Immediate Release: October 20, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
continues home dominance, outlast Maine in five games
register program-best 11th straight triumph on home floor
N.Y - The Binghamton volleyball
team pulled out a hard-fought five-game victory (23-30, 30-24,
30-21, 32-34, 15-8) over visiting Maine on Friday night in America
East Conference action at the West Gym. The Bearcats have now
won a program-best 11 straight matches on their home floor and
seven of their last nine overall.
was a good, well-earned victory," said head coach Glenn
Kiriyama. "Our passing and serving really picked up as the
match progressed and proved to be key down the stretch."
5-1 AE) placed four players
in double figure kills, led by senior Megan Hoag's (Brunswick,
Ohio) team-high 15 kills at a match-high .400 clip. Sophomore
Ashley Allen contributed 13, while juniors Jacki Kane
and Kathleen Schauer tacked on 12 and 11 respectively.
Kane also added a match-high eight blocks.
Senior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) ran the
balanced Bearcat attack superbly, recording her second-straight
and ninth overall double-double of the season with 45 assists
and a match-high 23 digs.
Sophomore libero Jaclyn
Ohio) was a force from the service line where she tallied a career-high
five aces. Strader also added 15 digs.
The two teams split the first two games, with the Black Bears
taking the opener 30-23 and Binghamton squaring things up after
leading from wire to wire with a 30-24 game-two victory.
On the strength of an 11-2 run midway through the match's third
frame, BU cruised to a comfortable 30-21 triumph to take a two
games to one advantage.
Game four was a wild affair that featured 12 ties and 8 lead
changes. Trailing 29-25, the Bearcats fought valiantly, reeling
off five consecutive points to stake a 30-29 lead. BU, however,
was unable to seal the deal, as the Black Bears overcame two
match points to register a 34-32 victory and force a fifth and
Bolstered by the support of a boisterous home crowd, the Bearcat
women jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the final frame and never
looked back, posting a 15-8 win.
Maine (4-15, 2-4 AE), Laura Goettsch put down a match-high 16
kills while teammate Jessica Wolfenden notched a double-double
with 12 kills and 15 digs.
continues its three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon against
Hartford. First serve is set for 2 p.m.
Notes: Dating back to last season, Binghamton has
now won 15 of its last 18 (.833 pct.) America East Conference
matches...BU is now 3-2 in five-game matches...Meffert's 23 digs
left her just one shy of equaling her career high set September
8 at Harvard...Strader has now recorded double-digit digs in
seven straight and in 20 of 24 overall matches this season.