The Boston College volleyball team continues to show drastic improvement over last season, improving to 12-2 overall after going 2-0 this weekend. The Eagles opened their ACC slate at home against Clemson and Georgia Tech, beating Clemson 3-0 and Georgia Tech 3-1. Boston College is undefeated at home, having won all 6 games played at Power Gym so far this season.
The Eagles opened the weekend by sweeping Clemson in straight sets, winning 25-17 25-17, 25-19. Makenzie Morrison recorded a match-high 9 digs for the Eagles, and as a team BC served a season-high 8 aces and allowed Clemson to serve only 1. The Eagles also recorded a season-high 9 solo blocks, and they held Clemson to a -.013 attack percentage. As usual, Cat Balido was a major force in BC’s victory - the junior had 11 kills, her 7th double-digits performance of the season. This was BC’s first time opening ACC play with a victory since 2014.
Yesterday, BC added another victory at home with a 3-1 win over Georgia Tech. The Eagles won the first 2 sets by scores of 25-18 and 25-22, but Tech came back to win the third set 25-20. The Eagles secured their victory with a 25-18 win in the fourth. This is the first time ever that BC has started the ACC season with 2 wins. The Eagles had a season high 60 kills on Sunday, and are now second in the ACC by allowing only 11.1 kills per set by their opponents. Clare Naughton had a standout game for BC, picking up a career-high 18 kills, which put her over the 100 kills mark on the season. Jane DeJarld recorded an impressive 25 assists for BC, and Makenzie Morrison led the game with 15 digs.
This weekend, the Eagles head to North Carolina to take on Duke and Wake Forest. Both games will air online via ACC Network Extra. Wake has a 5-9 record this season, while Duke is 6-5 overall.