VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY RELEASE - Oct. 28, 2008
@ Stony Brook
Scouting Binghamton: The Bearcats (10-12, 5-1) are coming off a weekend split against fellow top-tier America East foes two weekends ago. The Bearcats were swept by first-place Albany before defeating third-place UMBC 3-1. With the win over the Retrievers, the Bearcats claimed second place in the conference standings. Overall, the Bearcats have won six of their last seven matches. The Bearcats are tops in the America East in blocking (2.18 per set) and junior middle Dawn Lammert leads the way with a team-high 1.04 blocks per set. Sophomore middle Merecedes Montford has been contributing 0.94 blocks per set. Offensively Binghamton is led by the sophomore tandem of Michelle McDonough and Anna Lejina who are averaging 3.26 and 3.29 kills per set, respectively. Sophomore Lindsey Mueller ranks second in the AE in assists with 9.90 per set.
Scouting Cornell: The Big Red (7-11, 6-2) are currently in third place in the Ivy and are led by Emily Borman who is averaging 2.51 kills per set while hitting at a .369 percentage. Borman was recently named Ivy League Player of the Week.
All-time series against Cornell: Since the Bearcats moved to Division 1 in 2001, Cornell has held a close 2-1 advantage in the series. Last season, the Bearcats swept the Big Red in Vestal with scores of 30-13, 30-16, 30-26. In that match current sophomore Michelle McDonough posted 10 kills, seven digs and three blocks and current sophomore Lindsey Mueller collected 33 assists, 10 digs, five blocks and three kills.
Scouting Hartford: The Hawks (5-20, 0-7) have lost nine matches in a row after being defeated twice by Stony Brook last weekend. Hartford will play their final non-conference contest of the season against Providence on Wednesday before they host Binghamton on Friday. The Hawks are paced by junior Erin Macro who is averaging 3.30 kps.
All-time series against Hartford: Binghamton holds a commanding 11-2 edge over Hartford and have won each of the last nine meetings. Earlier this season, junior Dawn Lammert recorded 12 blocks in a 3-0 sweep of the Hawks on October 5.
Scouting Stony Brook: The Seawolves (11-14, 2-5) have won two in a row, after defeating Hartford twice last weekend. The defending AE regular-season champions are led by Gulce Dikcligil, who is the reigning AE player of the week, her fourth honor of the season. Dikecligil leads the conference in kills and service aces.
All-time series against Stony Brook: The all-time Division I series is knotted at 8-8 after Binghamton evened up the score earlier this season with a 3-0 victory at the West Gym on October 3. In 2007, the Seawolves won all three matches, including the knockout blow to the Bearcats in the conference semifinals.
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