PSC Wins Roger Williams Tourney

September 21st, 1998 by Adam

BRISTOL, R.I. – It took five matches, 21 games and over 12 hours of volleyball on Saturday, but Plymouth State College survived long enough to capture the Roger Williams
Invitational Tournament for the third consecutive year.

The Panthers needed the full five games to defeat Johnson & Wales University and Regis College in pool play early Saturday, but defeated Mass. Maritime three straight to win
Pool A and advance to the tournament semi-finals. PSC had little trouble with Wentworth Institute of Technology in the semis Saturday evening, winning in three games, but again
needed five games to edge host Roger Williams in the championship match, 15-12, 9-15, 15-7, 7-15, 15-11.

It is the third straight time PSC has knocked off the hosts in the championship match, with the outcome going to five games the past two years. In fact, PSC has never lost a
match in the tournament, going 14-0 over three years.

Junior outside hitter Jill Langis (Farmington, NH) was selected Tournament Most Valuable Player for Plymouth State. Fellow junior outside hitter Veronica Mulholland
(Billerica, MA) and sophomore setter Stephanie Spiridakis (Belmont, NH) joined Langis on the All-Tournament Team. Langis also was selected to the Little East Conference Weekly
Honor Roll.

Langis registered 45 kills, 26 service aces and 34 digs over the course of the tournament, including 12 kills, six aces and 14 digs in the championship match. Mulholland
made a team-high 45 digs in the tournament, including a season-best 20 in the title match, and also collected 21 kills, 2 aces and five blocks. Spiridakis ran the Panther offense,
dishing out 131 assists along with 21 service aces and 33 digs.

Also turning in solid performances for PSC were senior hitter Margo Imbornone (Westwood, MA), who had 53 kills in the tournament, and junior middle blocker Anna
Lingelbach (Center Harbor, NH), who posted 25 kills and 13 blocks.

The five victories Saturday push PSC back over the .500 mark for the season under first-year head coach Moira Long. The Panthers are 6-4 overall and 1-2 in the Little East
Conference heading into an LEC round-robin series Wednesday (Sept. 23) at Southern Maine (4:00 p.m.).

The next home match for PSC is Sunday (Sept. 27) in the Homecoming match against St. Michael’s at Foley Gymnasium (1:00 p.m.).

In the News

Example Image

Plymouth State Research Could Help Drivers Avoid Dangerous Conditions

By RICK GANLEY & MICHAEL BRINDLEY A sudden snow squall led to this recent 35-car pile up on Interstate 93. Credit Ben Baldwin As we all know, winter weather is a reality of life here in New Hampshire. More snow appears to be headed our way this weekend. But until the storm actually gets here, it’s often hard […]

Example Image

Collaborative “Keep Growing” initiative takes next steps

BY EDITH TUCKER etucker@salmonpress LANCASTER — “Keep Growing,” a grass-roots effort that aims to revitalize and foster innovation in the agricultural economy by building a robust local food system in northern New Hampshire and northern Vermont, took steps to become a more formalized initiative on Thursday, Jan. 15, when nearly two dozen people met for […]

Example Image

Dance Event at PSU

A daylong celebration of dance, with master classes taught by Plymouth State University (PSU) faculty and members of Boston’s Pantos Project, will bring together dancers of all ages and experience levels from across the region February 7. The day includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, dance repertory, improvisation and somatics, taught by PSU Director of […]