Immediate Release: October 8, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
tops New Hampshire 3-1, remains unbeaten in AE play
extend home-winning streak to DI-best nine games
N.Y. - Senior Katie Robertson (Ancaster, Ontario) led
four BU players to hit in double figures with a team-high 18
kills to lead the Binghamton
to a 24-30, 30-25, 30-28, 30-22 victory over visiting New Hampshire
in America East volleyball action Sunday at the West Gym. The
victory extends BU's current home winning streak to a Division-I
best nine games and marks the squad's fifth triumph in its last
The Bearcats improve to 8-13 overall and a perfect 3-0 in America
East play while New Hampshire falls to 5-13 and remains winless
in three conference contests.
was a tough match all around," said head coach Glenn Kiriyama.
"New Hampshire is a very athletic and physical team. We
are glad to come out of here with the win today."
middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colorado) pounded
15 kills while committing just a single error to finish at a
match-high clip of .388. Senior middle blocker Megan Hoag
(Brunswick, Ohio) registered her 10th double-double of the season
with a 17-kill, 14-dig performance.
"Jacki did a great job for us in the middle today,"
Kiriyama said. "She found a way to get kills and that's
what we needed from her today."
Senior setter Ashley Meffert added 50 assists for the
Bearcatswhile the sophomore defensive tandem of Katherine
Courage (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Jaclyn Strader (Kettering,
Ohio) again anchored Binghamton's back row, chipping in with
16 and 15 digs respectively. Junior Kathleen Schauer (Littleton,
Colo.) also added 10 kills.
New Hampshire, senior Sarah Rehn posted a double-double leading
all hitters with a match-high 22 kills and 14 digs. Junior Emmy
Blouin also chipped in with 11 kills in a losing effort.
Wildcats controlled the tempo in the opener, outhitting the host
Bearcats by a .306 to .182 margin en route to a 30-24 victory.
Binghamton rebounded in the second frame leading from wire-to-wire
to even the match at one game apiece.
A close third set saw the two teams deadlocked at 24-24 before
a seemingly decisive 4-0 spurt put New Hampshire within just
two points from victory. The visitors, however, could not seal
the deal, as Binghamton reeled off six consecutive points to
come from behind and grab a 2-1 advantage.
Having captured much of the match's momentum, the Bearcats stormed
out in front 12-6 in the fourth frame and rolling to a 30-22
returns to action Friday evening as they head to Long Island
for a 7 p.m. contest against Stony Brook.