PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Colby-Sawyer College rallied from two sets down to pull out a 3-2 victory over Plymouth State University Tuesday evening in a thrilling non-conference women's volleyball match at Foley Gymnasium.
PSU posted an easy 25-9 win in the first set, and took a 2-0 lead with a 25-23 victory in set two. CSC came back with a pair of 25-21 wins in the next two sets to force a fifth and decisive set. The Panthers had an 8-5 lead when the teams switched sides, but the Chargers came back to tie things up at 11-11. It was tied again at 13-all and 14-all before Colby-Sawyer won two straight points to capture the set and match, 16-14.
The Chargers won for the fourth match in a row to improve to 4-5 overall, while Plymouth State dropped to 6-2.
Juniors Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) and Carly Newton (Centerville, Mass.) were the top hitters for the Panthers with 18 and 16 kills, respectively. Badeau also registered a team-high five service aces and four blocks. Five Panthers reached double figures in digs - senior Sarah Spears (Meredith, N.H.) with 24, freshman Meghan Sullivan (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee) with 14, juniors Brianna Kleckner (Terryville, Conn.) and Kathy Frankowski (Farmington, Conn.) with 12 each, and senior Regan Bowlen (Portsmouth, N.H.) with 11.
Junior Genny Moore (Centerville, Mass.) had 29 assists for the Chargers, and sophomore Michelle Doody (Franklin, Mass.) had a team-high 12 kills. Senior Kristen Romanko (Mansfield, Mass.) contributed four blocks apiece, and senior Taylor Forsburg (Moultonbotough, N.H.) recorded 17 digs. Romanko also had a team-high five service aces.
PSU opens Little East Conference play this Saturday with a pair of home matches at Foley Gymnasium, facing Rhode Island College at 12:00 p.m. and Eastern Connecticut State University at 4:00 p.m. Colby-Sawyer is back in action this Saturday and Sunday at the Baruch College Tournament in New York City.
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