SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore Eliza Badeau (Foster, R.I.) pounded out 12 kills Friday night to lead the Plymouth State University women’s volleyball team to a three-game sweep of Western New England College in the first match of the Tom Hay Invitational, hosted by Springfield College.
PSU took the opening game, 30-20, but needed extra play to win game two, 33-31. The Panthers put the match away with a 30-27 decision in game three.
Junior Wendy Dziedzic (Nashua, N.H.) added nine kills to the Panther offense, and classmate Michaela Del Rosso (East Providence, R.I.) contributed seven kills and three blocks. Senior Kirsten Willoughby (Plymouth, N.H.) chipped in with four blocks, and sophomore Brianna Kleckner (Terryville, Conn.) registered 33 set assists.
The Panthers, who improved to 10-5, will play three matches in the tournament on Saturday, facing Roger Williams at 9:00 a.m., Springfield at 1:00 p.m. and Western Connecticut at 3:00 p.m.
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