Immediate Release: November 12, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volleyball drops 3-2 decision at New Hampshire
DURHAM, N.H. -The Binghamton volleyball team (14-16, 8-3 AE) dropped a 3-2 decision (25-30, 30-18, 33-31, 25-30, 11-15) to New Hampshire (11-15, 6-5) in America East action Sunday at Lundholm Arena.
"We had a very difficult time controlling the ball on our side," said head coach Glenn Kiriyama. "It was just one of those nights where very little went well for us. Hopefully we can regroup and play a good one tomorrow."
Needing a victory to stay alive in the America East playoff picture, the host Wildcats came out firing on all cylinders in the matches' opener, jumping out to an early 13-5 advantage and then fighting off a late BU rally to capture a 30-27 victory.
The Bearcats bounced back emphatically evening the match with a comfortable 30-18 game two victory and then coming from behind to take game three, 33-31.
With their postseason aspirations on the line, the Wildcats rallied to win game four, 30-25,to send the match into a fifth and decisive game. Trailing 9-6 in the finale, UNH ran off five consecutive points to points to forge ahead en route to a 15-11 win.
Senior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) posted her 13th double-double of the season with a team high 17 kills and 11 digs. Teammates Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) and Katie Robertson (Ancaster, Ontario) chipped in with 12 and 11 kills respectively. Robertson also tied for the team-high with 15 digs.
Lindsey Loescher led three Wildcats that registered double-digit kills with a match-high 19. Kirsten Bates added 13 kills and 17 digs.
Binghamton closes out the regular season on Sunday at Maine
Notes: Hoag is now just 5 kills away (995) from becoming the fifth Binghamton player in program history to record both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs...Robertson now has six double-double on the season...With the setback, Albany clinches its third consecutive regular season title.
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