Immediate Release: October 10, 2010
VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton volleyball team finished off homecoming weekend in style defeating Providence 3-1 (25-23, 25-11, 12-25, 25-23) in an America East match Sunday afternoon. The victory gives BU their second straight conference win, improving their record to 2-1, 7-11 overall.
"We started the match off well - our serving really helped us get going," said head coach Glenn Kiriyama. "It feels good to get the two victories this weekend, but we still have a lot of stuff to work on. The team knows we have to pick up our play as we get further into the conference schedule because it's going to be a battle, especially on the road."
Binghamton got off to a quick start as they raced out to a two sets to none advantage over the Friars. The Bearcats used a .321 hitting percentage in the second set to put Providence behind 2-0.
The Bearcats dropped the third set, 25-12 as they had trouble executing. However, in the fourth set Binghamton was able to rally and come back from a late deficit to secure the set and win. BU was down 22-18 late in the fourth but was able to sneak out the victory thanks to a stingy defense, closing out the set 25-23.
Providence out hit Binghamton .181 to .177, but BU used eight service aces to take control of the match.
Senior hitter Michelle McDonough led the charge for BU with 22 kills on .304 hitting while picking up seven digs. Fellow classmate Anna Lejina produced 10 terminations and chipped in seven digs. Sandra DeVito and Mercedes Montford both gave Binghamton solid performances as they put away seven and eight kills, respectively.
The Bearcats are in action again Friday, Oct. 15 at Hartford. First serve is set for 6 p.m.
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