Immediate Release: October 2, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
Volleyball blocks its way to 3-0 sweep over Colgate
Bearcat front row issues dominant performance in road victory
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.
(Littleton, Colo.) had a team-high 11 kills. Middles Dawn Lammert (Sussex, Wis.) and
(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
Bend West, Wis.) recorded 35 assists and seven digs, while third-year
(Kettering, Ohio) led all players with 19 digs.
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.
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
Binghamton now leads the all-time series 9-8.