The Boston College volleyball team dropped 2 close games last week, falling to both Harvard and Northeastern 3 sets to 2. The Eagles fell to 3-7 on the year and 0-3 on the road.
On Thursday, the Eagles almost staged a comeback against Harvard after going down 2-0 early. BC lost the first set 24-16 and the second 25-17, before winning a back-and-forth set 3 by a score of 25-24. BC used a 9-1 run to tie things up with a 25-23 victory in set 4 before dropping the final set 15-10. As usual, Lynn Braakhuis and Cat Balido led BC. Balido had a match high 22.5 points and 18 kills, while Braakhuis put up 20 points and 18 kills. Sophomore Jill Strockis led the match with 15 digs.
On Saturday, the Eagles let a 2-0 lead slip away, falling to Northeastern with a 3-2 final. The Eagles won the first match 25-20 after some back-and-forth play. They followed that up with a 27-25 victory in the second set to take a 2-0 lead. Unfortunately, the Eagles lost their momentum and dropped 3 closes sets to Northeastern, allowing the Huskies to earn a comeback win. Braakhuis led BC with 16 points and 15 kills in the match, and Jane DeJarld had a game-high 26 assists.
Next week, Boston College will look to turn their luck around with games against Syracuse and Pittsburgh. (Syracuse was one of 3 ACC teams that BC volleyball beat last season!)