PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving defeats Saint Joseph (Conn.)

            WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Five individuals won two events apiece Saturday afternoon as the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team defeated Saint Joseph College, 140-112, at the Bruyette Natatorium.

            The Panthers won 13 of the 16 events in the meet, including both relay races.  Both teams now have 2-5 dual meet records on the season.

            Senior Christina DiGiacomo (Meriden, Conn.), junior Kaitlyn Milligan (Forestdale, Mass.) and sophomore Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) led the Panthers, each winning two individual events and swimming on both winning relays teams.  Senior Kate Marrie (Swampscott, Mass.) and sophomore Chaz Sweeney (Methuen, Mass.) were also double-winners for PSU.

            DiGiacomo posted season-best times in winning two events, the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.31) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:53.19).  Milligan captured the 50-yard breaststroke (35.19 seconds) and the 100-yard free (1:10.00), and Little was the winner of the 50-yard free (27.23) and the 50-yard fly (29.44).  The three teamed up with Sweeney to capture the 200-yard medley relay (2:06.32) and with junior Lindsay Osborne (Cedar Falls, Iowa) to take the final event of the meet, the 400-yard free relay.

            Marrie went uncontested in winning the two diving events, scoring a season-high 181.95 points in the one-meter, six-dive format, and posting a 137.70 score in the one-meter, five-dive voluntary event.  Sweeney touched the wall first in both the 50-yard backstroke (32.07) and the 100-yard back (1:01.60).  PSU's other individual winner was sophomore Tracey Posnick (Sharon, Mass.), who captured the 1,000-yard freestyle in 12:18.26.

            Leading the way for the home team was freshman Sarah Wheeler (Winchendon Springs, Mass.), who took the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.64) and the 100-yard individual medley (1:09.77), and junior Anne Weeks (Mystic, Conn.), who captured the 100-yard breaststroke (1:18.03).

            PSU returns to the pool next Saturday with a dual meet at UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.)  Saint Joseph hosts Western New England College on Friday (7:00 p.m.)

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