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For Immediate Release: August 26, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

BU volleyball swept by reigning Sun Belt champion Western Kentucky
Seniors Hoag and Robertson pace Bearcats' attack with 9 kills each

Day 1 Results: [Toledo Story] [Michigan Story]

WKU Box Score

TOLEDO, OH - Binghamton volleyball dropped a 3-0 decision to Western Kentucky Saturday morning at Toledo's Rocket Volleyball Classic at Savage Hall. The Lady Toppers came out on top by scores of 30-14, 30-23, 30-25. The win pushes the reigning Sun Belt champions to a perfect 3-0 mark, while Binghamton falls to 0-3 on the young season.

Western Kentucky caught the Binghamton off guard in game one, breaking open an early 7-7 contest with an impressive 19-3 surge, taking the match's first game by a comfortable 30-14 margin. The Lady Toppers hit for an impressive .375 in the opening frame while committing only four errors on 40 total attacks.

In a back and forth second game that featured a match-high six lead changes, the Bearcats' play improved markedly. BU held a 21-17 advantage and looked poised to even the match at one game apiece, but it was not to be as the Lady Toppers came surging back, using a dominating 13-2 run to capture their second straight game.

Western Kentucky would took game three in similar fashion, as BU led 20-17 before eventually succumbing to the powerful Toppers' attack and falling by a 30-25 margin.

Jenna Gideon led two Western Kentucky players that hit in double figures with a match-high 12 kills while teammate Megan Argabright added 11 kills and three blocks.

For Binghamton, seniors Katie Robertson (Ancaster, Ontario) and Megan Hoag (Brunswich, OH) each finished with a team-high nine kills. Robertson's contribution would also extend to the defensive end, as the outside hitter added a match-high 14 digs.

Binghamton faces its final opponent of the Rocket Volleyball Classic later this evening, taking on Wright State at 5 p.m.

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