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PSU Women’s Volleyball falls to JWU in Day Two of Brandeis Invitational

PSU Women’s Volleyball falls to JWU in Day Two of Brandeis Invitational

Wojtas earns All-Tournament Team honors

            WALTHAM, Mass. – The Plymouth State University women's volleyball team fell to 0-3 after losing to Johnson & Wales in straight sets during day two of the Brandeis Invitational Tournament.  Senior Brianna Wojtas (Salem, N.H.) was selected to the All-Tournament Team for her performance over the weekend.

 

THE BASICS

Brandeis Invitational, Waltham, Mass. – Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

PSU 0, Johnson & Wales 3                            23-25, 12-25, 11-25

Records:

PSU 0-3; Johnson & Wales 3-0.

 

GAME NOTES

The first set was nip-and-tuck, with Johnson & Wales building a 13-9 lead before a pair of kills from seniors Dani Tabor (Seattle, Wash.) and Kayla Wyland (Melrose, Mass.) knotted the score at 13-13.  JWU used a 5-1 run to reclaim a four point lead but PSU battled back to within 23-24 before a Wildcats' kill closed out the opening set.  JWU jumped out to large early leads in the second and third sets to clinch the match and improve to 3-0 at the tournament.

 

Wojtas was Plymouth State's representative on the All-Tournament Team.  The middle blocker finished the weekend with 19 kills (.288 attack pct.), to go along with eight digs, four blocks and three aces.

 

PSU LEADERS

* Tabor … team-high 11 kills, .391 attack pct., two blocks

* Sophomore Alisha Flanagan (Milton, N.H.) … six kills, six digs

* Wyland … six kills

* Junior Claire Sporer (Medford, Ore.) … five kills

* Junior setter Megan Bailey (Canterbury, N.H.) … double-double (26 assists, team-high 10 digs)

* Junior Brenna Peruch (Cave Creek, Az.) … eight digs

* Senior Rachel Morrissey (Salem, N.H.) … eight digs

 

NEXT MATCH

Plymouth State vs. Framingham State, Tuesday, Sept. 6, Foley Gymnasium, 6:00 p.m. (Home opener)

 

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