For Immediate Release: November 7, 2009
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Binghamton volleyball gets back on track with 3-0 win at UMBC

Box Score

Vestal, N.Y. - Junior hitter
Anna Lejina posted a match-high 15 kills and hit .519 to help Binghamton (12-14, 4-5 AE) snap a five-game losing streak as the Bearcats swept UMBC (13-11, 5-4 AE) 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-20) in Baltimore on Saturday evening. Binghamton now sits in the fourth and final conference playoff spot with one game remaining on the schedule.

"We finally put a nice match together," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "Our hitting came alive, our passing picked up and we served well. Anna [Lejina] was pretty unstoppable and it seemed like she was just hitting at will."

Binghamton was down 7-2 early in the first set, but fought back to tie it at 10-10. The Bearcats did not lose the lead for the rest of the set and claimed a 25-18 victory.

UMBC led BU 4-2 in the second set before Binghamton ripped of a 12-3 run to take a commanding lead and went on to win the set 25-17 and take a 2-0 lead.

The Bearcats didn't need to make a comeback in the third set, as BU jumped out to 14-1 lead and edged the Retrievers 25-20 to claim the match.

Junior hitter Michelle McDonough chipped in with 14 kills and hit at a .407 percentage. Junior setter Lindsey Mueller dished out 35 assists, grabbed a match-high 15 digs to go along with four blocks.

Alyssa Lang led UMBC with 10 kills.

Binghamton will next take on Syracuse at home on Tuesday in their final non-conference match of the season.

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