Wake Forest Rolls Past Boston College
Sept. 29, 2017

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeVolleyball)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest volleyball team cruised past Boston College, 3-0, on Friday evening at LJVM Coliseum.

The Deacs (10-5, 2-1 ACC) pulled away in the first and second sets to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the match. Then, after Boston College (3-10, 0-3 ACC) battled to cut Wake Forest's third-set lead to 21-20, the Demon Deacons took four of the next six points to clinch the match on a block assist by Kylie Long and Caitlyn Della.

Freshman Caroline Kuhn led the Deacs with 11 kills and 27 total attacks. Della also enjoyed an outstanding match, producing seven kills to go along with three blocks and a team-leading .429 hitting percentage. On defense, Madeline Holt led the team in digs (nine) and assists (30) for the second straight match.

The Deacs raced out to a big lead midway through the first set, as they reeled off six out of seven points to establish an 18-12 advantage. With Wake Forest leading, 24-16, Boston College rallied to win six straight points before the Deacs closed out the set at 25-22. The Demon Deacons held the Eagles to a -.156 hitting percentage in the first set.

In the second set, Wake Forest hit .318 on its way to a convincing 25-17 win. Kuhn tallied four kills, while Della and Caroline Rassenfoss added two each.

The Eagles showed fight in the third, as they fought back into the set after falling behind 8-2. After that, neither team separated itself until the Deacs won the final two points to claim the match.

Wake Forest held a sizeable offensive advantage in the match, totaling 37 kills compared to Boston College's 23. The Deacs outhit the Eagles .200 to .024. Boston College's .024 hitting percentage is the lowest Wake Forest has held an opponent to this season.

Up next, the Deacs will look for their third straight conference win, as they host Syracuse this Sunday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. The match will be the team's annual Dig for a Cure Game, with the players wearing pink jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness.


 

 

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