Volleyball Defeats Binghamton, 3-1

Sept. 18, 2004

WASHINGTON, DC -- The George Washington volleyball team defeated visiting Binghamton University, 3-1, Saturday afternoon in the GW Volleyball Invitational at GW's Smith Center. The Colonials won the match, 33-31, 31-29, 28-30, 30-28, giving GW its second win of the year. Earlier Saturday, Akron downed Jacksonville, 3-0 in the tournament's third match.

GW sophomore Juliene McLaughlin was the go-to player with a match-high 24 kills. GW senior co-captain Molly Law added 15 kills and Lindsey Vernand contributed 14 kills. Sophomore Kelly Kabbes added 11 kills and hit .529 while junior libero Jessica Vesey recorded a match-high 24 digs.

The Colonials hit .254 with 81 kills compared to .239 for Binghamton (68-24-184) in the two-hour, 12-minute match.

Binghamton's Anne Crocus led the Bearcats with 19 kills while teammate Jen Smith added 14 kills and 19 digs. BU's Michele Heck added 17 kills.

The Colonials (2-7) next face Akron (8-4) Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the tournament finale at Smith Center. The Jacksonville-Binghamton match takes place at 3:00 p.m.

Binghamton def. Akron, 22-30, 30-17, 20-30, 30-26, 16-14
GW def. Jacksonville, 30-24, 31-29, 33-25, 30-23

Akron def. Jacksonville,
GW def. Binghamton, 33-31, 31-29, 28-30, 30-28
Jacksonville vs. Binghamton, 3:00 p.m.
GW vs. Akron, 5:00 p.m.



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