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September 26, 2001

PSC too strong for UMB

PLYMOUTH, N.H -- Plymouth State College volleyball used its strength Wednesday to defeat a determined UMass-Boston team in four games, 30-20, 30-18, 28-30, 30-25, at Foley Gymnasium.

The Panthers, who are ranked 11th in this week's New England poll, improve to 9-3 on the season and 3-0 in the Little East Conference. The Beacons fall to 4-12 and 1-3.

UMass-Boston, which only suited six players for the match, gave the Panthers all that they could handle. Down two games and losing 13-4 in the third game, the Beacons roared back to take the game 30-28. The Panthers regrouped in the fourth game to take the match, 3-1.

Leading the way for Plymouth State was sophomore Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) and junior Carin LaValley (Northfield, N.H.) who had 15 and 14 kills respectively. Sophomore setter Jessie O'Hearn (Tilton, N.H.) added 34 assists while Landry added six service aces and freshman setter Lisa Lemay (Belmont, N.H.) chipped in with 10 assists.

UMass-Boston junior Laurel Smith (Holliston, MA) did all she could to keep the Beacons in the match, registering 14 kills.

PSC, which won its fourth match in a row, returns to action on Friday when it travels to Lewiston, Maine, for the Bates College Invitational Tournament.

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