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For Immediate Release: October 2, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Volleyball blocks its way to 3-0 sweep over Colgate

Bearcat front row issues dominant performance in road victory

Box Score

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- The Binghamton volleyball team recorded a season-high 17 blocks in the process of registering a 3-0 (30-27, 30-25, 30-27) victory over Colgate in non-conference volleyball action Tuesday night at Cotterell Court.

Third-year outside hitter
Ashley Allen (Mill Creek, Wash.) led BU's outstanding defensive effort with a career high 10 blocks and she also added eight kills. With the victory, the Bearcats stretch their winning streak to three matches and improve to 9-12 overall. The Red Raiders fall at the hands of Binghamton for the seventh straight match and fall to 8-8 on the season.

Senior captain Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) had a team-high 11 kills. Middles Dawn Lammert (Sussex, Wis.) and Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) were right behind Schauer with 10 kills apiece. The duo were part of a formidable BU front row defense that combined for 17 blocks, with nine and eight respectively.

"It was one of our better matches. I thought our middles really dominated play at the net, especially Dawn and Jackie," said ninth-year head coach Glenn Kiriyama. "The play of our middle made a huge difference throughout the match."

First-year setter
Lindsey Mueller (West Bend West, Wis.) recorded 35 assists and seven digs, while third-year libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) led all players with 19 digs.

Katrina Zawojski was the only Colgate player to reach double figures in kills as she had a match-high 13 kills.

BU outhit Colgate .183 to .099 and committed only 17 errors compared to the Radiers' 30. The Bearcats also held a 17.5-6 advantage in team blocks. Colgate led 67-56 in digs and 8-5 in service aces.

The Bearcats won the first game 30-27. BU jumped out to a 7-2 lead and held that lead the remainder of the way in a game one win. In game two, it was once again all Bearcats, as they never trailed and outhit the hosts, .286 to .093. BU wrapped up the victory with a 30-27 win in game three. The Bearcats took the lead for good with a 5-0 run that turned a 24-24 tie into a 29-24 advantage.

"I thought we served them tough. Their offense was never able to run their good offense against us and it played key role in all three games. It was a good win for us against a solid team. We look forward to keep up the strong play this weekend."

The Bearcat road trip continues in Hartford (7-11, 0-1 AE) on Friday at 6 p.m. in the first of two conference dates over the weekend.

Game Notes:
Binghamton now leads the all-time series 9-8.

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