Immediate Release: September 11, 2009
"We just came out tonight and were ready to play," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "It was a big difference from last weekend. Our defense was better, our blocking was better and our back row really dug up a lot of balls."
The Bearcats were led by the outstanding play of their junior outside hitters, Anna Lejina and Michelle McDonough. McDonough had a match-high 18 kills and Lejina posted 16 kills, hit at a .462 percentage and also grabbed 15 digs.
"Anna and Michelle really produced for us tonight on the outside," Kiriyama said.
Binghamton came out on fire in the first set, taking the Tigers 25-15 and hitting at a .346 percentage. McDonough and Lejina had six and five kills in the set, respectively.
The Tigers made a better match of the second set, but BU was able to finish strong and take a 2-0 advantage on the 25-22 win. McDonough added six more kills in the second set.
Freshman Elana King made her mark in the game for BU in the third set. Coming off the bench, King had three aces, five digs and an assist in the period and controlled the serve for two critical BU runs.
Towson's Britney Loomis tallied a team-high nine kills.
Binghamton will look to continue its success at its own tournament, facing Fairleigh Dickinson at 12:30 p.m. and Cornell at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
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