For Immediate Release: October 31, 2008
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Binghamton volleyball wins three set match over Hartford
Bearcats have now won eight of last nine matches

Box Score

WEST HARTFORD CONN. - Sophomore hitter Michelle McDonough totaled 18 kills and nine digs to lead Binghamton (12-12, 6-1) to a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) over Hartford (6-21, 0-8) in an America East conference match on Friday evening.

"Michelle had a nice match and really carried us all three games," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "We got the timely blocks when we needed it and had some nice hits from Michelle."

McDonough has been on a tear of late, averaging 5.60 kills per set over the last three matches and hit at a .500 percentage in tonight's match (18-4-28).

As a team the Bearcats hit at a .337 percentage (41-10-92).

The Bearcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the match after getting hot when it counted and closing the set on a 10-2 run to post a 25-15 win. McDonough posted seven kills in the frame to get the Bearcats off to a good start.

The Hawks brought a fight to the table in the second set and held a 19-16 edge late in the frame. Binghamton, however, showed some resiliency and closed the set on a 9-2 run to take the lead and a 25-21 set victory.

Binghamton jumped out to an 11-3 lead in the third set and didn't look back, eventually closing the match with a 25-16 third set win.

Sophomore setter Lindsey Mueller recorded 34 assists, eight digs and three blocks. Senior Brianna Strong scooped up a team-high 11 digs and junior middle Dawn Lammert tallied a match-high four blocks for Binghamton.

Binghamton will continue their road trip with a match at Stony Brook on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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