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September 30, 2011

PSU Volleyball wins twice at JWU Fall Classic

Panthers extend win streak to five

            PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Plymouth State University women's volleyball team is one of three schools in a tie for first place after one day of the annual Johnson & Wales University Wildcat Fall Classic, hosted by JWU at the Harborside RAC.

            Plymouth State, Western Connecticut State University and MIT each posted perfect 2-0 records Friday, PSU collecting 3-0 victories over host JWU and City College of New York.  The tournament will resume on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

            The Panthers swept Johnson & Wales in the first match Friday, 25-12, 30-28, 25-15.  Junior Casey Stoodley posted a double-double, reaching double figures in both kills (10) and digs (11).  Sophomore Allie Jones contributed eight kills while junior Elissa Morin added seven kills and an impressive .429 attack percentage.  Senior Alex Avery made a team-high 13 digs.

            PSU needed only three sets to capture the match against CCNY, winning 25-13, 26-24, 25-20.  Jones led the way for PSU with 10 kills and Avery recorded nine digs and two aces. 

            Now on a five-match winning streak, PSU (9-5) will meet MIT at 9:30 a.m. and UMass Dartmouth at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Harborside RAC.

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