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PSU Volleyball wins season opener at Colby Tournament

            WATERVILLE, Maine - The Plymouth State University women's volleyball team won its season opener Friday night, defeating Gordon College in its first match at the Colby College Invitational.

            The Panthers rallied from a two-set deficit to pull out the match in the fifth and decisive set.  Gordon won the first two sets, 25-15 and 25-14, before PSU came back to take the next two, 25-20 and 25-11.  Plymouth State pulled out the match with a 15-7 victory in set five.

            Junior Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) led the Panthers with 22 kills in the match, while senior Wendy Dziedzic (Nashua, N.H.) added nine kills and junior Carly Newton (Centerville, Mass.) chipped in with eight.

            Seniors Regan Bowlen (Portsmouth, N.H.) and Sarah Spears (Meredith, N.H.) led the Panther defense with 20 and 18 digs, respectively.  Junior setter Brianna Kleckner (Terryville, Conn.) registered 39 assists and a team-high four service aces.

            PSU continues play in the tournament with two more matches Saturday, facing Colby at 12 noon and Husson College at 4:00 p.m. 

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