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For Immediate Release: September 20, 2008
Contact: Matt Muzza (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton volleyball overcomes Hofstra 3-1
Lejina posts career-high 22 kills in match

Box Score

BOWLING GREEN, OHIO. - Sophomore
Anna Lejina crushed 22 kills to lead Binghamton (4-9) over Hofstra (5-7) 3-1 (20-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-20) at the Bowling Green/Best Western Invitational on Saturday morning.

The Bearcats snapped a six-game losing streak with the victory.

"It was a nice win for us and a long time coming," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "Our outsides really carried us and our middles were also good and took advantage of the opportunities that they got."

After dropping the first set of the match, Binghamton won the second 25-21, capitalizing on Hofstra's 10 errors in the frame. The Pride were held to a -.030 hitting percentage in the set.

The Bearcats went on to dominate the second half of the third set after trailing early 10-8. The squad exploded to a 17-5 run over the rest of the set to claim a 2-1 edge in the match.

Binghamton and Hofstra were knotted at 19-19 late in the fourth set when senior libero and co-captain Jaclyn Strader took the service and provided the spark on a 6-1 run with three aces to close out the match and victory for the Bearcats.

Strader also tallied a season-high 19 digs in the match to go along with four total service aces.

Lejina had a .375 hitting percentage (22-4-48) and also contributed two blocks. Frontcourt mate Ashley Allen was productive on offense as well, putting up eight kills on a .333 hitting percentage.

Sophomore Lindsey Mueller recorded her sixth double-double of the season, giving out a season-high 49 assists to go along with 11 digs and four blocks.

Sophomore Michelle McDonough posted her first double-double of the season, finishing the match with 14 kills and 12 digs.

Binghamton will be play one more match today, squaring up against Rice at 4:30 p.m.

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