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BEARCAT VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY RELEASE - October 1, 2007

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The Bearcats begin a three-game road swing on Tuesday at Colgate (8-7). BU swept Colgate last season on October 25. The trip continues with a pair of conference dates on Friday against Hartford (7-11, 0-1 AE) and Sunday at Stony Brook (12-7, 0-1 AE).

Binghamton at Colgate
Tuesday, October 1, 2007 at 7 p.m. Live Stats

Binghamton at Hartford
Friday, October 5, 2007 at 6 p.m. Live Stats


Binghamton at Stony Brook
Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 1 p.m. Live Stats

RECAP: Bearcats get off to strong start in conference play
The Binghamton volleyball squad shook off its recent struggles this weekend and got back on track with a pair of wins to open up its America East Conference schedule. The Bearcats snapped their eight-match losing streak with a hard-fought five-game win over New Hampshire on Friday (22-30, 30-26, 30-27, 24-30, 15-13). BU kept the momentum going on Sunday posting a 3-1 win over visiting Maine (30-25, 28-30, 30-23, 30-22).

AMERICA EAST STANDINGS
Team

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.
UMBC

2

0

1.000

15

4

.789
Albany

2

0

1.000

12

5

.706
Binghamton

2

0

1.000

8

12

.400
New Hampshire

0

2

.000

11

6

.647
Stony Brook

0

1

.000

12

7

.632
Hartford 

0

1

.000

7

11

.389
Maine

0

2

.000

1

14

.067

*Includes all matches through October 1, 2007

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
With its two victories over the weekend, the Bearcats have now won 16-straight home conference matches. BU's last loss on its home floor came on October 30, 2004 against former conference member Northeastern. The squad returns home Tuesday, October 9 to take on Cornell in the first of three straight home contests.

KANE LEADS BU FRONT ROW
Senior middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) was a big factor in shutting down opponents over the weekend. She posted a 13-kill, 11-block performance in Friday's 3-2 victory over New Hampshire and added 11 kills and eight blocks in Sunday's win over Maine. On the weekend she had a team-high 2.11 blocks per game and averaged 2.67 kills per game at a .333 clip (24-6-54). On the season, BU's 6-2 middle hitter leads all America East players with 92 total blocks and an average of 1.31 per game.

NOTES, NUMBERS, STREAKS, ETC...
After 20 games in 2006, BU stood at 7-13 overall and 2-0 in America East play...Sophomore Dawn Lammert (Sussex, Wis.) had a team- and career-high 15 kills at a .500 clip (15-4-22) to lead five Bearcat hitters in double-digits in the UNH win. Lammert leads the team with a .255 hitting percentage and is second in blocks with 1.19 per game...Freshman setter Lindsey Mueller (West Bend West, Wis.) posted a pair of double-doubles over the weekend, averaging 9.67 assists and 3.56 digs per game. In Sunday's 3-1 win over Maine, she dished out a match-high 47 assists to go along with a team-high 16 digs and added five blocks...Freshman Michelle McDonough (Orland Hills, Ill.) enjoyed a strong weekend as well averaging 2.71 kills, a team-high 3.57 digs, and 1.14 blocks per game. Against New Hampshire, she put down 12 kills to go along with 17 digs and four blocks for the first double-double of her collegiate career...Senior captain Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) led Binghamton with 3.11 kills in its two games over the weekend. Schauer led the Bearcat efforts against Maine on Sunday hitting a team-high 15 kills. On the season, Schauer is tied for the team lead with 2.65 kills per game.

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