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Panthers sweep UMB in LEC match

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-- The Plymouth State College volleyball team used a well-rounded effort Wednesday to defeat Little East Conference rival UMass-Boston 15-13, 15-3, 15-9 at Foley Gymnasium.

In the first game of the match, the Panthers trailed 13-12 and before scoring three straight points to end the game. Freshman Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) played a key role in Plymouth State's comeback with two kills at the net.

Plymouth State led 6-3 in the second game and then reeled off nine unanswered points behind the terrific all-around play of sophomore Carin LaValley (Northfield, N.H.).

Leading the way for Plymouth State in the match was LaValley, who had 13 kills and Landry, who registered 10 kills and three service aces. Sophomore setter Jessie O'Hearn (Tilton, N.H.) had 33 assists and two service aces to aid in the Panther cause.

Plymouth State, which has won 10 of its last 12 matches, improves to 10-3 on the season and 3-1 in the LEC. UMass-Boston falls to 4-5 and 1-3.

PSC returns to action this weekend when it travels to Lewiston, ME for the Bates College Invitational. The Panthers next home match is next Tuesday, Oct. 3, against UMass-Dartmouth. The first serve is set for 6 p.m.