Terps Down Eagles, 3-1
Nov. 24, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Three Terps tallied double-digit kills led by Ashleigh Crutcher's 17 as the Maryland volleyball team (17-15, 8-12 ACC) closed its regular season with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-23) defeat of Boston College Saturday at Power Gymnasium.
In her final ACC contest, Remy McBain notched her second triple-double of the season and the sixth of her career to lead the Terps. McBain finished the match with 11 kills, 22 assists and 10 digs.
Crutcher had a team-high 17 kills on .300 hitting and added four blocks, while Adreené Elliott knocked down 10 kills with four blocks. Mackenzie Dagostino had a team-high 27 assists. Mary Cushman, Emily Fraik and Kelsey Hrebenach each contributed four blocks.
As a team, the Terps finished with 12.5 blocks. It is the second-highest total of the season for the squad.
Maryland hit .323 in the opening set behind five kills from Crutcher and four from McBain. But the Eagles countered with a .297 hitting percentage and managed to win the opening set.
At the start, it was all Terrapins. Maryland raced out to a 6-1 lead with the help of three kills from Crutcher. Boston College rebounded and eventually tied the set at 13 and took the lead 15-13 before Maryland called a timeout.
Out of the timeout, the Terps scored four consecutive points off of two Elliott kills, a block from Cushman and an Eagle error. Maryland held the lead at 21-18 following another Cushman kill before Boston College mounted a comeback.
After an Eagle timeout, Boston College scored seven of the final nine points to go up 1-0.
The second set was controlled by Maryland. With four kills apiece from Crutcher and McBain, the Terps hit .462 in the frame. Maryland scored nine of the first 12 points to seize the momentum.
A BC timeout did not stop the Terrapin offensive push. Maryland eventually grew its lead to 20-10 and went on to win the set by nine points.
The third set started the same way as the second set. The Terps opened on a 7-1 run based on strong defensive play as Maryland forced Boston College into four errors and picked up two blocks.
The Eagles battled back and cut the deficit to one at 10-9, but Cushman sparked a 4-0 Terrapin run to give Maryland a cushion. The Terps stretched the lead to 19-12 and did not allow the Eagles to get closer than two points to win the set 25-21.
The final set was tight throughout as it featured 19 ties and lead changes. With the score tied at 20, Crutcher and Elliott combined on a block following an Eagle error to put the Terps up two.
After a BC timeout, the Eagles closed within one point twice at 22-21 and 23-22. But a bad set by Boston College gave Maryland set point and McBain closed it out two points later with her 11th kill of the match.