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PSU Volleyball goes 1-2 at Springfield Tourney

Jones named All-Tournament for Panthers 

            SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Plymouth State University women’s volleyball team posted a 1-2 record over the weekend at the Tom Hay Invitational, hosted by Springfield College.  The Panthers defeated Bridgewater State University on Friday evening, 3-0, but suffered losses on Saturday to Westfield State University, 3-2, and host Springfield, 3-0.

            Springfield finished the tournament with a 3-0 record to improve to 22-2 overall. Westfield went 2-1 and is now 13-9, while PSU is now 12-10 overall and Bridgewater State is 6-8.

Allie Jones             Freshman Allie Jones (Canton, Mass.) was named to the All-Tournament Team for PSU.  Jones (right) recorded 20 kills in the two-day event, including 14 kills in the lost to Westfield State.

            PSU cruised past Bridgewater State in the Friday night match, 25-16, 25-20, 25-18.   Sophomore Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) and junior Elissa Morin (Nashua, N.H.) each smashed 12 kills and Stoodley recorded a team-high 11 digs to lead the Panthers.

            The Panthers started Saturday morning’s match by winning the first two sets over Westfield State, 25-21 and 25-22.  The Owls came back, though, taking the match by winning the next three sets, 25-23, 25-14 and 15-10.  Stoodley registered another double-double with 20 kills and 18 digs, and junior Danielle Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) recorded a team-best 21 digs.

            Plymouth State was no match for Springfield in the final match, falling to New England’s third-ranked team.  Casey Stoodley had a team-high 10 kills, while Danielle Stoodley and junior Sarah Cady (Holliston, Mass.) made seven digs each.

            After playing its last eight matches on the road, PSU will host Southern Maine in a Little East Conference match Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. 

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