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For Immediate Release: September 8, 2010
Contact: Terrence Lollie (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

BU travels to nation's capital for Georgetown Classic
Bearcats look to break .500 for first time this season

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton volleyball team will continue their road trip as they journey to Washington, D.C. to compete in three matches at the Georgetown Classic. Following an impressive 3-1 record last week, the Bearcats look to continue their winning ways. BU will face Georgetown, Furman and East Carolina from Sept. 17-18.

The Bearcats return to action after finishing second behind tournament-host Buffalo at the UB Blue and White Classic. BU went 2-1, defeating Hampton and St. John's, snapping the Red Storm's nine-match winning streak.

This weekend's tournament marks the first-ever meetings between Binghamton and all three of their opponents.

Fans will be able to follow every match of the tournament with live stats by clicking here.

A live video feed of the Binghamton and Georgetown match on Friday, Sept. 17 will also be available by clicking here.

Bearcat Perspective

• Senior hitter's Michelle McDonough and Anna Lejina have combined for 257 of the team's 415 kills (62%).

• McDonough and Lejina were named to the UB Blue and White Classic all-tournament team last weekend.

• Junior setter Julie Chambers leads the America East with 10 assists per set.

• Lejina and McDonough are second and third in the America East, respectively, in kills per set.

• Freshman libero Xiomara Ortiz is pacing the Bearcat defense with 3.59 digs per set, good enough for fourth in the AE.

• Chambers was named America East Setter of the Week for the second straight week after leading the conference with 11.14 a/s.

Scouting the Hoyas

• Georgetown won the Blackbird Invitational last weekend and is currently riding a five-game win streak.

• The Hoyas are off to a 7-5 start after finishing last season 14-16 (12th in the Big East).

• Georgetown returns five starters from last year's squad.

• Kortney Robinson leads the Hoyas with 3.29 k/s and 2.62 d/s.

• Setter Ashley Malone is pacing the Georgetown offense with 10.44 a/s, fourth in the Big East.

Scouting the Paladins

• Furman is 3-6 on the year after defeating South Carolina State last Saturday.

• The Paladins are the defending Southern Conference regular season champions after going 16-0 during conference play, and 26-4 overall in 2009.

• The Paladins are returning five starters and were pick to finish second in the SoCon South.

• Sophomore Chandler Ambrester is tops on the team with 3.09 k/s, third in the Southern Conference.

• Junior Kelly Kirby and sophomore Caroline Adams were preseason All-SoCon selections

• The Paladins suffered a 3-1 defeat to Toledo, a 2010 opponent of the Bearcats.

Scouting the Pirates

• East Carolina is off to a 0-9 start this season after coming up empty-handed in the Wake Forest Black and Gold Challenge.

• The Pirates finished the 2009 campaign 9-19, 12th in Conference USA.

• Amanda Lutzow leads the team with 2.74 k/s while chipping in 2.13 d/s

• ECU is returning three starters, plus the libero from last year's team

Georgetown Classic Schedule

Friday, September 17
5:00 p.m. - Binghamton at Georgetown
7:00 p.m. - East Carolina vs. Furman

Saturday, September 18
11:00 a.m. - Binghamton vs. Furman
1:00 p.m. - East Carolina at. Georgetown
4:30 p.m. - Binghamton vs. East Carolina
7:00 p.m. - Furman at Georgetown

Up Next: The Bearcats travel to Albany, N.Y. to take on the Siena Saints Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

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