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October 6, 2007

PSU Women’s Volleyball wins two of three at Tom Hay Invitational

            SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Plymouth State University women's volleyball team won two out of three matches Saturday at the Tom Hay Invitational, but fell to host Springfield College and finished the tournament with a 3-1 record.

            The Panthers started Saturday's play with a 3-0 victory over Roger Williams University (30-19, 30-22, 30-17). After a break, PSU was upended by Springfield in three games (30-13, 30-16, 30-17) but rebounded to capture its final match of the day, 3-1, over Western Connecticut (29-31, 30-18, 30-12, 30-20).

            Springfield defeated both Plymouth State and WestConn and captured the tournament title and improved its record to 17-6.  PSU is now 12-6 overall, WestConn is 9-8, and RWU is 12-8.

            Junior Sarah Spears (Meredith, N.H.) recorded 73 digs in the tournament, and was PSU's representative on the All-Tournament Team.  She also contributed four aces in the win over Western Conn.

            Junior Wendy Dziedzic (Nashua, N.H.) led the Panthers in the win over RWU, recording 10 kills, while classmate Regan Bowlen (Portsmouth, N.H.) added nine kills and a team-high 15 digs.  Senior Kim Tobyne (Manchester, N.H./West) chipped in with 10 digs and four service aces.

            Sophomore Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) led the way for PSU in the win over WestConn., as she pounded out 14 kills and made seven blocks.  Bowlen added nine kills and 13 digs, and Dziedzic contributed 13 kills.

            PSU returns home to host Norwich University Wednesday at Foley Gymnasium (6:00 p.m.)

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