Immediate Release: September 18, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Binghamton volleyball program finished the Georgetown Classic 0-3 after dropping a pair of matches Saturday afternoon. The Bearcats fell to Furman in straight sets then came up short against East Carolina in a five-set match. BU is now 4-9 on the year.
"It was a tough day," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said, "we still have a lot of stuff to work on. Xiomara (Ortiz) and Michelle (McDonough) played well for us, but we needed a stronger effort overall."
Binghamton began their day against Furman, the defending Southern Conference regular season champion. The Bearcats dropped the match 13-25, 23-25 and 13-25. BU was unable to get anything going against the Paladins as they lost their second match of the tournament. Furman out hit Binghamton .202 to .082, a new season-low for the Bearcats.
hitter Anna Lejina had 11 kills for
BU while freshman libero Xiomara Ortiz
chalked up 16 digs. Reigning America East Setter of the Week,
Julie Chambers passed out 26 assists
Senior captain Michelle McDonough led the way for the Bearcats with 20 kills and 20 digs. Lejina followed up her solid performance in the Furman match with a 15 kill, 15 dig encore. Chambers handed out 50 assists while Ortiz tallied 24 digs.
Ortiz was named to the all-tournament team.
Binghamton is in action again Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. against Siena.
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