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September 16, 2003

Panther Volleyball defeats Granite State rival Colby-Sawyer

NEW LONDON, N.H. - The Plymouth State University women's volleyball team improved to 7-2 Tuesday night with a 3-1 non-conference road victory over Granite State rival Colby-Sawyer at the Coffin Field House.

The Panthers took a 2-0 lead and the Chargers (4-3) prevented the sweep with a 30-24 win in the third game. The fourth and final game was a back-and forth affair, which had numerous ties and lead changes before Plymouth prevailed 30-27.

            The Panthers were led by the Landry sisters as senior Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) had a match-high 21 kills and sophomore Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) recorded 18 kills and 21 digs.  Senior Carin Lavalley (Northfield, N.H.) added nine kills and 14 digs in the win.

Sophomore Anne Coulter (Hudson, N.H.) led the Chargers with 19 kills and 14 digs, while teammate Kathy Couture (Greenfield, Mass.) tallied 14 kills.

              Colby-Sawyer is off until Saturday when it will travel to Gordon (Wenham, Mass.) for a 1:00 p.m. Commonwealth Coast Conference tri-match, which will also include Wentworth.  PSU is scheduled to compete in a Little East Conference Round Robin at Keene State on Friday (7:00 p.m.) and Saturday (10:00 a.m.).

(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)

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