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September 14, 2010

Saint Michael’s rallies to defeat PSU Volleyball

Morin leads Panthers in setback 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Saint Michael’s College rallied from a set down Tuesday evening to defeat Plymouth State University, 3-1, in non-conference women’s volleyball action at Foley Gymnasium.

            PSU won a tightly-contested opening set, 25-22, but the Purple Knights came back to win the next three sets, 25-18, 25-15 and 25-22, to take the match.  Saint Michael’s won its fourth straight match to move to 4-1 on the season, while PSU dropped it’s third in a row and fell to 5-4.

            Senior Lindsey Frazier (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) led the Purple Knights with 12 kills on the evening, while sophomore Katie Walsh (North Kingstown, R.I.) added eight kills and six service aces.  Sophomore Courtney Dunne (Hopkinton, Mass.) finished with a team-high 19 digs, and freshman setter Jessica McLeod (Medfield, Mass.) collected 45 assists.  Saint Michael’s is coached by former Plymouth State men’s club team player Chris Kilmer, who is now in his third season.

            Junior Elissa Morin (Nashua, N.H.) led the Panthers with 10 kills and three blocks, while sophomore Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) added seven kills and a team-best 13 digs.  Junior libero Alex Avery (Milton, N.H./Nute) contributed 11 digs.

            The Panthers travel to Western Connecticut this Saturday for the first Little East Conference match of the year (12 noon), which will be followed by a non-conference match against Saint Joseph College at 2:00 p.m.  Saint Michael’s will play a tri-match this Saturday at Middlebury College with Amherst College. 

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