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January 17, 2009

PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving defeats Bridgewater State

(Meet Results

            BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - Plymouth State University captured nine of the 16 events Saturday afternoon to defeat Bridgewater State College, 155-134, in a collegiate women's swimming and diving meet at the Mary Jo Moriarty Pool.

            Freshman Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H.) paced the Panthers with three victories. She won two individual events in the 200-yard freestyle (2:07.87) and 100 freestyle (:58.76), and also swam a leg on the winning 400 freestyle relay team (3:58.54).  Classmate Brittanie Bradley (Scarborough, Maine) also won two individual events for PSU, taking the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke in 1:14.62 and a season-best 2:43.57, respectively.

            Other Plymouth State swimmers to win individual events were junior Tracey Posnick (Sharon, Mass.) in the 1000 freestyle (11:56.77), freshman Brittney Gondek (South Glastonbury, Conn.) in the 50 free (27.41 seconds), and senior Amanda Branch (Gray, Maine) in the 100 butterfly (1:06.58).

            Freshman Devin Silverthorne-Lillie (Newport, N.H.) captured the 3-meter diving event with a season-best 180.35 points.  Classmate Nora Regan (West Hartford, Conn.) took second in the 1-meter diving with a personal-best score of 179.00 points, which qualified her for the New England Championships.

            Junior Bryn Morwick (Indianapolis, Ind.) and senior Erica Robinson (Lynn, Mass.) led the way for the Bears.  Morwick posted three individual wins in the 200 butterfly (2:26.31), 500 freestyle (5:44.83) and the 200 individual medley (2:27.57).  Robinson notched a pair of wins taking first place in both the 100 backstroke (1:06.93) and 200 backstroke (2:24.46) events.

            Morwick and Robinson also teamed up with senior Katrina Scholtz (Amesbury, Mass.) and freshman Jennifer Jason (Montague, Mass.) to capture first place in the 200 medley relay (2:02.07).

Sophomore diver Renee Marcos (Lakeville, Mass.) placed first on the one-meter board with a score of 184.50 points.

            Both teams resume competition next Wednesday, the Bears (4-3) traveling to Keene State for a 6 p.m. meet and the Panthers (2-4) visiting Western Connecticut for a 1:00 p.m. contest. 

(Courtesy of Bridgewater State Sports Information) 

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