A Look Back: 2012 The Moments - No. 4|
Tech overcame a two-set deficit to top Boston College, 3-2, during the opening weekend of the 2012 season.
Aug. 6, 2013
In a special weeklong series we take a look back at the top-five moments from the 2012 Texas Tech volleyball season where the Red Raiders continued their rise back to prominence under Don Flora. This week, we reflect on the individual moments that made the 2012 season special.
Texas Tech opens the 2013 season Aug. 30 at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Weber State. The Red Raiders will face both Seattle and UC Riverside on the opening day before closing the two-day event against Grand Canyon and the host Wildcats.
Red Raiders Make Memorable Rally to Shock Boston College
Aug. 25, 2012 - Texas Tech at Boston College (Boston College Invitational)
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech mounted one of the more memorable come-from-behind victories in recent memory during the season-opening Boston College Invitational where the Red Raiders closed the event by rallying from two sets down to top the host Eagles, 3-2.
The Red Raiders used a nine-point run in the fifth and deciding set to stage the comeback victory as Tech overcame a 10-5 Boston College lead by forcing the Eagles into nine attacking errors during the final frame alone.
The victory earned Tech the Boston College Invitational title after previously defeating Fordham, Binghamton and Siena. It was just the first time Tech had rallied from a two set deficit and won since defeating Kansas State on Nov. 20, 2004, in Manhattan.
Emily Ehrle and Meghan Stacy led the Red Raiders offensively, collecting 15 and 11 kills each off the bench. In addition to her offensive efforts, Stacy also recorded her second double-double of the tournament with 11 digs.
She was joined with a double-double by fellow freshman Emily Ruetter, who dished out 37 assists while recording 11 digs and six blocks. Rachel Brummitt led the Red Raiders with 15 digs followed by Tory Vaughan with 14 and Emily Wright with 12 as well.
Part of Tech's success during the final three sets stemmed from its work at the net where the Red Raiders held a 19-9 advantage in blocks. Mikia Mills led all players with eight blocks while Breeann David and Aubree Piper also chipped in four.
The victory improved Tech to 4-0, marking the Red Raiders' longest undefeated stretch to start a season since 2003. Tech would go on to win its next four matches as well.