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Volleyball Defeats Virginia, 3-2

Kelsey Johnson

Kelsey Johnson

Nov. 17, 2007

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Kelsey Johnson recorded 28 kills and 17 digs for her 15th double-double of the season, along with breaking the Boston College career kills record in a 3-2 victory against the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday night at Power Gymnasium.

Johnson broke Deanna Herman's kills record by tallying her eighth kill in game-one. Brittany Pierpont set up Johnson for a kill that the Cavaliers back row could not handle to help secure a game-one victory for BC, 30-26. Herman, a 1996 graduate, totaled 1,402 kills during her four-year career. Johnson now has 1,422 kills during her career with the Eagles.

The Eagles (14-16, 8-12 ACC) won game-one against Virginia (17-12, 12-8 ACC), 30-26. The Cavaliers bounced back to take game-two, 30-19. BC won game-three, 30-27, while Virginia took game-four, 30-27. BC won the match by holding off UVA in game-five, 15-12. The win improves the Eagles record to 11-2 at home this season.

Tori Thompson and Pierpont each recorded double-doubles in the win. Thompson totaled 15 kills and 12 digs, while Pierpont dished out a match-high 58 assists along with 16 digs.

Cathy Quilico totaled a match-high 33 digs, while Kristin Whalley contributed 20 digs of her own. Abigail Hasebroock produced a solid overall performance, totaling 13 kills, seven blocks and five digs in the victory.

The Eagles next game is Wednesday, Nov. 21 when Georgia Tech travels to Chestnut Hill, Mass. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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