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For Immediate Release: October 28, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

New Hampshire tops Bearcat volleyball in four games
Host Wildcats now tied for second place with BU in AE standings

Box Score

DURHAM, N.H. -- New Hampshire had three players hit for double-digit kills led by Lisa Fogarty's 19 en route to a four-game match victory over Binghamton on Saturday afternoon.

The Bearcats captured the first game, 31-29, but the host Wildcats took the next three convincingly by scores of 30-19, 30-24, and 30-23.

UNH (17-7, 6-3 America East) has now won four consecutive matches to move into a tie for second place in America East standings with Binghamton (15-15, 6-3 AE).

Fogarty hit at a match-high .586 clip (19-2-29) and added five blocks in the UNH win. Setter Kate Uitti totaled 59 assists and nine digs, Kirsten Bates tallied 15 kills, nine digs, and five blocks, while Toni Barnas had 13 kills for the Wildcats.

Freshman hitter Michelle McDonough (Orland Hills, Ill.) had a double-double with 19 kills and 13 digs to lead Binghamton. Junior Ashley Allen (Mill Creek, Was.) added 13 kills and four blocks, while sophomore Dawn Lammert (Sussex, Wis.) had a team-high seven blocks and five kills.

The opening game was a tight affair that featured 13 ties and 10 lead changes. A Bates kill put the Wildcats at set point at 29-27, but BU countered with a 4-0 run to win game one, 31-29.

The Wildcats dominated game two, jumping out to a 10-3 lead and never relinquishing its lead as UNH earned a 30-19 victory to even the match at one game apiece.

Game three played out much the same way as the Wildcats scored four of the first five points and held onto the early lead in a 30-24 win.

A 5-0 run behind Barnas' serve broke open UNH's 18-17 game four lead and cemented the match for the Wildcats as they downed the Bearcats, 30-23, in the final game.

Binghamton visits Albany on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest.

Match notes:
New Hampshire leads the all-time series 8-4...Kane now has 585 career blocks - just 16 shy of Julie Van Schaick ‘87 for second on BU's al-time block list.

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