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PSU Women’s Volleyball splits two at Bridgewater Tourney

            BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - The Plymouth State University women's volleyball team split a pair of matches Friday night at the Bridgewater State Halloween Classic, rallying from two sets down to defeat Bridgewater State College after a 3-1 loss to Hunter College.

            The Panthers dropped the first two sets against Hunter to start the evening, 25-21 and 25-17, before getting on the board with a 25-18 win in the third set.  Hunter followed with a 25-10 verdict in set four to clinch the match.  PSU fell behind the host team by two sets in the second match, 25-21 and 26-24, before coming back to earn an impressive victory with 25-10, 25-23 and 15-11 decisions in the final three sets.

            Hunter and Keene State College posted 2-0 records on the evening, while Plymouth State, Bridgewater State and Framingham State all went 1-1 and Worcester State and Suffolk finished 0-2.  PSU is now 18-12 on the season, while Hunter is 22-5 and BSC is 9-22.

            Junior Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) led the Panthers with 21 kills against Bridgewater State and 16 kills against Hunter.  The 21 kills is her third-highest total in a match this season, and the most since she had 23 against Rhode Island College on Sept. 20.  She also made seven blocks, four against Hunter and three vs. BSC.

            Freshman Meghan Sullivan (Marlton, N.J.) contributed 14 kills in the victory over the Bears.  Sullivan, senior Sarah Spears (Meredith, N.H.) and sophomore Kelsey Petty (Salem, N.H.) all reached double figures in digs, and sophomore Sarah Cady (Holliston, Mass.) finished with 40 set assists. Spears also had a team-high 20 digs against Hunter.

            The round-robin tournament continues on Saturday, wrapping up the regular season for the Panthers.  PSU will face Keene State at 12:00 p.m. and Worcester State at 2:00 p.m. 

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