For Immediate Release: October 23, 2004
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Volleyball sweeps UMBC 30-26, 30-18, 30-26

Box Score

BALTIMORE, Md.--Senior outside hitter Michele Heck (Chicago, Ill.) a had match-high 18 kills to lead Binghamton (14-12, 4-3 AE) to a 3-0 victory over UMBC (11-13, 2-5 AE) in an America East volleyball match Saturday afternoon at RAC Arena. The game scores were 30-26, 30-18, 30-26.

"Overall I thought we hit very well, .343 as a team," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "Our outside hitters, Jen (Smith) and Michele (Heck) had a really good day hitting from out there. I thought our blocking did pretty good. We held their top two hitters to a negative hitting percentage. We did a good job controlling the match. It was nice to get two road wins."

The Retrievers took control in game one early until the score was 22-18 in UMBC's favor. The Bearcats went on an 12-4 run to end the first game. Binghamton carried that momentum throughout the final two games.

Heck aslo had 12 digs in the match for the Bearcats. Senior right side hitter Jen Smith (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) had 15 kills and a match-high 12 digs. While sophomore setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) added 40 assists and 6 digs.

Binghamton hosts Albany for an America East match at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

NOTES: In the two game road trip, Heck averaged 5.5 kills and 4.1 digs per game.

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