Immediate Release: September 1, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
volleyball rolls over St. Francis (N.Y.) in three-game sweep
set school record for fewest points allowed in a match
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Binghamton University volleyball came back strong
in its final match of the Western New York Invitational as the
Bearcat squad collected their third victory of the season with
a dominating sweep of NEC-opponent St. Francis College (NY) on
Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats scored a 30-13, 30-12, 30-15 victory
to conclude the weekend's tournament with an even 2-2 record.
The 40 total points marked a new school record for fewest points
allowed in a match since the NCAA moved to the rally scoring
era in 2001. The previous record was 49, set in a 3-0 victory
(30-14, 30-23, 30-12) over VCU on September 11, 2004.
Binghamton used a balanced offensive attack against the Terriers
to dominate the match as four hitters collected at least six
kills in the contest with junior Brianna Strong (Elkhart, Ind.) leading the way with
a match-high nine kills without an error in 11 attempts. On the
afternoon, Strong hit at a school-record .818 clip (9-0-11),
topping the previous mark of .750 (14-2-16) set by Michele Heck
against Lafayette on September 24, 2002.
Fellow junior Ashley
(Mill Creek, Wash.) contributed with an eight-kill performance
to go along with four blocks and senior Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.)
added seven kills and a match-high five blocks. Allen amassed
38 kills and 16 blocks in four matches earning all-tournament
(Manlius, N.Y.) and Lindsey Mueller (West Bend, Wis.) each delivered strong
performances to aid the Bearcats' offense. DeVito collected six
kills while Mueller, BU's setter, dished out a match-high 35
assists and recorded eight digs.
made a strong statement in the opening game jumping out to a
10-2 lead and cruising to a 30-13 victory, while outhitting the
Terriers .353 to -.067.
The hitting display continued in BU's 30-12 game two win, collecting
a season-high .448 hitting percentage with 16 kills, while committing
only three hitting errors in the process. In the third and final
game of the afternoon, the Bearcats secured the decision with
a 24-10 game-ending run.
led from wire-to-wire on the afternoon and held St. Francis College
(N.Y.) to a negative hitting percentage in two of the three games.
The Bearcats will next compete in the Kent State Invitational
on Friday and Saturday in Ohio.
Game Notes: This marks the first time a Binghamton opponent
has failed to record at least 20 points in a game...Binghamton
now leads the all-time series 2-0. The Bearcats won the only
previous meeting with a 3-1 decision on October 2, 2004.