Immediate Release: October 6, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
remains unbeaten in AE play, sweeps Hartford 3-0
BU frontline leads Bearcats to first road victory of the season
HARTFORD, CT. - The Binghamton
volleyball team served up a 30-20, 30-26, 30-26 victory over
host Hartford in an America East Conference volleyball match
Friday evening at the Sports Center. With the victory, the Bearcats
are now off to a 2-0 start in conference play and have won four
of their last five matches overall.
was a solid overall team effort," said head coach Glenn
Kiriyama. "This was a good road win for us. Now we have
to focus on getting ready for New Hampshire on Sunday."
(7-13, 2-0 AE) controlled the action at the net for much of the
evening, holding the host Hawks' (7-8, 0-3 AE) to a .038 hitting
percentage and finishing with a commanding 8-1 advantage in total
For Binghamton, junior middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial,
Colorado) was flawless, recording seven kills while failing to
commit a single error on 16 swings. On the evening, Kane led
all hitters with a match-high clip of .438. She also shared match-high
honors with four blocks.
"The first couple of games I thought Jacki really controlled
the net. She did a really good job of blocking and getting her
hands on a lot of their hits."
Sophomore libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) delivered
an outstanding performance as well notching a match-high 19 digs.
Strader's contribution also extended to the offensive end where
she added a career-high four service aces.
"I thought Jacyln did a terrific job for us in the back
row. She made some nice digs and almost pulled out the third
game herself with some timely digs and scramble plays to keep
the ball alive."
Senior middle blocker Megan
Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) paced the Bearcats' attack with a
team-high 11 kills.
For Hartford, Jessica Monroy led all hitters match-high 12 kills
and 14 digs.
looks to extend its current
home winning streak to a Division-I best nine games on Sunday
afternoon as they return to the West Gym for a 1 p.m. contest
against New Hampshire.
Notes: Hoag has recorded double-digit kills in 12 of BUs
last 14 matches and in 15 of 20 matches overall this season.