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For Immediate Release: November 11, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Volleyball Blanks Hartford 3-0 in Regular Season Finale

The Bearcats will play Stony Brook in the semifinals of the America East Championship on Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m.

Box Score

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.

With 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 program’s all-time lead headed into next weekend's America East Championship.


Freshman hitter
Michelle McDonough (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 Mueller (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 win.

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.

Binghamton 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.

Match notes:
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.

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