Volleyball Hosts Wake Forest, Duke in Final Home Matches of Season
Nov. 16, 2011
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The final home matches of the 2011 season will pit the Boston College volleyball team versus Wake Forest and Duke. The Eagles (7-21, 3-14 ACC) host the Demon Deacons (7-20, 4-13 ACC) on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. and the Blue Devils (18-8, 12-5 ACC) on Sunday at noon. Fans are invited to follow both matches live via GameTracker.
Sunday’s match is Senior Day for the Eagles. Seniors Tsvetelina Dureva and Brennan Clark will be honored prior to the national anthem. Both student-athletes will go down as two of the best volleyball players to have ever worn Maroon and Gold. Their collegiate careers will conclude Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Maryland.
The Last Time
Oct. 15, 2011 - Winston-Salem, N.C. - Phenomenal hitting nights from Castle and sophomore Melissa McTighe helped the Boston College volleyball team sweep Wake Forest on Saturday evening in Reynolds Gym. The Eagles (7-13, 3-6 ACC) used a .317 attack percentage, their most productive of the year, to outlast the Demon Deacons (5-13, 2-7 ACC) in three close sets, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.
Scouting the Eagles
Dureva and Castle are most looked to on offense and the outside hitters have delivered a team-leading averaging 2.87 and 2.44 kills per game, respectively. Castle also leads the squad with 26 aces, 0.33 per set, and is second on the team in digs with 3.15 per game.
Clark’s 5.02 digs per set is second best in the ACC. The Mililani, Hawaii, native is 18 digs shy of becoming the second Eagle to ever record 500 digs in one season and is third on the team with 20 aces. Similarly, freshman Lauren Fields is third on the team in digs per game (2.12) and second in aces (22).
Rookie Kellie Barnum has handled most of the ACC this season, ranking eighth in sets per game (9.07) during that time. The setter from Pacific Palisades, Calif., has 564 assists on the year, third most ever by a BC freshman.
Scouting the Demon Deacons
Dani Thompson has 413 digs, 4.13 per set, and Danae Rosendall is averaging 9.81 assists per game heading into this weekend.
Scouting the Blue Devils
Kellie Catanach has distributed nearly all of the Duke offense, amassing 1,077 assists with the quartet of attackers.
Duke is 27th in the nation with 17.36 digs pet set, spurred by Ali McCurdy’s league-leading 5.71 dpg.