Immediate Release: October 13, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
falls 3-1 on the road at Stony Brook
suffer first conference setback on the year
BROOK, N.Y - In a rematch of last year's America East Championship,
the Binghamton volleyball
team (8-14, 3-1 AE) dropped a 3-1 decision to Stony Brook (10-11,
3-1 AE) Friday evening on Long Island. The host Seawolves won
by scores of 30-26, 23-30, 32-30, 30-15.
"It was a tough match," said head coach Glenn Kiriyama.
"Stony Brook is a solid team all around. They did a great
job in hitting and digging against us. We just couldn't put the
ball past them."
Stony Brook's Morgan Sweany and Gulce Dikecligil each registered
double-doubles to pace the Seawolves. Sweany led all hitters
on the evening with a match-high 25 kills to go along with 18
digs, while Dikecligil chipped in with 19 kills and 20 digs.
BU had a pair of players record
double-digit kills led by Jacki Kane (Centennia, Colo.)
with 15 followed by Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) with
11. Kane also recorded a team-high .333 hitting percentage and
a match-best eight blocks while Hoag notched her 11th double-double
of the season kicking in a team-high 15 digs.
teams volleyed for control early on in the opening set, but it
was Stony Brook that forged ahead on the strength of a 8-2 run
to grab a 24-17 lead. The Seawolves looked poised to take game
one, but Binghamton had other plans as the Bearcats scored 11
of the next 15 rallies to square things away at 28-28. BU's comeback
bid, however, would fall short, as their SUNY counterparts won
the final two points to claim a 30-28 victory.
In game two, Binghamton jumped on the Seawolves with a 14-9 lead
before SBU knotted the score at 18-18. Keyed by 10-2 run, the
Bearcats prevailed 30-23 to even the match at one game apiece.
The third set was a sea-saw affair with eight lead changes and
no more than four points separating the two teams from wire to
wire. On the arms of Sweany (eight kills) and Dikecligil (six
kills) again narrowly came out on top capturing a 32-30 victory.
It was all Stony Brook in the fourth frame as the Seawolves cruised
to a 30-15 win, outhitting BU by a staggering .548-.029 margin.
Binghamton looks to extend its current
home winning streak to a Division-I best 10 games on Sunday
afternoon as they return to the West Gym for a 2 p.m. tilt against
Notes: Needing just four digs entering tonight's contest,
Hoag surpassed that goal, moving into 10th all-time on BU's career
dig list...Kane's eight blocks give her the eighth highest mark
in Binghamton history (365)...The Stony Brook victory marks its
first triumph over BU in its last six attempts.