Immediate Release: October 2, 2004
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volleyball takes two of three matches at St. Francis Red Flash
score: West Virginia 3, Binghamton 0
score: Binghamton 3, St. Francis 0
score: Binghamton 3, Canisius 0
LORETTO, Pa.-- The Binghamton volleyball team closed out its
five-week tournament run by taking two of three matches at the
St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash Invitational this weekend. The Bearcats
were swept by West Virginia 30-23, 30-23, 30-26 on Friday before
coming back on Saturday to sweep the host school 30-20, 30-25,
30-21 and Canisius 30-27, 30-23, 32-30.
Senior outside hitter Michele
Heck (Chicago, Ill.)
a team-best 4.0 kills per game during the weekend. Her weekend-high
was 15 kills in the match against St. Francis. Senior middle
Crocus (Bethlehem, Pa.) averaged 3.8 kills and 2.0 blocks
per game. She posted 11 kills two solo blocks and eight block
assists in the win over Canisius.
"Michele has been one of our most effective hitters the
last couple of weeks," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "She
has been getting a lot more sets and did a good job this weekend.
And Anne keeps doing the same thing every match. She controlled
the front row and had another good day today."
Sophomore setter Ashley
Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) had her strongest weekend of
the season, averaging 13.44 assists per game. She had 41 assists
in each of the two wins on Saturday. Freshman defensive specialist
Phillips (Windsor, N.Y.) also had her best weekend of
the season, averaging 4.7 digs per game.
Senior right side hitter Jen
Smith (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) turned in a pair of double-doubles
during the weekend. She had 12 kills and 11 digs against West
Virginia as well as 11 kills and 18 digs in the match against
was a good weekend, especially on Saturday," Kiriyama said.
"Against Canisius, we did a good job blocking ... we got
our hands on a lot of balls and played pretty good defense. They
were pretty tight games and that's what kept us in it. We also
had good blocking against St. Francis. In that match we didn't
hit as well but well enough to win."
Binghamton begins its conference schedule at Albany on Tuesday
at 7 p.m.
NOTES: Heck now has 1,229 career kills, moving her to
within 28 kills of the all-time school record of 1,257 set by
Lauren Caiaciaa from 1992-95 ... Meffert now has 2,077 career
assists. During the St. Francis Red Flash Invitational, she became
just the third player in school history to surpass the 2,000
mark for her career ... for the season, Crocus is now averaging
a team-best 4.15 kills and 1.65 digs per game. Meffert raised
her assists per game average to 11.40.