For Immediate Release: September 9, 2005
Contact: Thomas Moore II (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton volleyball team loses pair of matches at the William and Mary Tournament

Box Score vs. St. John's
Box Score vs. Liberty

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Binghamton (4-3) lost a pair matches on day one of the William and Mary Tournament, first falling to St. John's (6-2) 3-0, then lost 3-1 against Liberty (2-4) on Friday at William and Mary Hall.

Against St. John's, the Bearcats lost 25-30, 25-30, 25-30. Binghamton was led by freshman libro Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) with a match-high 14 digs and junior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) who had a match-high 24 assists. Junior outside hitter Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) contributed 8 kills and 8 digs. Junior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) added 8 kills and 5 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) led the team with 4 blocks

In the second match against Liberty, Binghamton lost by scores of 30-17, 28-30, 28-30, 31-33. Junior outside hitter Katie Robertson (Ancaster, Ontario) led the way for Binghamton with career and team-high 17 kills and a career-high 12 digs, Brody had a season and team-high 19 digs, she also had 11 kills. Meffert contributed with 49 assists and 10 digs, while Hoag had 9 kills, 8 digs and 4 blocks.

"We struggled in the middle today," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "We could have passed a little better which would have led to fewer errors. St. John's and Liberty are a couple of tough teams and I expect that we will rebound tomorrow."

Binghamton takes on host William and Mary at 11:30 a.m. and Elon at 4:30 in the afternoon on Saturday in the final day of the William and Mary Tournament.


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