For Immediate Release: September 10, 2005
Contact: Thomas Moore II (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton volleyball loses the final two matches at the William and Mary Tournament

Box Score vs. William and Mary
Box Score vs. Elon

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Binghamton (4-5) lost its final two matches on day two of the William and Mary Tournament, first falling to William and Mary (5-4) 3-0, then 3-2 to Elon (1-7) Friday at William and Mary Hall. The Bearcats placed fifth.

Against William and Mary, the Bearcats lost 25-30, 28-30, 18-30. Binghamton was led by junior outside hitter Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) with a team-high 11 kills and 7 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) had 3 kills and a team-high 12 digs. Junior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) contributed with 28 assists and 8 digs. Junior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) added 8 kills, 4 digs and 3 blocks, while freshman libro Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) added 10 digs.

In the second match against Elon, Binghamton fell by scores of 25-30, 18-30, 36-34, 30-13, 11-15. Brody had a team-high 17 kills, 7 digs and 3 blocks, while Strader contributed with a match-high 14 digs. Freshman outside hitter Brianna Strong (Elkhart, Ind.) had her first collegiate double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) added 10 kills while hitting .348 and a match-high 7 blocks. Hoag contributed with 11 kills with a .400 attack percentage, 7 digs and 3 blocks. Meffert added 50 assists, 7 digs and 3 blocks.

"We struggled throughout the tournament," Kiriyama said. "This is a young team and we are playing like it. I believe we will do better once we start playing more consistent. This coming week we need to play better."

Binghamton hosts Colgate on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the West Gym. On August 27, the Bearcats defeated the Red Raiders 3-0.


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