For Immediate Release: October 2, 2005
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Binghamton volleyball wins dramatic macth 3-2 against New Hampshire

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Binghamton volleyball team (10-9, 2-0 AE) won dramatic match 2-3 against New Hampshire (3-14, 0-2 AE) Sunday afternoon at the West Gym. The Bearcats lost the first to matches before their come from the behind victory. Binghamton won by the scores of 24-30, 24-30, 30-19, 30-23, 15-11.

After losing the first two games, Binghamton started the third game with a 13-2 lead. Following that the teams played even but the Wildcats were never able to overcome the score margin. In the fourth game the Bearcats again opened with a lead, this time it was 10-2. New Hampshire narrowed the Bearcat lead to 3 before the Bearcats pulled away and won the game.

In the final game, Binghamton once again opened with a lead, this time it was 5-1. New Hampshire would tie the game up at 7-7 then again at 9-9, with the Bearcats threatening to pull away, Binghamton made to critical errors to allow New Hampshire to have the 11-10 advantage. Binghamton went on to win after this point with a service ace by freshman libero Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) and a kill by junior outside hitter Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.). New Hampshire had a pair of attack errors for Binghamton to have the 14-11 advantage. Junior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) ended the match with a service ace.

Binghamton was led by sophomore middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) with 14 kills and 5 blocks, junior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) with 49 assists and Hoag with 9 digs. Hoag and Brody each added 11 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Kathleen Schauer (Litteton, Colo.) recorded 10 kills. Hoag hit .529 for the match.

"I thought the team played great," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "In the last three games the team came together and gave us an early lead, which proved to be the difference. When a team gets on a roll it is hard to stop them. Fortunately we were on the good end of the roll. Everyone on the team was key in the win."

Binghamton travels to Stony Brook for an America East match at 7 p.m. on Friday.

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