Immediate Release: September 21, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volleyball swept in LIU Invitational opener, falls to Yale in three games
Bearcat struggles continue, drop sixth straight match
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Binghamton women's volleyball (6-10) dropped its sixth straight decision, falling to Yale in a 3-0 loss (18-30, 15-30, 26-30) on the first day of action at the Long Island University Blackbird Invitational on Friday evening.
Yale (5-2) put a pair of hitters post double-digit kills, led by Alexis Crusey's 15 and .286 attack percentage. As a team, the Bulldogs hit .228 (45-17-123) in the match and tallied eight blocks.
The Bulldogs asserted themselves quickly in game one, jumping out to a 20-9 advantage and leading by as many as 14 before securing the 30-18 win. The Bearcat struggles continued in the second frame as Yale registered seven of the game's first eight points and cruised to a 2-0 game lead with a dominating 30-15 performance. Game three saw BU's best effort of the afternoon, as the Bearcats led by as many as five points before the Bulldogs recaptured the lead with an 8-2 run and held on for the 30-26 win and 3-0 match victory.
Senior Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) had eight kills at a .308 clip to lead the Bearcats. Junior Ashley Allen (Mill Creek, Wash.) posted seven kills, a team-high 13 digs and three blocks. Freshman setter Lindsey Mueller (West Bend West, Wis.) dished out 24 assists, four digs, and had a pair of blocks. BU committed 24 team errors and posted a .047 (30-24-129) hitting percentage on the afternoon.
The Bearcats continue play at the Blackbird Invitational on Saturday when they take on LIU and Towson, at 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. respectively.
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