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January 10, 1999

PSC Women's Swimming and diving opens 2nd Half with win over Regis

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College captured 12 of the 15 events Saturday and handed Regis College a 141-92 women's swimming & diving defeat at the PSC Natatorium.

The win improves PSC to 4-2 overall as the second half of the season begins. The Panthers have four dual meets left in the next three and a half weeks before the New England Championships on Feb. 20-22.

"With just a few post-Christmas break practices behind them," said PSC head coach Al Switzer, "the swimmers and divers did very well. They swam tired, yet well."

Leading the way for the Panthers, as has been the case all season, were juniors Meaghan Buckley (Haverhill, MA) and Sarah Lagasse (Haverhill, MA), who each registered wins in two events. Buckley won both of her specialties, the 50-yard freestyle (26.07) and the 100-yard freestyle (56.66), and Lagasse swept the one-meter diving events, scoring 148.50 in the voluntary and 141.45 in the optional.

PSC also had two other individuals who were double winners against Regis. Junior Sandra Twaddell (Jaffrey, NH) brought home first in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle (2:09.63 and 5:47.86, respectively), and freshman Allison Bregy (Camden, ME) captured the 100 and 200 yard butterfly events (1:07.72 and 2:25.28).

Three other Panther swimmers captured a first place - senior captain Christa Smith (N. Yarmouth, ME) in the 200-yard backstroke (2:26.95), freshman Julia Larsson (Varberg, Sweden) in the 100 yard backstroke (1:09.96), junior Aimee Cormier (Milford, ME) in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:21.38).

After a tough week of training, PSC returns to competition Saturday (Jan. 16) at Simmons (1:00 p.m.).

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