Immediate Release: September 3, 2005
Contact: Thomas Moore II (firstname.lastname@example.org)
volleyball wins final two matches at the Crusader Classic
Score vs. St. John's
WORCESTER, Mass. - Binghamton (4-0) won its final two matches
at the Crusader Classic, first defeating Siena (0-2) 3-2, then
won 3-2 against St. John's (4-1) Saturday at the Hart Center.
The Bearcats placed first in the two-day tournament. This is
the first time in Division I history and the first since the
1997 season where the Binghamton volleyball team started 4-0.
Junior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) was named to the
Against Siena, the Bearcats won 30-28, 30-27, 15-30, 27-30, 15-8.
Binghamton was led by junior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick,
Ohio) with 13 kills, 11 digs and three aces, while Meffert contributed
with 49 assists and a team-high 15 digs. Sophomore middle blocker
Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) had 12 kills and 5 blocks and
had a team high .333 hitting percentage. Junior outside hitter
Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) contributed 13 kills.
"It was a nice win against a tough team," head coach
Glenn Kiriyama said. "It was an up and down match, but we
fought hard and scored when we needed to."
In the second match against St. John's, Binghamton won by scores
of 25-30, 30-28, 30-27, 25-30, 15-11. Brody led the way for the
Bearcats with a team-high 20 kills and 16 digs. Hoag her fourth
double-double of the season with 18 kills, 16 digs and hit .316
in the match. Sophomore outside hitter Kathleen Schauer (Littleton,
Colo.) had 10 kills, 9 digs and a match-high .450 hitting percentage.
Kane contributed with 10 kills and a pair of blocks. Meffert
again had a great match with 57 assists and 8 digs. Junior outside
hitter Katie Robertson (Ancaster, Ontario) contributed with 7
kills and 10 digs.
"It was a good match, from start to finish we played very
intense," Kiriyama said. "We did not give up at during
the match. The team finished strong in the fifth game. From blocking
to hitting to some timely digs we played well all around. This
was a nice victory for the team."
Binghamton host Syracuse on Tuesday for its first home game of
the season at 7 p.m.
NOTE: Last season the Bearcats were 5-1 when the match
came to a fifth game, this season they are 2-0.