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PSU Men’s Ski team wins slalom at Waterville; Women third

Ryberg captures women's race to pace Panthers 

            WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. – The Plymouth State University men's ski team had three skiers finish in the top six and five in the top 14 Saturday to capture first place among nine teams in the slalom portion of the Plymouth State Carnival at Waterville Valley.

  Martina Ryberg

            Sophomore Martina Ryberg was the overall winner of the women's race, leading the Panthers to a third-place among 10 schools.  Ryberg has been near perfect this season, capturing four of the five races on the MacConnell Division circuit, including two slalom and two giant slalom.

            The Panther men have also been perfect this season, capturing first place in the team standings in all five races.  PSU finished more than five seconds ahead of runner-up Colby-Sawyer College and seven seconds faster than third-place Boston College.

            PSU's top three racers, senior Peter Ostroski and sophomores Chris Beadon and sophomore Parker Spear were all top finishers, placing third, fourth and sixth, respectively, among the field of 74 men's racers.  Senior Joseph Healey posted his career-best finish with an 11th place, and classmate Austin Nevins came in 14th.

            Brown University posted its first victory of the season in the women's race, with Boston College second and PSU third.  The Panthers are now in second place behind BC in the season standings.

            Freshman Marley Pawlak and junior Kait Pawlak were strong finishers for PSU behind Ryberg. Marley coming in 13th place and cousin Kait in 15th among the 78 racers.  Junior Katherine Goller was the final scorer for PSU, finishing 20th.

            The second half of the Plymouth State Carnival will be Sunday at Waterville Valley with a giant slalom race. 

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