Jewel Strawberry had 18 kills and the Eagles bounced back from losing the first set by rattling off three straight wins, punctuated by a Strawberry spike.
At the Rhode Island Challenge, the Eagles started the weekend with wins over Bryant and Rhode Island, before dropping a five-set thriller to Albany to finish the weekend.
BC bookended a win over UC Irvine with losses to Pac-12 foes in Oregon State and No. 11 Oregon, but the weekend provided a glimpse at the team’s ability to play at a higher level than years past.
BC was just three points away from winning its third-straight game to end its season on a high note, but coughed up a two-point lead and went on to fall to the Tigers in five sets.
McKenna Goss led the Eagles with 19 kills, and the Eagles managed to scrape out a 16-14 fifth set victory after blowing a 2-0 match lead.
The Eagles struggled mightily last time out, losing in straight sets to Virginia Tech, but have had five days to prepare for a Cardinals team that they played tough just two weeks ago. Last time the two teams met, BC was just two points from forcing a fifth set.
The Eagles were led by Clare Naughton’s eight kills, but hit just .173 on the day, while the Hokies hit .302 and recorded nine less errors than BC.