For Immediate Release: October 30, 2006
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Volleyball falls on the road at Albany 3-0
Bearcats' four-match winning streak snapped, Albany takes over America East's top spot

Box Score

ALBANY, N.Y. - The Binghamton volleyball team (12-15, 6-2 AE) saw its four-match winning streak snapped in a 3-0 loss at the hands of Albany (14-9, 7-2) on Monday evening in America East conference action at the University Gymnasium. The host Great Danes came out on top by scores of 30-21, 30-17, 30-27.

With the setback, Albany has reclaimed sole possession of first place in the America East Conference standings.

Shelby Goldman led a pair of Albany players that hit in double figures with a match-high 15 kills. Blair Buchanan recorded a double-double with an impressive 39-assist, 11-dig performance, while teammate Kamisha Kellam added 10 kills in the winning effort.

Binghamton's hitters were held in check for much of the evening, managing only a .061 attack percentage. Albany also dominated action at the net, outblocking the Bearcats by a sizeable 12-4 margin.

Junior middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) led the Bearcat women with a team-high eight kills while senior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) added six kills and a match-high 19 digs and sophomore libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) kicked in 14 digs in the lossing effort.

Albany broke open a 16-16 tie in the first game on the strength of a decisive 12-3 spurt to take the opener. The Great Dane momentum continued in game two, as the hosts led from the nset in a dominating 30-17 victory. Binghamton would pick up its play in the third frame, however, with the game tied, 26-26, Albany scored three straight points to stake claim 30-27 match-clinching win.

"Albany was just the superior team tonight," said head coach Glenn Kiriyama. "We just have to pick up our play and work hard to make sure we are prepared for another tough match on Friday."

Binghamton is back in action on Friday evening as they host SUNY rival Stony Brook in the Bearcats' regular season home finale at 7:00 pm.

Notes: BU seniors Megan Hoag,Ashley Meffert, Shadi Movahedian and Katie Robertson will be honored prior to Friday's match as part of the annual "Senior Day" Celebration...Binghamton concludes the month of October with a 6-3 overall record.


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