Immediate Release: September 9, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
splits a pair of contests on final day of Harvard tourney
tops Rutgers before falling to LIU; Meffert and Kane named to
Rutgers Box Score
LIU Box Score
Invitational All-Tournament Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Senior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville,
Ky.) recorded match-highs of 47 assists and 16 digs and junior
middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) added a
team-high 15 kills and eight blocks in a four-game triumph against
Rutgers, highlighting a 1-1 effort for Binghamton volleyball
on the second day of the Harvard Invitational.
Bearcats defeated the Scarlet Knights in their first match of
the day, 3-1 (28-30, 31-29, 30-27, 30-23) before getting swept
in the night cap by defending NEC champion Long Island (30-24,
30-24, 30-22). Both Kane and Meffert's efforts over the weekend
were recognized, as the pair of upperclassmen were each voted
to the all-tournament team.
"I thought the girls fought hard," said head coach
Glenn Kiriyama. "We weren't quite able to keep up with LIU
in that last match, but I felt we played pretty well against
Rutgers. It was another tough tournament. Hopefully we can continue
to improve and to get better with each match."
In addition to Kane, two other players reached double-figures
in kills against Rutgers (3-7). Senior middle blocker Megan
Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) registered 13 kills and 12 digs for
her sixth double-double of the season while right side hitter
Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) posted a new career-high
with 13 kills and nine digs.
its finale against Long Island (6-4), Binghamton was led by Hoag
with a 10 kill, six dig performance. Schauer also added nine
Binghamton (2-8) will return to action next weekend at the Cornell
Invitational. The Bearcat women will take on defending Patriot
League champion American University Friday afternoon at 4:30
p.m.before squaring up against Buffalo and St. John's in a pair
of contests on Saturday.