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For Immediate Release: September 4, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Volleyball team sweeps two matches at the Western New York Tournament

Box Score: Binghamton 3, Niagara 1
Box Score: Binghamton 3, Canisius 0


BUFFALO, 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 11 digs.

Binghamton's final match at the Western New York Tournament will be against Texas-Arlington on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. against Canisius.

 


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