Immediate Release: October 3, 2006
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Volleyball's winning streak snapped in 3-0 loss at Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. Binghamton volleyball saw its three-game winning streak snapped in a 3-0 loss at the hands of Syracuse on Tuesday evening at Manley Field House. The Orange came out on top by scores of 30-27, 30-20, 31-29.
Cheryl Cobbina led a trio of Syracuse players that hit in double figures with a match-high 15 kills. Kacie MacTavish notched a 11-dig, 13-kill double-double performance, while teammate Brittany Kern added 10 kills in the winning effort.
The Syracuse attack kept the Binghamton defense off balance for most of the evening, outslugging the Bearcats by a .244-.125 margin. The Orange also held a sizable 10-1 advantage in service aces.
For Binghamton, junior rightside hitter Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) paced the squad's attack with a team-high 12 kills. Schauer has now registered double-digit kills in six consecutive matches. Junior middle blocker Jackie Kane (Centennial, Colo.) added nine kills while senior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) and sophomore libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) each chipped in with double-figures in digs, with 15 and 14 respectively.
"We struggled across the board tonight," said head coach Glenn Kiriyama. "It was a tough loss. We just have to look forward to our conference matches at the end of the week and work hard and practice."
Next up, the Bearcats travel to Hartford for a Friday evening date with the Hawks. First serve is set fpr 7 p.m.
Notes: In a series that dates back to 1972, Syracuse now holds a 14-2 all-time advantage over the Bearcats. Binghamtons last victory in the series came in 1976.
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