman again led the Eagles. Workman recorded 14 kills, 19 digs, and an assist while Castle contributed four kills, an assist, and seven digs. Other standouts for Boston College included Kellie Barnum who registered three kills, nine digs, and a match-high of 35 assists. Newcomers Amanda Yerke and Barbara Gonzalez had significant contributions as well. Yerke posted six kills and four digs while Gonzalez contributed nine kills and a dig in the match.
The Eagles conclude day two of the tournament on Sunday, Sept 8 squaring off against the Lady Pirates of Hampton University at 1 p.m. The tournament is free admission.