For Immediate Release: September 9, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (
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Volleyball splits a pair of contests on final day of Harvard tourney
BU tops Rutgers before falling to LIU; Meffert and Kane named to All-Tournament Team

Rutgers Box Score
LIU Box Score

Harvard 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.

The 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.

In its finale against Long Island (6-4), Binghamton was led by Hoag with a 10 kill, six dig performance. Schauer also added nine kills.

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.


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