Immediate Release: October 25, 2006
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sweeps Colgate for fourth consecutive win
N.Y. - Junior Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) nailed
a team-high 12 kills, leading Binghamton
(12-14) to a 30-21, 30-26, 30-28 victory over visiting Colgate
(12-12) in non-conference volleyball action Wednesday night at
West Gym. The victory extends
the Bearcats' home winning streak to a school-record 13 matches.
"I thought a big difference tonight was our serving and
our serve reception," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "We
were able to keep their hitters off balance at key points of
Schauer was the lone Binghamton player to reach double figures
in kills. Senior
middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) posted nine
kills and a match-high three service aces. Senior setter Ashley
Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) tallied 36 assists while sophomere
libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) and sophomore
defensive specialist Katherine Courage (Virginia Beach,
Va.) recorded 13 and 11 digs respectively.
outside hitter Katrina Zawojski of Colgate had a match-high 13
Binghamton broke a 4-4 tie in the first game and took a commanding
20-10 lead. Hoag posted two of her service aces during the decisive
spurt. The Red Raiders could get no closer than six points the
rest of the way.
Nursing a 27-26 lead in the second game, the Bearcats recorded
the final three points. Schauer and Hoag nailed back-to-back
kills and the Red Raiders made a costly attack error to close
out the game.
The Bearcats appeared to be in cruise control in the third game
as they went up 29-21. From there, however, Colgate reeled of
seven straight points, including three kills by freshman outside
hitter Kelsea Loveless. It was an attack error by Loveless, however,
that ended the match.
Bearcats head to Albany for a pivotal conference showdown on
Monday evening against the Great Danes. First serve is set for