BOSTON, Mass. - Plymouth State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham and Emerson College all posted 2-0 records in day one of competition at the 2009 Emerson/Wentworth Women's Volleyball Invitational, which is being played on the campuses of Wentworth Institute of Technology and Emerson College.
PSU recorded a pair of 3-0 verdicts in its two matches, defeating Framingham State College in its first match (25-8, 25-13, 25-16), and following with a sweep over Salve Regina University, (25-16, 25-16, 25-13). Salve also took a 3-1 victory from Framingham State. The schools all play two more pool-play matches in the tournament on Saturday, with Plymouth State facing Ramapo at 10:00 a.m. and Simmons at 2:00 p.m.
Senior Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) led the Panthers in the win over Framingham State with a 10-kill, two-ace, three-block performance. Senior Brianna Kleckner (Terryville, Conn.) dished out 30 assists, while classmate Kathy Frankowski (Farmington, Conn.) served up eight aces. Framingham State was led by juniors Jessi Goode (Marstons Mills, Mass.) and Ashley Trudeau (Rockland, Mass.), who had 13 and 10 digs, respectively.
The Panthers remained unblemished on the day in the win over Salve Regina. Badeau had 14 kills and a hitting percentage of .722, while Kleckner posted her second consecutive 30-assist match and junior Kelsey Petty (Salem, N.H.) had 14 digs for Plymouth State. Salve Regina (1-1) received six kills apiece from seniors Natalie Rubenoff (New Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Julianne Barry (Randolph, Mass.).
In the other matches, FDU-Florham opened the tournament with a 3-1 win over tournament co-host Wentworth and then posted a 3-0 win over Simmons College. Simmons took home its first victory of the day with a 3-1 win over Wentworth. Co-host Emerson opened play with a 3-2 win over Ramapo, and collected a 3-0 win over Hamilton College. Ramapo also defeated Hamilton, 15-6 in the fifth game.
(Courtesy of Wentworth Sports Information)
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