The Boston College volleyball team went 1-2 in this weekend’s Beantown Challenge, bumping their overall record to 2-4. The Eagles played twice on Friday, losing to Princeton but defeating Bryant. On Saturday, BC lost to North Texas despite an early lead.
The Eagles showed early promise against Princeton, winning the first and third sets to gain a 2-1 lead. BC came out strong in the fourth set, going up 7-0, but lost momentum and ended up losing the game 3-2.
BC and Bryant were evenly matched throughout their game, with BC taking early lead by using an 11-0 run to earn a 25-13 victory in the first set. Bryant went on to win sets 2 and 3, but the Eagles came back to take a close 25-23 victory in set 4. The Eagles held the lead throughout the final set to win the game.
The Eagles jumped to an early lead on Saturday, taking the first set against North Texas by a score of 25-23. Unfortunately, North Texas would win the next two sets easily, and edged out BC 26-24 to win the fourth set and the game.
The stars of the weekend for BC were Cat Balido and Lynn Braakhuis. Balido led BC with 16 kills and 18.5 points against Princeton, 17 kills and 18.5 points against Bryant, and 16 kills and 16 points against North Texas. Braakhuis, who was chosen as BC’s tournament all-star, had 13 kills and 16 digs against Princeton and 11 kills and 6 digs against North Texas.
BC returns to action on Friday night at 7, hitting the road for the first time this season to face Temple.