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BU For Immediate Release: October 9, 2005
Contact: Thomas Moore II (sports@binghamton.edu)
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Binghamton volleyball shocks Albany with 3-1 win
Bearcast still undefeated in conference play

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VESTAL, N.Y.-- Binghamton volleyball team (12-9, 4-0 AE) remains undefeated in conference play with a shocking 3-1 win over Albany (15-3, 2-1 AE) in an America East volleyball match Sunday afternoon at the West Gym. Binghamton won by the scores of 30-26, 23-30, 32-30, 31-29. The Bearcats 4-0 start against conference foes this season is best start for the Bearcats since joining the conference four years ago.

In the first game, Albany did not lead the game after it was tied at 7-7. The Great Danes managed to tie the game seven times but were never able to go ahead of the Bearcats. With the game knotted at 24-24, the Bearcats finished off the first game with a 6-2 run, winning game one 30-26.

Game two Albany took the lead early in the match and never let it up. In the third game, the two teams played close. With the Bearcats one point away from winning the game (29-28), Binghamton had an attack error to knot the game at 29-29. The two teams traded the next points to tie the game at 30-30. Binghamton had a pair of kills to end the game, winning 32-30.

In the final game of the match, was similar to the previous game, with the two teams close throughout the game. The teams traded leads throughout the game, till the end when it was tied at 29-29. Then junior outside hitter Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) finished the match with a pair of kills to stun the Great Danes.

"This was the biggest win since I have been here. Albany has been the top-ranked team in the conference the past couple years," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "All-around I thought our team played well. They come out strong, serving and playing defense well. We played well at the net which made the difference."

Binghamton was led by Brody with 19 kills, junior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) with 55 assists, sophomore outside hitter Kathleen Schauer (Litteton, Colo.) with a career and team-high 17 digs and sophomore middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) added a match-high 6 blocks. Junior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) had 17 kills and 5 blocks, while Schauer also had 5 blocks. Meffert and Brody each had 12 digs in the win. Kane added 13 kills.

Binghamton will host Maine in an America East match on Friday at 7 p.m. in the West Gym.
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