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UMD too much for Plymouth State Swimming & Diving

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Little East Conference champion University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's swimming and diving team captured 13 of 16 events Saturday afternoon and cruised to a 161-119 victory over Plymouth State University at the PSU Natatorium.

The Corsairs, who won the annual LEC Championship meet last month, improve to 10-3 in dual meets, while PSU falls to 1-6.

Junior Sarah Desjardins (East Freetown, Mass.) led the Corsairs with three individual victories, winning the 100-yard freestyle (12 minutes, 5.93 seconds) and the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events (1:24.96 and 3:02.46, respectively).

Juniors Seanna McRae (Taunton, Mass.) and Kelley Kidd (Denville, N.J.) and sophomore Sarah Toltin (Sandwich, Mass.) each won two events for the Corsairs.  McRae took the 100- and 200-yard backstroke (1:04.39 and 2:19.66), Kidd captured the one-meter and three-meter diving (222.20 and 232.90) and Toltin swept the 50- and 500-yard freestyles (26.93 and 5:46.18).

Other winners for UMD included sophomore Meaghan Coache (New Bedford, Mass.) in the 200 free (2:06.72), freshman Katelyn Chase (Acushnet, Mass.) in the 100 fly (1:10.68), and freshman Ashley Wong (Needham, Mass.) in the 50 fly (31.93).

Two Panther swimmers collected individual victories - freshman Christina DiGiacomo (Meriden, Conn.) in the 100-yard free (1:00.06) and sophomore Cait Anton (Woolrich, Maine) in the 200 individual medley (2:28.22).  PSU also won the final event, the 400-yard free relay.

PSU competes in its final dual meet of the season next Saturday at Simmons (1:00 p.m.).  UMD has an away meet next Saturday against Colby-Sawyer and Saint Joseph College (1:00 p.m.)

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