For Immediate Release: November 19, 2004
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Binghamton volleyball falls to Albany in semifinal game

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ALBANY, N.Y.--In its first ever America East semifinal match since joining the conference in 2002, the No. 4 seed Binghamton (17-17, 7-7 AE) volleyball team fell 3-0 to the top seed host Albany (26-6, 13-1 AE) Friday evening at University Gymnasium. Binghamton lost the match 30-17, 30-16, 30-13.

"I thought the girls had a great season," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "It is great to make the conference tournament . The team fought hard and ran up against a real good team that was playing well. I thought throughout the season our seniors put in a good effort."

In the first game the Bearcats overcame a small defict to tie the game at nine a piece. The Great Danes took over at that point, going on a 21-8 run to end the first game. In the second and third game Binghamton got behind quickly and was unable to overcome the deficit to Albany.

Sophomore middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) was the only Bearcat to be named to the all-tournament team hitting .300 in the game on four kills. Senior right side hitter Jen Smith (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) had seven digs. Senior middle hitter Anne Crocus (Bethlehem, Pa./Bethlehem) contributed four kills and four digs. Senior outside hitter Michele Heck (Chiago, Ill.) had four kills. Sophomore setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) added 10 assists and four digs.

Albany out hit Binghamton .422 to .062 in the match

Binghamton finished their third and most successful season in the America East with a 17-17 record, going 7-7 in conference play.


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