Immediate Release: November 15, 2008
"It was a hard fought match," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "But it was a good all-around effort for us and Anna was especially intimidating on the outside."
Sophomore hitter Anna Lejina tallied a match-high 18 digs in the winning effort.
Kiriyama shook up the lineup for tonight's match, moving McDonough from the outside to the middle for a change.
"We wanted to shake up our lineup and see what happened and it worked out well for us."
The move worked out extremely well individually for McDonough, who recorded a triple double of 12 kills, 11 digs and a new career-high of 10 blocks as a middle.
The Bearcats totaled 18 blocks in the match and aiding McDonough in that category was sophomore setter Lindsey Mueller who had six blocks to go along with a match-high of 39 assists.
Sophomore hitter Sandra DeVito was called upon by Kiriyama and responded well with seven kills off the bench.
The Bearcats trailed 7-5 in the first set but then went on a blistering 18-5 run to win the set. The Bearcats had seven blocks in the frame to jump to the early 1-0 lead.
New Hampshire took the second set 25-21 but Binghamton grabbed the third and fourth sets to secure the victory.
Binghamton will play in the first semifinal at Albany on Friday at 4 p.m. against either Maine or UMBC.
Notes: The Bearcats finish the regular season in second place for the third time in the last four years.
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