For Immediate Release: October 15, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton volleyball defeated by Albany in four games

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Freshman Amanda Cowdrey had a match-high 20 kills to lead three Great Danes in double-digit kills as Albany (14-7, 4-2 AE) topped Binghamton (11-14, 3-2 AE) in America East action on Monday evening at the West Gym. The Danes came out on top by scores of 30-27, 27-30, 30-27, and 30-24. The loss snaps the Bearcats' 17-match home conference winning streak.

Junior Kamisha Kellam posted 16 kills and senior Ashley Crenshaw added 13 kills in the winning effort.

Senior captain
Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) paced the Bearcats with 16 kills, freshman Michelle McDonough (Orland Hills, Ill.) added 12 kills and 13 digs while senior Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) finished with 10 kills and five blocks.

Kane now has 548 career blocks moving her into third place on the all-time BU block list, tying her with former Bearcat Anne Crocus '04.

Led by Kellam's six kills, Albany staked claim to a 30-23 game one win and a 1-0 match lead. The opener featured 13 ties and six lead changes before the Great Danes closed out the game with a 9-2 run.

Game two was all squared away at 24-24 before a Kane kill and a pair of Great Dane attack errors gave BU the lead for good, as the Bearcats tied the match at one game apiece.

Trailing 27-23 in the third set, Albany ran off seven straight points to capture the momentum from BU and forge ahead two games to one.

In the fourth and final game, the Great Danes trailed 4-1 before embarking on a 25-17 run to go up 29-21. After a pair of Binghamton points, the Great Danes sealed the match.

Binghamton wraps up its three-game homestand on Friday, October 19 against preseason favorite UMBC. First serve is set for 6 p.m.

Match notes:
Albany leads the all-time series 24-12.
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