Immediate Release: August 29, 2008
Contact: Matt Muzza (email@example.com)
Binghamton volleyball sweeps Rutgers in season opener
sets new single match hitting percentage record
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. -- Binghamton (1-0) used a well-balanced offensive
attack to defeat Rutgers (0-1), 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-11) on
Friday night in the opening match of the Hilton Garden Inn/Northern
Arizona University Invitational.
The Bearcats offense was on point as the team hit at a .393 percentage
(43-10-84) to set a new school Division I single match record.
Sophomore hitter Michelle
(Orland Hills, Ill.) led the offensive attack with a match-high
nine kills and sophomore hitter Anna Lejina (Riga, Latvia) excelled in her Bearcat
debut by posting eight kills and seven digs.
(Sussex, Wis.) totaled seven kills and three blocks and senior
(Mill Creek, Wash.) contributed six kills and four blocks.
(West Bend, Wis.) dished out 33 assists while running the offense
and senior libero Jaclyn
(Kettering, Ohio) came up with 11 digs.
an overall good performance," head coach Glenn Kiriyama
said. "The team was scrappy in the back row and we also
passed well. We did a lot of good things tonight."
led by Emma Chrystal, who had seven kills.
Binghamton will have two more matches on Saturday at the tournament,
facing Akron at 1 p.m. and Northern Arizona at 10 p.m.
Notes...the previous team
hitting percentage in a single match record was .354 and was
set against Delaware on September 24, 2005...with her 11 digs,
Strader moves past Ashley Meffert (1,266) as the Bearcats all-time
Division I leader in career digs...Strader now has 1,272 in her