Stoodley continues strong play for Panthers
KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College women's volleyball team moved to 3-0 in Little East Conference play Tuesday evening, defeating Plymouth State University in four sets in a lively match between rivals at Spaulding Gym.
After splitting the first two sets, PSU held leads in the third and fourth sets only to see the host Owls rally. After Keene won the third set, the Panthers were up 19-11 in the fourth and looking for force a fifth set, but the Owls roared back to tie it at 23-23, and then took the next two points to clinch the match. Final scores were 25-22, 19-25, 25-21 and 25-23 as KSC improved to 9-9 overall, while PSU slipped to 7-12 overall and 1-2 in the LEC.
PSU senior Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) led all players with 13 kills and topped PSU with 18 digs. Senior Elissa Morin (Nashua, N.H.) added seven kills and sophomore Jana Nieman (Fair Lawn, N.J.) contributed six kills, 10 digs and three blocks. Freshman Kirsten Perrotta (Hudson, N.H.) also recorded 23 assists and 12 digs, and junior Cassie Pelton (Brookline, N.H.) added 15 digs.
Sophomore Sammy Dormio (Leesburg, Va.) had a solid all-around game, pacing the Owls with 20 digs to go along with six kills. Freshman Kaylee Deluga (Dennis, Mass.) had 12 kills and 12 digs will freshman teammate Angela Silveri (Poughquag, N.Y.) had 10 kills and two block assists. Freshmen Haley Willumsen (Shelter Island, N.Y.) and Alexis Michal (Windham, N.H.) combined for 33 assists.
Both teams will play in tournament action this weekend, PSU competing at the Tom Hay Invitational at Springfield College and KSC playing in the Union College tournament.
(Courtesy of Keene State Sports Information)
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