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Women's Volleyball posts 3-0 victories over UMD and UMF

Stoodley leads Panthers in LEC win over Corsairs

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's volleyball team swept a pair of home matches Saturday afternoon at Foley Gymnasium, winning a Little East Conference match over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the opener, 3-0, and repeating the 3-0 performance in the nightcap over non-conference foe University of Maine Farmington.  UMD knocked off UMF in the middle match of the day, 3-1.

            The Panthers handed UMass Dartmouth their first loss of the season after 11 straight victories (25-11, 25-17, 25-17).  Senior Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) led the way with 16 kills, 11 digs and three service aces.  PSU then had little trouble with UMF(25-15, 25-17, 25-18) as the Panthers improved to 5-8 overall (1-1 in the LEC). UMD is now 12-1 overall (1-1 in the LEC) and UMF is 2-8.

            Senior Elissa Morin (Nashua, N.H.) and freshman Sam Clark (Coventry, R.I.) also combined for 15 kills and two blocks in PSU's win over UMD.  Junior Cassie Pelton (Brookline, N.H.) collected a team-high 12 digs, and freshman setter Kirsten Perrotta (Hudson, N.H.) finished with 22 assists.

            PSU used 13 different players in the win over UMF.  Sophomore Becca Gosselin (Bedford, N.H.) recorded a team-high 11 kills and sophomore setter Hannah Anderson (Exeter, R.I.) collected 32 assists. Stoodley also contributed nine kills and a team-high 12 digs.

            Plymouth State is back in action Tuesday evening with an in-state encounter at Colby-Sawyer College.

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