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Volleyball defeats Siena 3-2

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - The Binghamton volleyball team (1-9) defeated Siena (1-9) in five sets to earn their first win of the season on Tuesday night. Siena won the first two sets 25-10 and 25-23 but Binghamton battled back to win the final three 25-21, 30-28 and 15-11. Senior outside Gaby Alicea posted a new career high 23 kills in the match. Her fifth kill of the day marked her 1,000 career kill. Alicea also added 18 digs for Binghamton. Erin Shultz recorded 12 kills and 11 digs while Lexi LaGoy posted 11 including the match winning kill. Freshman Tyra Wilson posted a new career high seven kills. Siena got out to an early 9-0 lead in the first set and the Bearcats weren't able to fight back. The Saints took the first set 25-10. In the second set, Siena got out to an early lead once again but Binghamton was able to capitalize on a handful of errors and battle back to within two. At 23-21, Alicea posted another kill to bring the Bearcats within one point of the Saints. Siena scored the final two points to take the set and claim a 2-0 lead in the match. After Siena scored six straight points to start the third set, coach Kiriyama called a timeout to settle his team. Binghamton came out of the timeout firing and scored the next four points. It was a back and forth battle until the Bearcats secured a 24-19 lead and won the match on a kill by Alicea. The fourth game served as the most action packed of the match. Both teams battled point-for-point until the score was knotted at 23. Siena scored on a kill, but Erin Shultz answered for Binghamton tying the score once again. The Saints took the lead on a kill but then Alicea answered for Binghamton knotting the set at 25. Back-to-back kills kept the score tied until Shultz posted a kill and the Bearcats scored the final point of the set on a Siena error to tie the match at two. Binghamton carried their momentum into the fifth set to win 15-10 and take the match 3-2. The Bearcats scored the match point on a kill from Lexi LaGoy.

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