For Immediate Release: October 28, 2009
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Binghamton volleyball squad falls 3-2 at Colgate
McDonough establishes a new career-high in kills

Box Score

Hamilton, N.Y. - Patriot League member Colgate (11-11) evened up their record as they outlasted Binghamton (11-12) 3-2 (
21-25, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23, 15-11) in a non-conference match on Wednesday night. Binghamton falls to 1-5 this season in five-set matches and has dropped four of its last five contests.

"I felt like we never got a rhythm going tonight," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "We struggled running the offense and had 13 serving errors. We couldn't get anything going all night."

In the first set Binghamton jumped out to a 7-2 lead but Colgate was able to fight back into the set. The Raiders eventually led 20-19 before Binghamton took six of the next seven points to take a 25-21 win.

Colgate was once again able to earn a late lead in the second set, winning 18-16 over the Bearcats. However, BU mustered together another late spurt, going on a 9-3 run to take the 2-0 lead. McDonough tallied eight kills in the second frame.

The Raiders again were able to develop late leads in the third and fourth set, and unlike the first two, Binghamton was unable to come back and win. Colgate won the third set 25-16 and the fourth 25-23 to force the fifth and final set.

Binghamton led 5-4 in the fifth until Colgate went on a 7-2 run to take an 11-6 edge. After a timeout, BU scored three straight points to get within 11-9. The teams traded the next four points which resulted in a 13-11 Colgate lead. The Raiders then nabbed the next two points to take a 15-11 set win and a 3-2 match victory.

Colgate was led by Kaleigh Durket's 17 kills. Teammates Casey Ritt, Maureen Colligan and Logan Keala each chipped in with 11 kills.

Junior hitter Michelle McDonough set a new career-high with 23 kills and added six digs for BU. Junior hitter Anna Lejina contributed 19 kills while hitting .385 and added seven digs.

Senior middle Dawn Lammert knocked down nine kills and four blocks and junior setter Lindsey Mueller dished out 54 assists to go along with nine digs, four blocks, three kills and an ace.

Binghamton will next host conference foe New Hampshire on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Note: McDonough's previous career-high in kills was 22, which she had totaled three times.

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