For Immediate Release: September 30, 2005
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Binghamton volleyball team sweeps UMBC 3-0 in conference opener

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BALTIMORE, Md.-- The Binghamton volleyball team (9-9, 1-0 AE) won its conference opener 3-0 against UMBC (6-10, 0-1 AE) Friday evening at the RAC Arena. The Bearcats had their second highest hitting percentage of the season, hitting .341 for the match. Binghamton won by the scores of 30-27, 30-28, 30-26.

Binghamton was led by junior outside hitter Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) with a match-high 19 kills and junior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) with 49 assists and 12 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) added 10 kills while hitting .500 (10-1-18) and had a team-high 7 blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Kathleen Schauer (Litteton, Colo.) recorded 11 kills with a .429 hitting percentage, while freshman libro Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) added 10 digs. Junior outside hitter Katie Robertson (Ancaster, Ontario) contributed 9 kills and 7 digs in the win.

"We played great tonight," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "I thought we did everything very well, from passing to blocking to hitting. This was a good way to start off the conference schedule."

Binghamton hosts its first America East match of the season on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the West Gym against New Hampshire.

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