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PSC sunk by Eastern Connecticut

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Eastern Connecticut State University's women's swimming and diving team captured its first victory over Plymouth State College in its five-year history Saturday, defeating the Panthers, 145-115, at the PSC Natatorium.

The victory improves ECSU to 2-3 overall, while PSC drops to 1-3.

Sophomore Amy Golas (Meridan, Conn.) and freshman Stefanie Marcucio (Watertown, Conn.) led the way for the Warriors, combining for five individual victories. Golas captured first place in the 50 yard freestyle (27.25), the 100 free (59.23) and the 50 butterfly (30.01), and Marcucio took first in the 50 breaststroke (38.14) and 100 breast (1:22.51). ECSU junior Jen Motolo (Suffield, Conn.) also captured the 1000 yard free (12:57.92) for ECSU.

Plymouth State was led by junior Allison Bregy (Camden, Maine), who placed first in three individual events -- the 100 butterfly (1:05.99), the 500 free (5:46.68) and 200 individual medley (2:27.34). Freshman Scarlette Scarborough (Salem, N.H.) also won two events, the 50 back (32.28) and 100 back (1:08.79), and junior Amy Bernier (Bristol, Conn.) finished first in the 200 free (2:10.13) and second in both the 50 (27.84) and 100 free (59.36).

The Panthers captured the 200 medley relay (2:04.31) with the team of Scarborough, Bregy, Bernier and freshman Katie Koch (Jeffersonville, Vt.), while ECSU took the 200 free relay (1:54.80) with the team of junior Katie Leccese (Mt. Kiscon, N.Y.), junior April Heimlich (San Jose, Cal.), sophomore Lisa Roberts (Norwich, Conn.) and freshman Erin Kennedy (Meridan, Conn.)

Eastern Connecticut had no divers, so PSC's divers were considered exhibition in both the one- and three-meter events.

PSC is now idle for the rest of the semester, returning to action on Saturday, Jan. 13th, with a dual meet at Simmons College (1:00 pm.) ECSU resumes competition on the same day with a home meet against Wheelock College (1 p.m.)