For Immediate Release: September 5, 2008
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Binghamton Volleyball loses to Pittsburgh 3-0

Box Score

PITTSBURGH, PA. -- Meagan Dooley posted nine kills and six blocks to help Pittsburgh (3-2) defeat Binghamton (2-3) 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-21) at the Pitt Classic on Friday night.

The Bearcats were in range at the end of both the second and third sets but could not finish strong against the Big East-member Panthers.

Binghamton held a 21-20 advantage in the third set but let Pittsburgh close out the match on a 5-0 run.

Late in the second set the score was tied at 22-22, but Pittsburgh took the lead and finished on a 3-1 spurt.

"We didn't finish well, but we played hard and the girls looked really good at times," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "Hopefully these matches are preparing us for later down the line this season."

The Bearcats collected a season-high 45 digs in the match.

Sophomore setter Lindsey Mueller (West Bend, Wis.) posted her first double-double of the season via 12 digs 18 assists and senior libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) chipped in 10 digs of her own.

Sophomore hitter Anna Lejina (Riga, Latvia) tied a match-high with nine kills to lead Binghamton's offensive attack.

Michelle Rossi scooped up 14 digs and Nicole Taurence handed out 29 assists for the Panthers.

Binghamton will play their final match at the Pitt Classic against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

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