Immediate Release: October 21, 2005
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Binghamton volleyball win steak extended to six after 3-1 win over Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, CONN.-- Binghamton sophomore middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) produced team-highs of 14 kills and 10 blocks to help Binghamton (14-9, 6-0 AE) improve its win streak to six matches with a 3-1 win over Hartford (8-14, 0-6 AE) in an America East volleyball match Friday evening at the Sports Center. Binghamton won by the scores of 30-20, 30-16, 27-30, 30-20. The Bearcats six game win streak is the longest in Binghamton's Division I tenure, and the longest since the team won nine straight during the 1999 season.
"I thought Jacki was close to unstoppable tonight," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "She was solid in the middle on both offense and defense."
The Bearcats served up 11 aces and totalled 14 blocks, while taking advantage of 42 attack errors by Hartford. Kane also had a match and career-high attack percentage of .609 (14-0-23). Junior outside hitter Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) contributed 13 kills, nine digs and three aces. Sophomore outside hitter Kathleen Schauer (Litteton, Colo.) and freshman libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) each produced a team-high 11 digs. Schauer added five blocks, while Strader added a match-high four aces. Junior outside hitter Katie Robertson (Ancaster, Ontario) contributed 10 digs. Junior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) passed a match-high 35 assists.
"I thought our defense carried us through the tough times," Kiriyama said. "The defense kept us close in the third game. Hartford had some good hitters that would have scored more points if it was not for our blocking."
Binghamton will start the second half of its America East schedule on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Albany.
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