For Immediate Release: September 22, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (
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Volleyball loses in four games at Syracuse

Box Score

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--Despite a match-high 18 kills and 10 blocks from senior middle blocker Anne Crocus (Bethlehem, Pa.), the Binghamton volleyball team (5-7) was defeated by Syracuse (12-1) in four games on Wednesday. The scores were 30-21, 30-26, 19-30, 30-27. The Bearcats have now dropped their last two matches.

Crocus, who leads the America East Conference in kills per game, blocks per game and attack percentage, hit a team-best .268 (18-7-41). Three of her blocks were solo efforts while the other seven were assisted.

After winning the first game, 30-21, Syracuse played from behind much of game two. The Orangewomen would eventually win the game 30-26, but Binghamton had gained the momentum as game three began. With the score tied, 17-17, Binghamton on a 10-point run to take the lead 27-17. The Bearcats went on to win game three but Syracuse came back to take the fourth game and close out the match.

Senior outside hitter Michele Heck (Chicago, Ill.) and sophomore setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) each turned in a double-double against the Orangewomen. Heck had 12 kills and 10 digs while Meffert had a match-high 43 assists and 10 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) added a team-high 11 digs.

The Bearcats return home to host the Binghamton Invitational this coming weekend.

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