Immediate Release: November 12, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
volleyball swept at New Hampshire, 3-0
locked into No. 4 seed for America East tournament
N.Y.--One week after clinching an America East tournament berth,
the Binghamton volleyball team (17-15, 7-6 AE) came out flat
against New Hampshire (9-19, 5-8 AE), losing an America East
Conference match Friday evening in Lundholm Gymnasium. The scores
were 30-15, 30-20, 30-27.
The Bearcats came into the match on a high after sweeping Stony
Brook and clinching their first ever AE tournament berth, but
the tables were turned on Friday by a Wildcat team that has struggled
at times during the season. Binghamton's loss combined with Maine's
upset win over Albany solidified the four seeds for the upcoming
America East tournament. Binghamton has the No. 4 seed and will
face top-seed and host Albany in the Friday's 5 p.m. semifinal.
Senior outside hitter Michele
Heck (Chicago, Ill.) led the way with a team-high 13 kills
and 13 digs. Senior right side hitter Jen
Smith (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) added eight kills and 12 digs.
got hammered," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "They
hit hard and served well, and took us out of our offense. They
didn't give us many good chances to swing. We just didn't play
any phase of the game well tonight."
Binghamton will head to Orono for its final regular season match
- a 4 p.m. contest against the Black Bears on Saturday.