FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 30, 2010

 

STOODLEY SENDS PANTHERS INTO LITTLE EAST TOURNAMENT ON HIGH NOTE

Providence, RI-Sophomore outside hitter Casey Stoodley (Salem, NH) led Plymouth State past Rhode Island College, 3-0, with a match-high 12 kills in the Little East Conference women’s volleyball regular season finale for both clubs played at The Murray Center this afternoon.

 

The Panthers (17-12, 5-2 LEC) will be the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Little East Tournament and will host the No. 6 Anchorwomen (13-17, 2-5 LEC) in first round action on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

 

 

 Tess Heidel with her family prior to the start of the match.

 

Plymouth State dominated the match, which took just over an hour to complete. After a close first set win (25-20), the visitors never looked back with decisive (25-8, 25-10) victories in the final two frames.

 

Freshman middle hitter Kaitlyn Tedeschi (Pascoag, RI) and classmate outside hitter Shannen Vaughn (Farmington, NH) were accurate hitters on the day. Tedeschi hit .636 (8-1-11) with eight winners and three blocks. Vaughn hit .545 (6-0-11) with six kills.

 

Junior middle hitter Elissa Morin (Nashua, NH) contributed five kills and led the contest with 10 digs. Senior setter Sarah Cady (Holliston, MA) dished out 30 assists.

 

RIC middle blocker Tess Heidel (Warwick, RI), who was honored as the Anchorwomen’s lone senior prior to the match, led the hosts with eight kills, two digs and two blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Breanna Boyer (West Greenwich, RI) posted five kills and a team-high six digs.

 

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