CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Plymouth State College split a pair of non-conference women's volleyball matches Saturday afternoon, defeating Cal Tech but falling to MIT, both in three games.
The Panthers took the opening match over Cal Tech, 30-15, 30-15, 30-18, but went down to defeat to the Engineers, 30-19, 30-27, 30-22. PSC, which is ranked 15th in the New England Division III poll, is now 20-5 on the season, while MIT, which is ranked second in New England, improves to 25-2 and Cal Tech drops to 5-15.
Junior middle hitter Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) and freshman outside hitter Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) led PSC to victory over Cal Tech, recording eight and seven kills, respectively. Junior Megan O'Connor (Rochester, N.Y.) led the defensive effort with seven digs.
Kelly Landry and junior Kate Shirey (Amherst, N.H.) were PSC's top hitters against MIT, posting nine and eight kills, respectively. Junior Amber Greenlaw (Gilford, N.H.) led the team with 14 digs, while Kelly Landry added 14 digs and freshman Kim Krause (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) contributed 10.
PSC will home for its next five matches, beginning Thursday (Oct. 24) against Middlebury (5:00 p.m.) and St. Joseph's (7:00 p.m.).