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Bentley stops PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving win streak

(Meet Results

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Junior Anne Kaduboski (Dedham, Mass.) won three individual events and set one pool record Wednesday afternoon to lead Bentley University past Plymouth State University, 166-130, in a women's swimming and diving meet at the PSU Natatorium.

            The Falcons captured nine individual events in the meet, while PSU won five individual races and both relays.  Bentley improves to 4-1 in dual meets this season, while the Panthers drop to 3-1.  The outcome stopped PSU's dual meet winning streak at eight in a row, dating back to last season.

            Kaduboski touched the wall first in a pool-record time of four minutes, 57.07 seconds to win the 400-yard individual medley.  She also captured the 100-yard butterfly in 1:02.02 and 100-yard backstroke in 1:05.10.  Her time in the 400 IM lowered the standard of 5:04.77, set by Jessica Laidley of Keene State in 2008.

            Sophomore Molly Murphy (Horseheads, N.Y.) also took two races for Bentley, winning the 50-yard breaststroke in 34.01 seconds and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:14.62.  Freshman Jessica Hodsdon (Brewer, Maine) won the 100-yard freestyle in 57.18 seconds and sophomore Susie Boretti (Westford, Mass.) was the winner of the 1,000-yard free in 11:45.14).

            Bentley also captured both diving events, with junior Emily Travers (Brentwood, N.H./Exeter) scoring 203.80 to win the one-meter and freshman Abby Mathews (Chelmsford, Mass.) scoring 197.50 to earn the win on three-meter.

            Senior Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) led the Panthers with a pair of individual wins and a relay victory.  She was the fastest in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.37 seconds and the 50-yard butterfly in 29.38.  Little also joined senior Chaz Sweeney (Methuen, Mass.) and sophomores Brittanie Bradley (Scarborough, Maine) and Brittney Gondek (South Glastonbury, Conn.) on the winning 200-yard medley relay team.

            Sweeney and sophomores Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H./Vermont Academy) and Lara Gruner (Center Barnstead, N.H./Prospect Mountain) were also individual winners for PSU.  Sweeney was victorious in the 50-yard backstroke (31.58 seconds); Brodeur took the 200-yard free (2:12.18); and Gruner outlasted the field in the 500-yard free (5:52.86). Gruner, Brodeur, Gondek and senior Elise Innis (Harpswell, Maine) ended the meet with a win in the 200-yard free relay.

            PSU will host the annual Alumni meet this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  The late Krit Kearins, a former New England champion diver for the Panthers, will be remembered before the meet.

            Bentley returns home to host Saint Michael's College Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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