Over this past weekend, women’s volleyball traveled to the University of New Hampshire for the annual Holly Young Invitational. Along with the Eagles, UNH welcomed Michigan State and Delaware. The tournament was played in honor of former UNH volleyball team member Holly Young. In 2008, Young lost her battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
Work for the Eagles began Friday afternoon, when the women took on Michigan State at 4:30 p.m. Meeting for only the second time in program history, the Eagles needed to come out strong against this fierce, top-25 opponent. Despite their best effort, they fell to MSU 3-0.
Looking to shake off the defeat to Michigan State, the Eagles then turned their eyes toward the Blue Hens of Delaware. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, day two kicked off. Delaware jumped out to an early lead in the game, taking the first two sets. The girls of Boston College rallied, however, taking the third set. Delaware responded to this setback with a fast start to the fourth, going up 9-3. The Eagles fought hard all set, overcoming the early deficit and taking set four. Despite forcing the fifth set, the Eagles fell to a late surge by Delaware, conceding the game to the Blue Hens.
The final matchup of the weekend put BC against the host, UNH. Looking to salvage a win from the weekend, the Eagles came out hot. The Eagles dominated the first set, trailing just once. This trend continued against the Wildcats, who were routed in the second and third sets. The Eagles picked up their only win of the weekend in this solid effort.
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