Immediate Release: September 12, 2011
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - A pair of Bearcats earned individual honors from the America East, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon. Junior outside hitter Iva Partaleva was recognized as the Player of the Week, while freshman setter Amanda Dettmann earned Rookie of the Week honors. The duo led Binghamton to a 4-0 record last week, as BU returned to .500 after a 0-5 start to the season.
(Partaleva) had a nice three game stretch this weekend,"
head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "She
was aggressive from the start and played better as the games
progressed. Amanda (Dettmann) has been a steady performer for
us and works hard to get the best set up for our hitters."
week Binghamton won their first home match of the season with
a sweep of MAAC-member Siena. Binghamton owns an 8-2 all-time
Division I record against the Saints and are 4-0 on their home
floor. Following their mid-week match the Bearcats traveled down
to New Jersey to take part in the Rutgers Invitational over the
weekend. BU opened the tournament last Friday with a four-set
victory over the host Scarlet Knights. The next morning Binghamton
disposed of Princeton in the same fashion, as four Bearcats tallied
double-digit kills for the second straight match. BU finished
off the week with a five-set thriller against Howard. In their
second matchup in eight days, the Bison pushed the Bearcats to
a fifth set. Binghamton was able to hold off Howard thanks to
a 6-3 run midway through the final set. The first place finish
was BU's first in a preseason tournament since they hosted the
Binghamton Invite in 2008.
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