Immediate Release: September 16, 2006
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splits a pair of matches on final day at Cornell Invitational
outlasts Buffalo before falling to St. John's; Kane named to
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ITHACA, N.Y.- Senior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick,
Ohio) and junior right side hitter Kathleen Schauer (Littleton,
Colo.) each registered a team-high 14 kills to lead the Bearcats
to a 3-2 triumph over Buffalo, highlighting a 1-1 effort on the
second and final day at the Cornell Invitational Saturday at
Bearcats went the distance in their first match of the day, taking
a 30-28, 22-30, 30-28, 25-30, 15-12 decision from the Bulls before
falling to St. John's, 30-20, 30-24, 30-28, in the nightcap.
Junior middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) was
BU's third player to hit in double figures in the victory over
Buffalo (10-4), tallying 13 kills at a team-high .310 clip.
Kane's efforts on the weekend earned her a second straight all-tournament
team nod, a week after earning similar honors at the Harvard
Senior setter Ashley Meffert added a 48-assist, 11-dig
double-double, her fifth of the season, while sophomore libero
Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) and classmate defensive
specialist Katherine Courage (Virginia Beach, Va.) kicked
in 16 and 12 digs, respectively.
UB was led by Jenna Hape's 19 kills and 12 digs, while Claudia
Neba chipped in with 15 kills and a match-high .360 hitting percentage.
two New York State squads matched up very evenly over the course
of the five-game set, finishing even in digs (56-56) and team
blocks (13-13), and apart by only narrow margins in assists (BU
58-57), kills (UB 63-60) and service aces (UB 16-13). Despite
registering three fewer kills as a team, Binghamton outhit Buffalo,
.213 to .199 on the afternoon.
was a nice win for us against a strong Buffalo program,"
said head coach Glenn Kiriyama. "It was a total team effort.
Ashley (Meffert) did a great job setting up our hitters, Kathleen
(Schauer) delivered some very timely shots when we needed them
and I thought our middles were extremely active throughout. It
was nice to see everyone performing at such a high level."
In its tournament finale, Binghamton was overmatched by tournament
champion St. John's (14-1), falling in three straight games.
The Red Storm were led by Caitlin Rimgaila who posted match-highs
with 15 kills and a sterling .583 hitting percentage. Overall,
St. John's outhit the Bearcat women .292 to .225 and finished
with a lofty 53-34 advantage in digs.
For the Bearcats, Jacki Kane capped off an impressive
weekend by pacing all hitters with 11 kills at a BU season-high
.474 clip. Complementing Kane in the middle, Megan Hoag
chipped in a ten-kill, five-dig performance.
"St. John's is a very complete team. We hit decently, but
had a really tough time getting anything down against them,"
said head coach Glenn Kiriyama. "We kept the games pretty
close, but towards the end of each game they just overpowered
us. It was a good effort on our part. Unfortuntely, we just
came up a bit short."
now 3-10, returns to action on Wednesday to take on defending
MAAC champion Siena. The evening's contest will be broadcasted
regionally throughout the Capital Region on TW3 (Time Warner
Ch. 3). First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Notes: For the second straight weekend, Schauer has established
a new highwater mark in kills (14). Last weekend against Rutgers,
the Colorado native posted what was then a career-high 13 kills.The
Buffalo contest also saw her surpass the 400 kill mark for her
career...Hoag has at least held a share of the team-lead
in kills in all but four matches this season...Ashley Allen
(Mill Creek, Wash.) notched a match-high eight blocks against
Buffalo surpassing her previous personal-high (6) set earlier
this season against Cal State Fullerton....Binghamton is now
2-2 in matches that have gone five games.