Volleyball defeats Eagles

Photo by John Nakano

The women’s volleyball team had a two game road trip this past weekend.

Their first game was played at Syracuse on Oct. 25. This was the first time the Jacket’s volleyball team had ever played in a football stadium. Tech lost in straight sets to Syracuse, 18-25, 22-25, 19-25. This was the fifth game in the row where the Lady Jackets lost in straight sets. Sophomore Callie Bivings recorded her first career double-double, tallying up 26 assists and a career high 11 digs. Jennifer Percy led the team with 13 kills. Tech struggled throughout the game with 9 service errors and 18 attacking errors.

Next, the volleyball team travelled to Chestnut Hill, Ma. to take on Boston College. Boston College entered the game 0-9 in ACC play and Tech had come into the matchup winning 12 in a row versus Boston College. Tech won the matchup 3-2 (25-16, 9-25, 19-25, 25-23, 15-12). The Jackets won the first set, 25-16, connecting on 34.3 percent of their kills, a game high. Tech’s offense and defense struggled in the second set as Boston College won 25-9 and Tech had a game high of 5 attacking errors. After losing the third set, the Jackets bounced back in a must-win fourth set, 25-23, to force a game deciding fifth set.

In the fifth set, Tech rallied from down 9-10 to win 15-12. Sophomore Wimberly Wilson had two key service aces in the fifth set. Her first gave the Jackets a 13-12 lead and her last ace was the match clinching point. The win improved the Jackets’ record to 8-14 and 2-8 in ACC play. The Jackets snapped their five game streak without recording a set and look to continue their winning streak tonight.