Volleyball Sweeps Day One of Columbia Tournament
Sept. 13, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College volleyball (7-2) won its first match in the Columbia Tournament defeating Fordham (5-4) in straight sets, 3-0, winning 25-14, 25-15, and 25-12.
Sophomore Katty Workman paced the squad with a match-high of nine kills to go with five digs and a block solo. Senior Melissa McTighe recorded 7 kills, an assist and a dig while Sarah Mendes contributed a strong game with five kills, three service aces, and seven digs.
Captain Kellie Barnum led the Eagles in assists with 26 while also chipping in two service aces and eight digs. Newcomers Anna Skold and Barbara Gonzalez also contributed in the win. Skold posted six kills and three block assists while Gonzalez registered four kills, a dig, a block solo, and six block assists.
For the Rams, outside hitter Lisa Hipp led the team with five kills along with seven digs while teammate Sara Konkel notched a kill, a service ace, five digs, and a team-high of 19 assists in the match.
With the win, the Eagles improved their all-time record against Fordham to 5-1.
Boston College faced tournament host Columbia University (0-4) in its second match of the day. The Eagles defeated the Lions in a hard fought five sets, 3-2.
The Eagles stole the first two sets, 25-23 and 25-20, but the Lions rallied back and won the next two, 25-22 and 25-23 to tie the match 2-2. In the game deciding fifth set, BC came out victorious winning 15-11.
Outside hitter Katty Workman again led the Eagles with a career-high of 32 kills along with 17 digs. Sarah Mendes and Kellie Barnum also broke career barriers in the match. Mendes registered 10 kills and 21 digs while Barnum posted 63 assists.
Melissa McTighe notched 10 kills while Amanda Yerke recorded 14 kills and 13 digs. Freshman Madisen Lydon also contributed with a match-high of 27 digs.
Boston College is back in action tomorrow as they face Binghamton at 2:30 p.m.