Virginia Tech Volleyball Drops Last Road Game of Season | Sports

Virginia Tech lost its penultimate game of the season to Boston College on Friday.

The Hokies took Boston College to five sets but failed to secure a win, losing the match 3-2.

The game — the Hokies’ final street competition of the season — was held at Chestnut Hill and marked the second time the two teams have faced each other this season. The Hokies won the first match on September 30 in Blacksburg 3-0.

The first set didn’t go well for Virginia Tech. After allowing Boston College to take a 9-2 lead, they managed to improve their game but failed to overcome the deficit they had put themselves into, losing the set 25-15.

The second set was a completely different story. After the Eagles took a 5-2 lead, the Hokies were able to rally and take a 12-10 lead with a six-point run. They played well for the rest of the set, winning 25-19.

The Hokies continued their trend of up-and-down play, falling behind and losing the third set 25-14. They made twice as many attacking errors as Boston College, hitting .094.

Set four was the tightest of the afternoon. The Hokies took an early 13-7 lead and came just two points from victory with a seven-point lead over the Eagles. Boston College, not wanting to go down without a fight, took eight of the next nine points to hold the set at 24 apiece. Virginia Tech would take the set, but needed 28 points to do so.

Boston College took a 9-4 lead in the fifth set and scored it quickly as they only needed six points to win the match. They won the set 15-9 and also won the match.

The Hokies were able to lead Boston College to five sets, but couldn’t keep up in the end. They scored .183 as a team – 73 points less than their opponent.

The Hokies committed 21 attacking errors in all five sets. While they managed to force 22 out of the Eagles, it was their other mistakes that killed them. Virginia Tech made four more serves than Boston College overall and committed more block errors, reception errors and ball-handling errors than their opponent.

Towards the end of the fourth set, the Hokies led the Eagles 23-16. They made two consecutive attacking errors, allowing the Eagles to tie the set at 24. Although they managed to win the set, it proved unnecessary as they would drop the next set pretty quickly.

With Saturday’s loss, Virginia Tech once again has the worst record in the ACC. The Hokies now have four wins and 13 losses, and have the fewest wins with Clemson, Notre Dame and Virginia.

The Hokies’ final game is Friday, November 25 at the Cassell Coliseum against Notre Dame. With a win, they have the potential to move down from last place and overtake their South Bend opponents in the standings.

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