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For Immediate Release: October 10, 2008
Contact: Matt Muzza (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton volleyball sweeps Maine 3-0

Box Score

VESTAL N.Y. - Sophomore hitter Michelle McDonough posted 14 kills to lead Binghamton (8-11, 3-0) over Maine (7-10, 0-3) 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) in an America East volleyball match from the West Gym on Friday evening.

"Overall it was a good match," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "I thought our play has improved over the last few weeks so its looking promising but we got another tough one tomorrow."

Binghamton has now won four consecutive matches and five of its last seven.

McDonough hit at a solid .440 hitting percentage (14-3-25) and also contributed five blocks.

Sophomore hitter Anna Lejina chipped in with 10 kills to aid McDonough on the offensive attack.

Binghamton collected 10 total team blocks in the match, receiving five from junior blocker Dawn Lammert and four from sophomore blocker Mercedes Montford.

Senior captain Jaclyn Strader tallied a team-high 13 digs for the Bearcats.

Lindsay Allman had eight kills and 14 digs for Maine.

Binghamton will return to action tomorrow against New Hampshire from the West Gym at 4 p.m.

NOTES: Senior hitter Ashley Allen moved into sole possession of fourth place on the Division I career block chart at Binghamton and now has 259 total blocks in her four-year career ... McDonough moved into 10th place on the career kills list and now has a total of 476 in her young career ... Binghamton is 4-0 on its current five-match home stand and has also swept its first three America East opponents in straight sets.

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