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PSU Volleyball drops pair at Brandeis Judges Classic

            WALTHAM, Mass. - The Plymouth State University volleyball team suffered a pair of defeats Saturday afternoon at the Brandeis Judges Classic, hosted by Brandeis University.

            The Panthers were defeated in three games by SUNY New Paltz (30-25, 30-20, 30-21), followed by a three-game sweep at the hands of Gordon College (30-22, 30-28, 30-24).  PSU, which also lost to host Brandeis on Friday evening, finishes 0-3 in the tournament and wraps up the regular season with a 19-10 overall record. New Paltz is now 26-11 and Gordon 22-9.

Senior Kim Tobyne (Manchester, N.H./West) was PSU's representative on the All-Tournament Team. She recorded 28 digs in the tournament, including 13 in the loss to SUNY New Paltz.

            Sophomore Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) continued her strong play on Saturday, recording 13 kills against Gordon and 12 vs. New Paltz.  Junior Sarah Spears (Meredith, N.H.) had a match-high 27 digs against Gordon, and sophomore setter Brianna Kleckner (Terryville, Conn.) registered 66 assists in the two matches combined.

            PSU will host a Little East Conference Tournament quarterfinal match this Tuesday at Foley Gymnasium (6:00 p.m.)  The opponent will be determined after the completion of Saturday's matches. 

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