For Immediate Release: October 16, 2009
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UMBC snaps Binghamton volleyball's four-game win streak
Retrievers hold off BU rally to win in five sets

Box Score

Vestal, N.Y. - Sophomore hitter Alyssa Lang crushed 20 kills for UMBC (11-7, 3-0 AE) as the Retrievers snapped Binghamton's (10-9, 2-1 AE) four-game winning streak 3-2 (
23-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-17, 9-15) in a back-and-forth match on Friday evening at the West Gym.

The Retrievers won the first two sets before Binghamton fought back to take sets three and four before UMBC became the victors in the 15-9 final set.

"The first couple games were very tight," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "If we would have been able to get some of those points, this match could have gone a different way."

The Retrievers blocked nine BU attempts and forced 21 Binghamton errors.

"They are a very good blocking team, which made it a tough time for our hitters," Kiriyama said.

Junior hitters Anna Lejina and Michelle McDonough each had 14 kills for Binghamton. McDonough also added 16 digs while Lejina chipped in with four blocks.

Senior middle Dawn Lammert posted 10 kills and a season-high eight blocks for BU and junior setter Lindsey Mueller gave out 50 assists to go along with 13 digs and three blocks.

Freshman middle Alex Roland and junior hitter Sandra DeVito each also had eight kills. Roland also had five blocks, including two solo stuffs.

Binghamton will next welcome in Stony Brook on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Notes: Mueller and McDonough each accomplished some impressive career milestones in the match tonight ... Mueller went over the 3,000 assist mark and McDonough surpassed 900 kills ... Mueller now has 3,039 career assists and McDonough has 911 career kills.

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