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September 8, 2007

PSU Women’s Volleyball captures home tournament

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University swept Lasell University in three games in the semifinals, and knocked off Emerson College in four games in the championship match Saturday afternoon to capture the Days Inn of Campton Volleyball Tournament, hosted by PSU at Foley Gymnasium.

PSU advanced to the semifinals with victories over Emerson and Newbury Colleges on Friday night. The Panthers knocked off Lasell in Saturday's semifinals, 30-18, 30-13, 30-12, and dropped the first game against Emerson, 30-26, before pulling out the title with three straight wins over the Lions, 30-18, 30-19, 30-22.

Junior Regan Bowlen (Portsmouth, N.H.) led the Panthers with eight kills against Lasell and 16 kills and 15 digs in the win over Emerson, and was named to tournament's Most Valuable Player. Joining her on the All-Tournament Team was sophomore Kathy Frankowski (Farmington, Conn.), who contributed nine service aces and 17 digs in the two matches on Saturday.

PSU, which won the tournament for the second straight year and fourth time in the six years of the event, improves to 4-0 to start the season. The Panthers are back on the court Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. match at Colby-Sawyer.

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