RALEIGH – On Sunday, November 5th, the NC State Wolfpack volleyball team took on ACC opponent Boston College at Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack came into the matchup against the Eagles with an overall record of 16-8 and 11-2 in conference play; as they sit tied at the top of the ACC standings with Louisville and Pittsburgh.
Both teams battled hard with the Wolfpack coming out on top in a three set game (3-0: 25-20, 25-13, 25-19). This brings NC State to a record of 17-8, extending their winning streak to three.
The Eagles came into this matchup strong and gave it their all but it was no match for the dominance we have witnessed all season from the Wolfpack. The Wolfpack six on the court brought their best and battled for most of three sets.
This was apparent throughout the first set as both teams were neck and neck, due to many rallies and a lot of sloppy play on both sides of the net. The Pack snuck out of the first set with a win thanks to the help of outstanding play by senior middle blocker Kaitlyn Kearney and senior outside hitter Julia Brown.
The Wolfpack got back on track and gained momentum in both the second and third sets winning 25-13 and 25-19 sealing a victory for the team. This game was a total team effort as coach Linda Hampton-Keith played a deep rotation allowing many players to get big minutes getting ready for the rest of ACC play.
The outstanding play continued throughout all three sets by seniors Kaitlyn Kearney and Julia Brown. Julia Brown had a match high with 14.5 points and 13 kills; followed closely by teammate Kaitlyn Kearney with 14.5 points, 13 kills, and 8 digs.
Although the scoreboard didn’t reflect it there were many positive moments by Boston College. The Eagles were lead by graduate outside hitter Lynn Braakhuis in almost every category with 8.5 points, 8 kills, digs, assists.
The Eagles will face ACC opponent Miami this Thursday in Coral Gables
With this win over Boston College, the Wolfpack hope to finish this promising season out strong with six more games before both ACC and NCAA tournament play.
The Pack will be back in action on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 PM at Reynolds Coliseum for Military Appreciation Night. NC State will be looking to maintain their dominance in ACC play as they host the Tigers of Clemson University. This game will be covered on TV by ACC Network Extra.