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PSC goes 2-1 vs. LEC foes

GORHAM, Maine - The 2000 volleyball season at Plymouth State College got off to a solid start Friday and Saturday in a Little East Conference round robin, hosted by the University of Southern Maine.

The Panthers were upended in the opener Friday night by defending LEC champion and pre-season favorite Western Connecticut (15-9, 15-4, 15-11). PSC rebounded Saturday with consecutive victories over Keene State (2-15, 15-13, 15-11, 15-11) and Southern Maine (15-12, 15-13, 15-5).

PSC brings a 2-1 record back to Plymouth for the home opener Tuesday (Sept. 12) at Foley Gymnasium against Green Mountain College (7 p.m.)

Leading the way for PSC over the three matches was freshman Becky Landry (Nashua, NH) and sophomore Carin LaValley (Northfield, NH). Landry led PSC in totals kills (30), service aces (10) and blocks (11). She registered a team-high nine kills against Western Connecticut, 13 vs. Keene State and eight against Southern Maine. LaValley contributed 26 kills and a team-high 29 digs in the three matches.

Other contributors for PSC include senior Stephanie Spiridakis (Belmont, NH) and freshmen Bryce Budzinsky (Killingworth, CT) and Amber Greenlaw (Gilford, NH). Spiridakis was second on the team with 26 digs, Budzinsky added 21 kills, and Greenlaw chipped in with 23 digs and six service aces.