Immediate Release: November 11, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volleyball Blanks Hartford 3-0 in Regular Season Finale
Bearcats will play Stony Brook in the semifinals of the America
East Championship on Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m.
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Senior middle hitter Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) had a team-high 10 kills
and a match-high seven blocks to lead Binghamton (16-17, 7-5
AE) to a 3-0 shutout of Hartford (8-23, 1-11 AE) on Sunday afternoon
at the West Gym. The Bearcats came out on top by scores of 30-15,
30-13, and 30-19.
her performance at the net, Kane moves into second on the school's
all-time total block list. She now has 607 career blocks and
is just six behind Susan Rinde 84 for the programs
all-time lead headed into next weekend's America East Championship.
Freshman hitter Michelle
(Orland Hills, Ill.) added eight kills, five digs, and three
blocks, while senior hitter and team captain Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.)
finished with six kills, four digs, and three blocks.
Freshman setter Lindsey
(West Bend, Wis.) had 32 assists to go along with 14 digs for
her 24th double-double of the season. Mueller also contributed
five kills and three blocks in BU's winning effort.
Hartford led 12-10 in game one before BU erupted with a 20-3
run to grab the 1-0 match lead. Kane and McDonough were dominant
in the opening set with six kills apiece without an error committed.
Kane also added four blocks to pace the Bearcats in the 30-15
Binghamton came out strong to start the second game, scoring
the first seven points en route to a 30-13 decision. Senior Ashley Hoin (Menands, N.Y.) had
a solid game with four kills and two blocks as Binghamton took
a 2-0 lead in the match.
Game three was the closest game of the match as Hartford lead
5-1 early. Binghamton then went on an 11-3 run to take the lead
for good and close out the match with a 30-19 win.
Hartford's Megan Schauffele had 10 kills to lead the Hawks.
held a decisive advantage at the net, outblocking Hartford 13-2.
Sunday was Senior Day as BU honored its four graduating seniors
Kane, Schauer, Hoin and Rachel Ayers (Canandaigua, N.Y.) prior to the match.
Binghamton, the No. 4 seed, opens the America East tournament
with a semifinal game at No. 1 seed Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon.
Kane entered the contest ranked 15th in the nation in blocks
per game (1.52 b/g) while the Bearcats ranked 25th overall (3.02
b/g)...BU concludes the regular season with a 6-3 home record.