LEWISTON, Maine - In a tournament that includes six of the top 15 ranked teams in New England, the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team split a pair of matches Friday night in pool play at the Bates College Invitational.
The Panthers, ranked #13 in New England, knocked off #14 Bowdoin in three games in Friday's first round (30-27, 30-23, 30-26), but were upended in the second match in three games by New England's second-ranked squad, MIT (30-14, 30-17, 30-21). The loss in the second match snapped PSU's eight-match winning streak, and the split on the evening leaves the Panthers with an overall record of 16-4.
Plymouth State will play a third round-robin match Saturday at 12 noon against Colby, which is ranked fourth in New England. Ranked teams in the opposite bracket include #11 Bates and #15 Bridgewater State.
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