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January 31, 2004

PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving defeated at UMD

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Plymouth State University and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth each won seven individual events Saturday, but the host Corsairs won both relays and used stronger depth to defeat the visiting Panthers in a women's swimming and diving meet, 162-129.

The Corsairs improve to 9-4 on the season, while PSU drops to 4-5.

Three Plymouth State individuals captured two events apiece, but the highlight came in an event won by UMD. Panther senior Annabelle Winters (Chester, N.H.) placed second in the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing in a school-record time of 11 minutes, 41.61 seconds. Her time was faster than the previous Plymouth State mark of 11:43.90, set by Christa Smith on Feb. 4, 1999.

The Panther individuals who collected two wins apiece against the Corsairs included seniors Scarlette Scarborough (Salem, N.H.) and Krit Kearins (Andover, Mass.) and freshman Cait Anton (Woolwich, Maine). Scarborough won the 200-yard butterfly (in a season-best time of 2:25.39) and the 400-yard individual medley (in a season-best 5:11.85). Kearins was the top scorer in the one-meter (224.85) and three-meter (225.75) diving events, the sixth time this season she has swept the diving. Anton touched first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.33) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:21.27), establishing season-best times in both races and missing the six-year-old school record in the 200 back by 14 one-hundredths of a second.

PSU's other individual winner was senior Andrea Denoncour (Chicopee, Mass.), who took first in the 50-yard backstroke (season-best 32.69).

Plymouth State wraps up the regular season this Saturday with a dual meet against Simmons (1:00 p.m.), the last home meet of the year.

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