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October 2, 2007

PSU Volleyball falls to Keene State

            KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State College women's volleyball team took  a major step in securing its first Little East Conference regular season championship Tuesday night with a 3-1 victory over rival Plymouth State University at Spaulding Gym.

            The Owls (14-6, 5-0) remain undefeated in conference play with one LEC match to play against R.I. College on Oct. 20.  Plymouth State falls to 9-5 and 2-2 in LEC play.

            After dropping the first game 24-30, the Owls came back to win three in a row 30-17, 30-24, and 30-23.

            Sophomore middle hitter Carly Newton (Centerville, Mass.) had a big night for the Owls with 17 kills and five blocks.  Junior middle hitter Brittany O'Bryant (Merrimack, N.H.) finished with 15 kills and six blocks. Defensively, junior libero Sarah Peterson (Danville, N.H.) added 19 digs and sophomore setter Jordan Pokryfki (Wasila, AK.) had 46 assists.

            Sophomore Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I) led the Panthers with 12 kills and five blocks.  Senior Kirsten Willoughby (Plymouth, N.H.) contributed eight kills and four blocks, while junior Wendy Dziedzic (Nashua, N.H.) and sophomore Megan Elliott (West Haven, Conn.) chipped in seven kills apiece.

            Both teams will be in action this weekend, Keene State is at the Bowdoin College tournament while Plymouth State will compete at Springfield College's Tom Hay Tournament.

(Courtesy of Keene State Sports Information)

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