SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Defending champion Plymouth State University captured its first two matches in pool play Friday night at the Western New England College Invitational women's volleyball tournament.
The Panthers defeated Pine Manor College and Massachusetts College in three games each Friday, winning 30-4, 30-9, 30-19 in the opener and 30-12, 30-12, 30-20 against in the nightcap. The Panthers will continue pool play Saturday at 11:00 a.m. against Amherst College. The semifinal and consolation matches are scheduled 1:00 p.m., with the championship match-up slated for 3:00 p.m.
Plymouth State won last year's tournament with consecutive victories over Westfield State, Pine Manor, Mass. College, and host Western New England.
The Panthers bring a 5-1 overall record into Saturday's competition.
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