Oct. 10, 2004
Michele Heck led a balanced Binghamton effort with 18 kills as the Bearcats squeezed past Siena 3-2 in volleyball action contested in Loudonville Sunday. Freshman Nadiege Honore came off the bench to amass a team-high 19 kills in a losing effort for Siena.
Binghamton began the match with a commanding 30-19 victory in game one, but the Saints responded with a convincing 30-24 score in the second game. The Bearcats continued the seesaw effort with a 30-28 triumph in the third game, but the Saints bounced back with a 30-26 win to force the decisive fifth game.
In the fifth game, the Bearcats built an early 7-4 advantage, and the Saints could get no closer than 10-9 the rest of the way before succumbing 15-10.
Jen Smith and Jacki Kane joined Heck with double digit kills for Binghamton. The Bearcats dominated play at the net, collecting 30 blocks to 20 for Siena.
The Saints, now 7-9 on the season, make their Western New York swing to Niagara and Canisius next weekend.