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January 4, 2009

PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving outraced by Bentley

(Meet Results

            WALTHAM, Mass. - Bentley College captured 11 of the 15 events Sunday afternoon en route to a 141-127 victory over Plymouth State University in a women's swimming and diving meet, the return to competition for both teams after the holiday break.

            Sophomore Anne Kaduboski (Dedham, Mass.) led the winners with three individual victories, taking the 50-yard freestyle in 26.68 seconds, the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.71, and the 400-yard individual medley in 4:48.04. She also swam the backstroke leg on Bentley's winning 400-yard medley relay team.

            The Falcons had three others who were double-winners in the meet.  Freshman Susie Boretti (Westford, Mass.) captured the 200-yard free (2:07.65) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.23); senior Lynne Tutunjian (Shrewsbury, Mass.) touched first in the 50- and 100-yard butterfly (29.57 and 1:05.71, respectively); and sophomore Emily Travers (Brentwood, N.H.) scored highest in the one-meter and three-meter diving events (201.25 and 222.75 points, respectively).

            PSU's top performer was freshman Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H./Vermont Academy), who resumed her outstanding rookie season.  She placed first in the 100-yard free in 59.49 seconds, and finished second in the 50-yard fly (30.47) and 200-yard free (2:08.83).  Brodeur also teamed with junior Elise Innis (Harpswell, Maine), senior Kaitlyn Milligan (Forestdale, Mass.) and freshman Brittney Gondek (South Glastonbury, Conn.) to give PSU a win in the 200-yard free relay.

            Two other Panthers were individual winners, junior Tracey Posnick (Sharon, Mass.) in the grueling 1,650-yard freestyle (20 minutes, 25.40 seconds) and classmate Chaz Sweeney (Methuen, Mass.) in the 50-yard backstroke (31.41).

            PSU, 1-3, will host the annual alumni meet next Saturday at the PSU Natatorium and will resume official competition on Wednesday, Jan. 14, with a dual meet at rival Keene State (5:00 p.m.) Bentley, 2-3, visits Saint Michael's next Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. meet. 

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