NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Plymouth State University women's volleyball team split a pair of Little East Conference matches Saturday afternoon, sweeping the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in three sets after falling to the University of Massachusetts Boston in the same fashion.
The Panthers started the day with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-21 setback to UMB but rebounded with a 25-22, 25-14, 26-24 victory over UMD. The Beacons also defeated the Corsairs in four sets. PSU is now 16-11 overall and 2-4 in LEC matches, while UMB is 21-7 and 3-1 and UMD is 12-11 and 1-4.
Junior Carly Newton (Centerville, Mass.) led the Panthers with 16 kills in the win over UMD. Classmate Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) added 13 kills and four blocks, and freshman Meghan Sullivan (Marlton, N.J.) chipped in with 11 kills. Senior libero Sarah Spears (Meredith, N.H.) made 23 digs and sophomore Sarah Cady (Holliston, Mass.) recorded 42 set assists.
Badeau was PSU's top hitter in the loss to UMB with 10 kills. Newton had seven kills and four blocks and Spears recorded 18 digs.
PSU returns home to celebrate Senior Night at Foley Gymnasium on Tuesday with a non-conference match against Salem State (6:00 p.m.) The Panthers will wrap up the regular season next weekend at the Bridgewater State Halloween Classic.
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