Panthers Bumped From LEC Tourney

October 24th, 1998 by Adam

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – After defeating host UMass Dartmouth in a quarterfinal match Friday night, the Plymouth State College women’s volleyball team was knocked
out of the Little East Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon in the semi-finals by Western Connecticut.

The Panthers, seeded third in the tournament, knocked off the sixth-seeded Corsairs Friday night, 11-15, 15-12, 15-6, 15-10.

PSC’s hopes for a Little East title were dashed in the semi-finals Saturday by second seeded Western Connecticut, 15-4, 15-9, 15-8. It is the second straight season PSC has
been eliminated in the LEC semi-finals.
PSC’s leading player in the tournament was junior Jill Langis (Farmington, NH). She posted 21 kills, including a team-high 14 against UMD, along with two service aces and 21
digs, and was selected to the LEC All-Tournament Team.

Juniors Anna Lingelbach (Center Harbor, NH) and Veronica Mulholland (Billerica, MA) also turned in strong tournament performances for PSC. Mulholland posted 19 kills
and 29 digs, including a team-high 20 digs Friday night, and Lingelbach recorded 11 kills and 10 blocks, including a season-high eight blocks vs. the Corsairs. Junior Andrea
Baretta (Kensington, CT) contributed 35 assists vs. UMD and added 18 more against WCSU.

The Panthers, 22-9 overall, still have two matches remaining this season – next Saturday (Oct. 31) at Middlebury and the home finale Thursday (Nov. 5).

1998 LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

October 23-24, 1998

Tripp Athletic Center, UMass Dartmouth, N. Dartmouth, MA

Friday, October 23

Quarterfinals

#2 Western Connecticut def. #7 Southern Maine 3-0 (15-1, 15-1, 15-3)

#5 Keene State def. #4 Rhode Island College 3-1 (15-11, 15-9, 8-15, 15-8)

#1 Eastern Connecticut def. #8 UMass Boston 3-0 (15-4, 15-12, 15-9)

#3 Plymouth State def. #6 UMass Dartmouth 3-1 (11-15, 15-12, 15-6, 15-10)

Saturday October 24

Consolation Semifinals

Rhode Island College def. UMass Boston 3-1 (15-12, 18-16, 13-15, 15-8)

UMass Dartmouth def. U. of Southern Maine 3-0 (15-6, 15-11, 15-10)

Championship Semifinals

Western Connecticut def. Plymouth State 3-0 (15-4, 15-9, 15-8)

Eastern Connecticut def. Keene State 3-0 (15-7, 15-1, 15-8)

Consolation Final

UMass Dartmouth def. Rhode Island College 3-1 (15-13, 15-8, 11-15, 15-8)

Championship Game

Eastern Connecticut def. Western Connecticut 3-0 (15-4, 15-12, 15-8)

All-Tournament Team

Most Valuable Player- Michelle Cunningham-Eastern Connecticut

Cynthia Socoloskie- Western Connecticut

Kristin Jaeger- Keene State

Jill Langis-Plymouth State

Amy Wilson-UMass Dartmouth

Jessica Arrighi-Rhode Island College

Trisha Alloway- UMass Boston

Stacy Dube- Southern Maine

Team Records

Eastern Connecticut State University 28-5

Western Connecticut State University 17-12

Plymouth State College 22-9

Rhode Island College 14-16

Keene State College 10-13

UMass Dartmouth 15-12

University of Southern Maine 5-24

UMass Boston 3-19

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