CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Georgia Tech volleyball (11-4, 0-2 ACC) came up short to Boston College (12-2, 2-0) on Sunday afternoon, falling 3-1 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Georgia Tech 1, Boston College 3
It was a slow start for the Jackets as the Eagles took an early lead. Trailing 6-1, Tech took three in a row to come within two at 6-4 on a block from junior Kodie Comby and freshman Mariana Brambilla. The Eagles pushed back ahead and Tech called a timeout trailing 10-4 to try to shift the momentum. Tech brought it back within striking distance but Boston College kept at it, moving its lead to 17-10 to force the Jackets to call their second timeout. The Yellow Jackets kept fighting but dropped the set at 25-18.
The second set was a closer contest. The two teams traded points to a tie at 14-14 and a block off the hands off Brambilla and Comby put Tech up 15-14 at the media timeout. A kill from Comby made it 16-14 but Boston College tied it right back up at 16-16. A kill from Brambilla followed by a block from sophomore Dominique Washington and senior Lauren Frerking put Tech ahead 19-17 and Boston College used a timeout. The Eagles tied the score at 20-20 and the Jackets used a timeout of their own to try to regain control of the set. Tech fell behind by one at 22-21 and the White and Gold called their second timeout. Comby tallied a kill to knot it at 22-22 but the Eagles took the next three point to steal the set at 25-22 for the 2-0 edge.
The Jackets kept the third set close. Battling back-and-forth to a tie at 11-11, the Eagles went up by two at the media timeout with the score at 15-13. Tech took the next two points to tie the set at 15-15 on a solo block from freshman Mikaila Dowd. The Jackets took a one-point edge at 18-17 on an attack error and Boston College called a timeout. The Eagles took the next two points to overtake Tech at 19-18 and the Jackets called timeout. Tech used a 4-0 run to overtake Boston College and lead 23-20 on a service ace from Dowd, forcing the Eagles to call timeout. With Dowd at the service line, Tech took the next two points to put away the set at 25-20 and bring the score to 2-1.
Tech came out strong in the fourth set. Using a 6-1 run to take the lead early at 6-2 on back-to-back kills from Comby. The Eagles fought back, using a 9-0 run to overtake the Jackets at 17-12. A kill from freshman Kaila Kaiser ended the Eagles’ run but Tech was unable to come back from the deficit, dropping the fourth set 25-18.
The Jackets return to O’Keefe for Alumni Weekend on Friday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 30, hosting Louisville and Notre Dame. Both matches will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and first serve is set for 7 p.m. on Friday against the Cardinals and 1 p.m. on Sunday against the Fighting Irish.
- Mariana Brambilla recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 15 kills and 10 digs.
- Three Jackets finished in double-digit kills: Brambilla (15), Kodie Comby (14), Mikaila Dowd (10).