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PSU Women’s Volleyball splits pair at Colby-Sawyer

Panthers fall to Minn.-Morris but sweep Chargers

            NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women’s volleyball team split a pair of non-conference matches Sunday afternoon, falling to the University of Minnesota Morris in straight sets in the first match and taking down Colby-Sawyer College in three sets in the second.

            The Panthers, who won their first two matches of the season Saturday over Norwich University and Plattsburgh State (N.Y.), were no match for Minn.-Morris, falling by scores of 25-9, 25-11, and 25-16.  PSU regrouped and came back with a tough 25-18, 28-26, 25-18 triumph over Colby-Sawyer.  PSU finishes the weekend at 3-1, while Minn.-Morris is 3-3 and Colby-Sawyer is 0-3.

            Sophomore transfer Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) had another strong day for the Panthers, recording a team-high eight kills in the loss to UMM, and following with a strong double-double against the Chargers with a team-leading 15 kills and 21 digs.  Junior Alex Avery (Milton, N.H./Nute) topped the team in digs in both matches, registering 11 against UMM and 22 vs. Colby-Sawyer.

            PSU used a balanced offense in the win over Colby-Sawyer.  Stoodley led the way with 15 kills while junior Elissa Morin (Nashua, N.H.) added six, junior Meghan Sullivan (Marlton, N.J.) and freshman Allie Jones (Canton, Mass.) contributed five kills each and freshmen Kaitlyn Tedeschi (Pascoag, R.I.) and Shannen Vaughn (Farmington, N.H.) chipped in with four apiece.  Junior setter Sarah Cady (Holliston, Mass.) finished with 33 assists.

            The Panthers return to action next weekend at the Endicott Invitational in Beverly, Mass., facing Bowdoin College Friday in its first match at 5:00 p.m. 

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