NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Junior Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) recorded 17 kills, including career kill number 1,000, Wednesday evening as Plymouth State University defeated Norwich University, 3-0, in non-conference women's volleyball action at Andrews Hall.
The Panthers won by scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-15, improving to 14-8 overall, while Norwich dropped to 13-4.
Badeau (right) made her 17 kills without an error in 32 attack attempts, while adding five blocks for the Panthers. She becomes the fifth player in the program's 13-year history to go over the 1,000 kills mark. She now has 1,013 kills in her career.
Junior Carly Newton (Centerville, Mass.) and freshman Meghan Sullivan (Marlton, N.J.) added eight kills apiece for PSU. Sullivan added a team-high 12 digs to her performance. Sophomore Sarah Cady (Holliston, Mass.) served as setter for two of the three sets and made 21 assists and 11 digs.
Norwich was led by junior Lisset Magdaleno, who smacked down a team-best eight kills to go along with 13 digs and three blocks. Sophomore Molly Rice recorded a double-double with a team-high 18 assists and a team-best 14 digs.
Plymouth State will play in the Little East Conference-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Challenge this Saturday at Keene State; the Panthers will face Smith College at 12 noon and Mount Holyoke College at 2:30 p.m.
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