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October 28, 2003

Salem State no problem for PSU Volleyball

SALEM, Mass. - Salem State College posed little problems for the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team Tuesday evening, as the Panthers captured a 30-15, 30-14, 30-21 victory over the Vikings in a non-conference match.

The win improves PSU's overall record to 25-5 this season, matching the school standard for victories in a season. The first Plymouth State volleyball team finished 25-3 in 1996, and last year's team ended up at 25-11. Salem State drops to 8-15.

The Panthers used a balanced attack to sink the Vikings, with six players posting between three and six kills apiece. Sophomore Kelly Landry (Nashua, N.H.) led the way with six kills, while senior Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.) and sophomore Becky Ciulla (Chelmsford, Mass.) contributed five each and sophomore Kim Krause (Pound Ridge, N.Y.) added four. Seniors Joanna Brothers (Meredith, N.H.) and Kate Shirey (Amherst, N.H.) came off the bench to add three kills apiece in the win.

Senior Sonia Trudell (Somersworth, N.H.) led the defensive effort with 10 digs, while seniors Carin LaValley (Northfield, N.H.) and Megan O'Connor (Rochester, N.Y.) chipped in with seven digs each.

Plymouth State, which has moved up to sixth in the New England rankings, wraps up the regular season Friday and Saturday at the Brandeis Tournament.

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