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.
With 12 losses in their last 13 games—most recently a four-set setback against Louisville on Friday night—the Eagles are at risk of failing to replicate last year’s conference win total of four.
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.
Having dropped nine of their last 10 in conference play, the Eagles look to turn it around with another pair of road games—this time against Syracuse and Virginia Tech.
Conference struggles continued for BC, as after a two-game road trip to Notre Dame and Louisville, it fell to just 1-9 in its last 10 games.
Despite recording a .277 hitting percentage and outdigging Pittsburgh—one of two undefeated teams in the NCAA—BC ended up on the wrong side of the scorecard, wrapping up its ACC road stint with an 0-4 record.
Despite a strong game from freshman Jewel Strawberry, BC fell on the road in straight sets to Duke—suffering its first conference loss of the year.