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BEARCAT VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY RELEASE - Oct. 9, 2008
Volleyball Contact - Matt Muzza - sports@binghamton.edu
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This week's schedule:
Maine @ Binghamton
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at 7 p.m.
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New Hampshire @ Binghamton
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at 4 p.m.
Live Stats

Up Next: Bearcats to host Maine, New Hampshire this weekend
The Bearcats are looking to improve on their 2-0 conference start as they host Maine and New Hampshire this weekend. The matches will be the conclusion of a five-match home stand before the squad hits the road for their next five matches.

Scouting Binghamton:
The Bearcats have won three matches in a row and four of their last six. Binghamton won their first two America East matches of the season last weekend, sweeping both Stony Brook and Hartford. The Bearcats sit in a three-way tie for first place in the young conference season. As a team, the Bearcats are first in blocks per set in the AE with a 2.25 average and junior Dawn Lammert (1.07 bps) and sophomore Mercedes Montford (0.98) sit third and fourth in the conference, respectively. Sophomore Anna Lejina ranks fourth in kps (3.29) and sophomore Michelle McDonough sits fifth in kps (3.13). Sophomore Lindsey Mueller ranks second in assists per set with 9.78.

Scouting Maine: The Black Bears (7-9, 0-2) dropped their first two conference matches of the year last weekend, losing to Albany and UMBC. Maine sits atop the conference rankings in service aces per game and is led in kills by senior Lindsey Allman (2.73 per set).

All-time series against Maine: Binghamton leads the all-time series, 10-4 and have won each of the last five meetings.

Scouting New Hampshire: The Wildcats (3-15, 0-2 AE) are currently on a seven-game losing skid, but have faced tough competition during that stretch. They have recently fallen to No. 1 Penn State as well as losing their first two conference matches to Albany and UMBC, who are both 2-0 in the AE to date. The Wildcats are paced by 2007 first team all-conference selection Kirsten Bates who ranks second in the AE with 3.50 kps and Alyse Lahti, who leads the conference with 4.11 digs per set.

All-time series against New Hampshire: The Wildcats lead the all-time series 8-4, but the Bearcats have won four of the past six meetings. The teams split the 2007 series, with each team winning at home.

Lejina and Mueller claim weekly America East accolades
Sophomore Anna Lejina was named America East Player of the Week and sophomore setter Lindsey Mueller was named America East Setter of the Week. Both were key contributors in BU’s 2-0 conference start last week. Lejina averaged four kills per set last week and had 13 kills against Stony Brook and 11 kills against Hartford. She also had eight blocks in the victory over Hartford. Mueller averaged 10 assists per set, while also posting 2.33 digs per set and 1.17 blocks per set for the week.

Bearcats moving up career charts
Senior Ashley Allen has recently moved into fourth place all time on the career Division I block assists list with 246 and is currently tied with former teammate Kathleen Schauer for fourth place for total blocks with 258. Sophomore Michelle McDonough is on the verge of cracking the Division I career kills top 10, as she already has 462 in less than two full seasons. McDonough needs seven kills to displace Katelyn Robinson for tenth all-time. Senior libero Jaclyn Strader is already the Division I leader in career digs.

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