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Panthers sink Vikings for sixth straight win

PLYMOUTH, N.H -- The Plymouth State College volleyball team tuned up for next week's Little East Conference Tournament by easily defeating Salem State College, 15-4, 15-2, 15-3, Tuesday at Foley Gymnasium.

With the win, the Panthers captured their sixth consecutive match and improve to 19-9 on the season. Salem State falls to 7-15.

In the first game PSC used the consistent serving of Stephanie Spiridakis (Belmont, N.H.), Jessie O'Hearn (Tilton, N.H.) and Amber Greenlaw (Gilford, N.H.) and the terrific net play of Bryce Budzinsky (Killingworth, Conn.) to set the tone for the rest of the match.

With the score tied 2-2 in the second game, Greenlaw served five straight points and the Panthers went on to score 13 unanswered points for an easy win.

Leading the way for Plymouth State was sophomore Carin LaValley (Northfield, N.H.) with seven kills and freshmen Sonia Trudell (Somersworth, N.H.) and Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.), who had six kills apiece. O'Hearn recorded 18 assists while reserve setter Megan O'Connor (Walworth, N.Y.) added nine assists and three service aces.

PSC returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Manchester for a non-conference match against St. Anselm ( 7 p.m.)