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BEARCAT VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY RELEASE - October 9, 2007

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The Bearcats begin the first of three straight home dates on Tuesday when upstate N.Y. neighbor Cornell visits the West Gym Court. The homestand continues with a pair of conference dates on Monday, October 15 against Albany and Friday, October 19 against Stony Brook.

Cornell at Binghamton
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Matchup notes:
Cornell leads the all-time series with a 17-2-1 advantage and has won the last 11 matches...The two teams last met in 2005 with Cornell recording a 3-0 sweep...Cornell has won each of the three meetings since Binghamton moved to Division I...BU's last win against the Big Red came back in 1978.

Albany at Binghamton
Monday, October 15, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Matchup notes:
Albany leads the all-time series 23-12...The two teams have split the season series in each of the last two seasons, with each team winning on its home court...Albany and Binghamton have finished 1-2, respectively in the 2005 and 2006 final regular season standings.

UMBC at Binghamton
Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Matchup notes:
Binghamton leads the all-time series 7-3...The contest is a rematch of last year's America East Championship semifinal in which UMBC posted a 3-1 victory and snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Bearcats...BU has swept the regular season series in three consecutive seasons.

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Bearcat Live Statistics


RECAP: Bearcats post 2-1 mark on roadswing
The Binghamton volleyball squad continued its strong play this past week, posting a 2-1 record in three road contests. Led by its formidable front row, BU recorded 3-0 and 3-1 wins over Colgate (30-27, 30-25, 30-27) and Hartford (24-30, 30-21, 30-27, 30-21). On Sunday, the Bearcats suffered its first setback of 2007 as Stony Brook posted a 3-1 win over visiting BU (21-30, 18-30, 30-22, 26-30).

AMERICA EAST STANDINGS
Team

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.
UMBC

3

1

.750

17

5

.772
Albany

3

1

.750

13

6

.684
Binghamton

3

1

.750

10

13

.435
Stony Brook

2

1

.666

14

7

.666
New Hampshire

1

2

.333

12

6

.666
Hartford

0

3

.000

7

13

.350
Maine

0

3

.000

1

15

.063

*Includes all matches through October 8, 2007

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
The Bearcats have won 16-straight home conference matches and 16 of its last 17 overall. BU's last loss on its home floor came on October 30, 2004 against former conference member Northeastern. Since moving to the Division-I level, Binghamton is 36-21 on its home floor and 23-11 in conference matches. The squad returns home Tuesday, October 9 to take on Cornell in the first of three straight matches at the West Gym Court.

KANE LEADS BU FRONT ROW
For the second straight week, senior middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) was the driving force leading the Bearcats as they posted a 2-1 mark on the week. Kane led Binghamton with a team-high 3.09 kills per game at a .346 clip (34-7-78) and 1.91 blocks per game. She posted a double-double with a team-high 13 kills and a match-high 12 blocks to lead Binghamton to a 3-1 victory at Hartford. She finished the evening without committing an error for a .500 (13-0-26) hitting percentage. The 6-foot-2 middle blocker added a 10-kill and eight-block performance against Colgate and another 11 kills against Stony Brook.

NOTES, NUMBERS, STREAKS, ETC...
-Led by Kane's season and match-high 12 blocks, Binghamton registered a 2007-best 18 blocks in its victory at Hartford. Kane is currently fourth on the all-time block list at BU with 538 career blocks.

TOTAL CAREER BLOCKS
 1. Susan Rinde ‘84  

  613
 2. Julie Van Schaick ‘87

 601
 3. Anne Crocus ‘04

 548
 4. Jacki Kane ‘08

 538
 5. Mitzi Livermore ‘87

 476


-After 23 games in 2006, BU stood at 9-14 overall and 4-1 in America East play.

-Sophomore Dawn Lammert (Sussex, Wis.) hit at a team-high .453 clip (29-5-53) and was second behind Kane with 2.64 kills per game on the week. She also was a factor at the net with 1.36 blocks per game. Lammert leads the team with a .283 hitting percentage and is second in blocks with 1.21 per game.

-Freshman Sandra DeVito (Manlius, N.Y.) led three BU players to reach double figures in kills with a season-high 14 and a .367 (14-3-30) hitting percentage at Stony Brook.

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