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Volleyball Participates in New England Challenge This Weekend

Melissa McTighe and Katty Workman

Melissa McTighe and Katty Workman

Sept. 19, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -

Boston College volleyball (8-2) takes on two local rivals this weekend in the New England Challenge.

The Eagles will travel across town to Northeastern’s (4-6) Cabot Center on Friday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. and return home to the Power Gym on Sunday, Sept. 22, to match up against Harvard (3-2) at 2 p.m.

“It’s always exciting when you are playing these two teams,” said head coach Chris Campbell. “I don’t think it matters what record a team has going into the tournament because rivalry games are always a good equalizer. We beat Harvard last year and Northeastern nipped us so certainly we would like to even the score on that one.”

Boston College vs. Northeastern

BC has matched up against cross-town rival Northeastern 25 times—more than any other school in program history. The Eagles trail the all-time series with the Huskies 10-15. The two teams last met on Sept. 14, 2012, with Boston College falling in four sets, 3-1.

Outside hitter Courtney Castle set a career-high in kills in the last meeting with 22. Katty Workman posted 11 kills and 6 digs while libero Franny Hock notched 15 digs. With five block assists in the match, Krystle Higgins moved into third place on career total blocks list at Boston College.

The Eagles last defeated the Huskies on Sept. 12, 2009, in the Beanpot Tournament. Boston College took the match in five sets, 3-2.

Boston College vs. Harvard

Boston College and Harvard have squared off against one another 23 times, the second most in program history. The Eagles own a six-game winning streak over the Crimson and hold the advantage with a 17-6 all-time record.

Boston College last faced Harvard on Sept. 15, 2012 and won the match in three sets, 3-0.

Standouts in the match included outside hitters Katty Workman, who registered 16 kills and Courtney Castle who notched 14 kills and 11 digs. Libero Franny Hock charted 12 digs while Melissa McTighe contributed with seven kills and five blocks in the match.

 

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