Immediate Release: November 4, 2005
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volleyball sweeps Stony Brook, remains tied for first in America
take sole possession of first place
N.Y.-- Binghamton junior outside hitter Katie
Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) nailed a match-high 15 kills, leading
Binghamton (17-10, 9-1 AE) to a 30-13, 30-22, 32-30 win over
Stony Brook (9-16, 3-6 AE) in an America East Conference volleyball
match on Friday night at West Gym. The victory is the third straight
for the Bearcats who remain tied for first in the America East
with two regular season matches remaining.
Brody was the only Binghamton player to post double figures in
kills. Sophomore middle blocker Jacki
Kane (Centennial, Colo.) added nine kills and three total
blocks while freshman outside hitter Brianna
Strong (Elkhart, Ind.) posted eight kills and a team-high
10 digs. Junior setter Ashley
Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) tallied 26 assists and recorded
three total blocks.
came out strong the first two games," head coach Glenn Kiriyama
said. "We were blocking and hitting well. We struggled a
bit more in the third game but I'm glad we were able to bounce
back and win that final game."
For Stony Brook, Amy Oleksiej had a team-high 11 kills and Kate
Rushkowski posted a match-high 33 kills.
The Bearcats broke open a 5-5 tie in the opening game and went
on a 25-8 run to take a 1-0 lead. It was a similar story in the
second game, as Binghamton broke open an 8-8 deadlock and went
on a 22-14 run to take a commanding 2-0 lead.
Stony Brook hung tough and held a 29-26 advantage in the thrid
game. Binghamton, however, fought off three game points to tie
the score at 29-29. After squandering a match point, the Bearcats
got a second chance and finished up with a 32-20 win.
travels to Maine on Sunday for a noon match.