For Immediate Release: August 28, 2009
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Binghamton volleyball drops season opener to Marshall 3-0

Box Score

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Katy Schad slammed 13 kills in leading Marshall (1-0) to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-22) sweep of Binghamton (0-1) at the Hofstra/Asics Invitational on Friday evening.

"Marshall executed better than we did tonight and we are hoping to learn from it and play better in our matches tomorrow," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said.

After Marshall quickly jumped out to a 2-0 set advantage, the Bearcats took their first lead of the match at 11-10 in the midst of a 9-2 run in the third set. The Bearcats largest margin of the match came at 13-10 before Marshall rallied to regain control of the set and wrap up the three-set sweep.

Marshall outhit Binghamton in the match .330 to .000.

Elizabeth Herman added 10 kills for Marshall while setter Elizabeth Fleming had 29 assists.

Junior hitters Michelle McDonough and Anna Lejina paced BU with nine kills apiece.

Senior libero Brianna Strong scooped up a team-high 12 digs from the back line for the Bearcats.

Binghamton returns to action tomorrow with a doubleheader against tournament-host Hofstra and Rhode Island.

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