For Immediate Release: September 24, 2005
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Binghamton volleyball splits final matches at the Yale Classic

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New Haven, Conn. - Binghamton (8-8) split two matches on the final day of the Courtyard by Marriott Yale Classic on Saturday at the John J. Lee Amphitheatre. Binghamton defeated Delaware (4-11) 3-0 by scores of 30-19, 30-14, 30-27 and fell to Yale (8-1) 3-0 by scores of 19-30, 26-30, 23-30. Junior outside hitter Katie Brody (Vestal, N.Y.) and sophomore middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) were named to the All-Tournament Team. The Bearcats placed second in the tournament.

In the first match against Delaware, the Bearcats were led by Brody with 17 kills, junior setter Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) with 37 assists and 10 digs, junior middle blocker Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio) with 5 aces and Kane with 3 blocks. Kane and Hoag each had 8 kills. Brody contributed with 8 digs. The Bearcats hit an amazing .354 for the match against the Fightin' Blue Hens.

"It was a nice all-around effort," head coach Glenn Kiriyama said. "The team served well the first two games. In the third match we played well and with a lot of enthusiasm."

Against host Yale, Brody led the Bearcats with 12 kills and 4 blocks, while freshman libro Jaclyn Strader (Kettering, Ohio) had a team-high 10 digs. Meffert had a team-high 33 assists. Kane had 9 kills and 3 blocks. Freshman outside hitter Brianna Strong (Elkhart, Ind.) contributed with 8 kills and 9 digs. Hoag had 2 aces and 9 digs.

"We started off slow, then we became more competitive in the second and third games," Kiriyama said. "Yale just over powered us. We got our conference schedule coming up next weekend and this helped us gear up for that."

Binghamton finishes its non-conference schedule at Cornell on Wednesday at 7 p.m.


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