SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Senior Casey Stoodley (Salem, N.H.) pounded 17 kills with a .429 hitting percentage Friday evening as the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team defeated Westfield State University, 3-0, in pool play at the Tom Hay Invitational, hosted by Springfield College. All three sets were close as the Panthers pulled out the 25-22, 25-22, 25-23 victory. Stoodley recorded just two attack errors in her 35 attempts with 17 winners. She also added six digs, two blocks and a pair of service aces.
Freshman Sam Clark (Coventry, R.I.) added six kills for PSU and a .556 attack percentage, and junior Kaitlyn Tedeschi (Pascoag, R.I.) chipped in with four kills and a team-high 11 digs. Freshman setter Kirsten Perrotta (Hudson, N.H.) finished with 34 assists.
The match was the only one of the first day of the tournament for PSU.
Other matches included Springfield defeating Colby-Sawyer College, 3-0; SUNY New Paltz defeating Westfield State, 3-0; and Springfield defeating Montclair State, 3-0. Pool play continues Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with PSU taking on New Paltz. The semifinal matches are scheduled for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with the championship match slated for 2:30 p.m.