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For Immediate Release: September 27, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton volleyball bounces back with 3-1 win over Quinnipiac

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NEW HAVEN, CONN.-- Junior outside hitter
Michelle McDonough tied a career high with 22 kills and added 14 digs, leading Binghamton (7-8) to a 3-1 win over Quinnipiac (1-14) in the final match at the Yale Bulldog Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats won 25-19, 15-25, 25-14, 25-15.

"We played pretty well, especially towards the end of the match," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "Michelle had a nice all around game and (as a team) we did a lot of good digging and blocking."

Tied at one game apiece, Binghamton hit .464 and .316 in the third and fourth games respectively. The Bearcats nailed 33 kills and made just eight attack errors during that span.

Defensively, the Bearcats held the Bobcats to 13 kills over the final two games. Quinnipiac hit just .077 in the third game and .114 in the final game.

Binghamton also did not allow a service ace the entire match.

Junior outside hitter
Anna Lejina added 19 kills and eight digs for Binghamton. Senior libero Brianna Strong chipped in 12 digs and junior setter Lindsay Mueller tallied 46 assists.

The Bearcats return home for a Wednesday match against Siena at 7 p.m.

NOTE: McDonough previously had 22 kills against UMBC on Nov. 7, 2008.

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