PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State College swept a pair of women’s volleyball matches Saturday in the first Little East Conference round robin at Foley Gymnasium.
The Panthers took three straight from Keene State in the opening match of the day, 30-16, 30-20 and 30-22. PSC completed is day with a sweep of Southern Maine, 30-14, 30-16 and
30-24. Southern Maine defeated Keene State in the other contest, 3-1 (26-30, 30-25, 30-20, 30-26).
Plymouth State improves to 5-1 overall on the season, and 2-0 in LEC matches. Southern Maine is now 3-2 and 1-1 (LEC), and Keene State is 2-5 and 0-2 (LEC).
Leading the way for the Panthers against Keene State was junior Carin LaValley (Northfield, N.H.) and sophomore Becky Landry (Nashua, N.H.). LaValley pounded out 18 kills and
12 digs, while Landry contributed 10 kills while tying the school record with 12 service aces.
Landry’s 12 aces ties the mark held by Christine Gilbert (vs. Anna Maria in 1996) and Stephanie Spiridakis (vs. Unity College in 1997).
Top players for PSC against Southern Maine were LaValley and sophomore Joanna Brothers (Meredith, N.H.). LaValley had 20 kills and eight digs, and Brothers contributed 10 kills
and six digs.
Junior setter Jessie O’Hearn (Tilton, N.H.) ran the Panther offense, registering 33 assists against Keene State and 34 against USM.
PSC returns to action next weekend (Sept. 21-22) at the Amherst Tournament in Amherst, Mass.