Immediate Release: September 4, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
team sweeps two matches at the Western New York Tournament
Score: Binghamton 3, Niagara 1
Score: Binghamton 3, Canisius 0
N.Y.--Senior middle blocker Anne
Crocus (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) posted a school-record
17 total blocks in the final match of the day, highlightling
Binghamton's (2-1) two-match sweep in the second day of the Western
New York Tournament. Crocus's record-setting performance came
in the Bearcats' 30-28, 30-19, 32-30 win over Canisius on Saturday
evening. Earlier in the day, Binghamton defeated Niagara 25-30,
30-24, 31-29, 30-23.
"We started off slow in the first game against Niagara but
then everything came together the rest of the day," head
coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "Anne was unstoppable at the
net today both in blocking and hitting."
In recording two solo blocks and 15 block assists, Crocus broke
the record of 15 total blocks set by current assistant coach
Kishan Zuber on Sept. 8, 1999 against Le Moyne. She also posted
a double-double by adding 10 kills. Senior outside hitter Jen Smith
(North Tonawanda, N.Y./North Tonawanda) had a team-high
15 kills and sophomore setter Ashley
Meffert (Louisville, Ky./Fern Creek) added 37 assists.
Crocus was also the team's sparkplug in the match against Niagara,
with a match-high 20 kills and seven total blocks. Smith and
Meffert each posted a double-double against the Purple Eagles.
Smith had 10 kills and 10 digs while Meffert tallied 50 assists
and 10 digs. Senior outside hitter Michele
Heck (Chicago, Ill./Resurrection) added 13 kills and
sophomore middle blocker Megan
Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio/Padua Franciscan) turned in a team-high
Binghamton's final match at the Western New York Tournament will
be against Texas-Arlington on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. against Canisius.