For Immediate Release: September 22, 2010
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BU takes down Siena in straight sets to earn second win over MAAC foe this season
Bearcats used a strong overall team performance to down Saints

Siena Box Score

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- The Binghamton volleyball program took care of business Wednesday evening defeating Siena in straight sets. The Bearcats won the match 25-18, 25-13 and 25-22. This marks the second consecutive season that the Binghamton has swept Siena.

"It was our best blocking performance of the year," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "We played a nice match overall and it felt good to a quick win under out belt. The girls played well together and showed the ability to perform when needed."

Siena was able to jump out on the Bearcats early in the first set thanks to a 4-0 run, giving the Saints a 10-5 advantage. Binghamton battled back and evened the set at 15 on senior hitter Anna Lejina's kill. A block by sophomore middle Alex Roland and Lejina gave BU a late 18-15 lead. Siena never recovered and a kill by Lejina gave BU the 25-18 first set victory.

Binghamton carried their momentum into the second set establishing a 6-2 lead on a kill by sophomore transfer Iva Partaleva. The Bearcats continued to build on their lead throughout the set, never allowing Siena any closer than two. A 6-0 run, highlighted by a block and kill by Roland, gave BU the two sets to none advantage.

The third set was a back and forth affair that eventually led to Siena gaining an 18-14 edge. The Bearcats displayed their determination to win however, after going down 22-20 late. A 5-0 run helped BU close out Siena and secure their fifth victory of the season.

Anna Lejina lead the way for the Bearcats registering 13 kills and five digs and four blocks. Junior setter Julie Chambers stuffed the stat sheet tallying 28 assists, seven digs, two blocks and a service ace.

Binghamton used a .204 to .044 hitting advantage to earn the victory. BU also out blocked the Saints 16-2.

The Bearcats are in action one week from today, Wednesday Sept. 29 against Syracuse. First serve is set for 7 p.m. in Syracuse, N.Y.

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