For Immediate Release: November 20, 2009
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BU sweeps UNH 3-0, moves into AE Championship Game
Bearcats to face Albany in final for second straight year

Box Score

Albany, N.Y. - Third-seeded Binghamton (14-15) used a balanced offense, registered seven blocks and forced 27 attack errors to move past No. 2 New Hampshire (13-15) 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-20) in the America East semifinals on Friday afternoon.

"We played well," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "Our blockers did an excellent job of getting their hands on a lot of balls. Everyone did a really great job today. We improved a lot since the last time we played them. We are happy to get the win and move into the finals tomorrow."

Junior hitters Michelle McDonough and Anna Lejina each posted a team-high seven kills and senior Dawn Lammert, junior Sandra DeVito and freshman Alex Roland all chipped in with six kills.

Junior setter Lindsey Mueller dished out 32 assists and grabbed 10 digs and senior libero Brianna Strong added a match-high 15 digs.

New Hampshire led 18-14 in the first set, before Binghamton went on a 11-3 run on the strength of three aces by Lejina and closed out the first set in come-from-behind fashion.

BU was able to control the second set after jumping out to a 15-8 edge. The third set was the tightest. Binghamton led throughout but held a close 18-17 advantage. BU then went on a 7-3 run to close the set and take the match.

New Hampshire was paced by Lindsay Fogarty's 10 kills.

Binghamton will face No. 1 seeded Albany tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the conference championship game.

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