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Wellesley sinks PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving in opener

WELLESLEY, Mass. - Wellesley College took first place in 15 of the 16 events Saturday afternoon and coasted to a 219-81 victory over Plymouth State University in the first women's swimming and diving dual meet of the season.

The Panthers registered their only win of the meet in the one-meter diving (voluntary), when freshman Kelly Keena (Westminster, Mass.) took first with a score of 129.90.  Freshman Danielle DeStefano (Centerville, Mass.) placed second in her collegiate debut in both the one-meter voluntary (127.95) and optional (114.15) diving events.

The top swimming performances for the Panthers came from senior captain Annabelle Winters (Chester, N.H.), sophomore Cait Anton (Woolwich, Maine), and freshman Christina Miller (Manchester, N.H./Central), who registered two second places each.  Winters was runner-up in the 500 -yard freestyle (5:49.95) and 1000-yard freestyle (11:50.12), Anton finished second in the 50-yard backstroke (31.69 second) and 100-yard backstroke (1:08.43), and Miller touched second in the 50-yard free (26.57) and 100-yard free (59.82).

Freshman Christina DiGiacomo (Meriden, Conn.) also made a strong debut, placing second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.60) and third in the 100-yard free (1:00.31).

PSU, 0-1, makes its home debut next Saturday, hosting Regis College at 1:00 p.m.  Wellesley, 1-0, has another home meet Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. against MIT.

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