Volleyball Takes to the Road Against Wake Forest, No. 12 Duke
Oct. 31, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass.- The Boston College volleyball team takes a road trip to the state of North Carolina as the Eagles continue ACC play against Wake Forest and No. 12 Duke.
The Eagles (8-14, 0-10 ACC) and Chris Campbell will be traveling to Winston-Salem to match-up against the Demon Deacons (14-8, 3-7 ACC) on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. before making the trip to Durham, N.C. to play at No. 12 Duke (18-3, 9-1 ACC) on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
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Boston College vs. Wake Forest
Boston College is 4-11 all-time against the Demon Deacons in a series that dates back to 2005. The Eagles are 3-3 against Wake under Chris Campbell.
The two teams split both matches last season with Boston College earning a 3-1 victory over Wake Forest inside Reynolds Gym in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Oct. 5. Outside hitters Katty Workman (18 kills, 17 digs) and Courtney Castle (13 kills, 12 digs) each logged double-doubles while Kellie Barnum contributed 50 assists in the win.
In the second meeting, the Eagles dropped to the Demon Deacons in four sets, 3-1 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Courtney Castle notched her 12th double-double of the season behind a team-high 15 kills and 13 digs while Barnum also registered a double-double with a team-high 45 assists and 12 digs.
Boston College vs. Duke
The Eagles hold a 1-13 all-time mark against the Blue Devils entering the weekend in a series that dates back to 2005.
Boston College secured their first victory against Duke last season in a 3-0 win on Oct. 6 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. Katty Workman led the way with a match-high 21 kills and .421 hitting percentage along with 11 digs. Kellie Barnum also notched a double-double with 36 assists and 13 digs in the match.
In the second meeting, the Eagles dropped a 3-2, five-set decision to the Blue Devils in Power Gym. Workman tallied 21 kills and 15 digs marking her 10th double-double of the 2012 season while Kellie Barnum posted 50 assists in the match.
Outside hitter Katty Workman leads the team in kills and ranks fourth in the ACC with 310. Workman has secured eight double-doubles throughout the 2013 season with her most recent against Clemson where she logged 11 kills and 15 digs.
Senior middle blocker Melissa McTighe sits second on the team in kills with 171. McTighe holds an average hitting percentage of .279 and leads the squad in total blocks with 70.
At the setter spot, team captain Kellie Barnum leads the team in assists with 724 and ranks ninth in the ACC averaging 8.83 assists per set.
Defensively, freshman libero Madisen Lydon paces the squad in digs with 296, averaging 3.79 digs per set.
By the Numbers
Boston College is 8-14 on the season with a mark of 0-10 in the ACC and 1-6 on the road. The Eagles are 15th in the conference in hitting percentage (.177) and ninth in opponent hitting percentage (.191) BC ranks 12th in assists (938) and kills (1011) and sits 15th in blocks (151) and fifth in service aces with 110.
The Demon Deacons are 14-8 on the season with a record of 3-7 in the conference and 4-3 at home. Wake sits 10th in hitting percentage (.217) and fifth in opponent hitting percentage (.175). WF is positioned 10th in assists (936) and kills (1007) and is ranked fourth in blocks (203) and 12th in service aces with 86.
Duke is 18-3 on the season with a mark of 9-1 in the conference. The Blue Devils are tough at home with a record of 10-0 at Cameron Indoor. Duke sits second in the ACC and is ranked 12th nationally. The Blue Devils sit fourth in hitting percentage (.257) and opponent hitting percentage (.171). Duke leads the conference in assists (974) and kills (1052) and ranks 10th in blocks (176) and 11th in service aces with 78.
A Look Ahead
Coach Campbell and the Eagles return to the familiar confines of Power Gym next weekend as they host Notre Dame on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. and Syracuse on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.