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January 16, 2010

PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving dunks Bridgewater State

(Meet Results

            BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Freshman Jennifer Samaro (Salem, N.H./Central Catholic) won three individual events Saturday afternoon to lead Plymouth State University to a 141-117 victory over Bridgewater State College in a women's collegiate swimming and diving meet.

            The Panthers captured 11 of the 16 events in the meet, three by Samaro and two each by sophomores Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H./Vermont Academy) and Nora Regan (West Hartford, Conn.)  PSU improves to 4-1 in dual meets this season, while BSC, competing for the first time since December 12th, fell to 3-6 in dual meets.

            Samaro placed first in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events (1:18.89 and 2:48.90, respectively) and took top honors in the 200-yard individual medley (2:29.06).  Brodeur touched the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle in 59.66 seconds and the 500-yard free in 5:49.91, and Regan swept the diving events, scoring 174.50 on the one-meter board and a career-best 189.75 on three-meter.

            Three other Panthers were individual winners.  Sophomore Lara Gruner (Center Barnstead, N.H./Prospect Mountain) took the 1000-yard free (12:22.71), senior Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) captured the 50 free (26.38 seconds) and senior Chaz Sweeney (Methuen, Mass.) won the 100-yard backstroke in a season-best time of 1:09.40.

            Freshman Loren Phinney (Holbrook, Mass.) was a double winner to lead the Bears, taking the 200-yard free (2:01.20) and the 200-yard back (2:21.24).  Junior Mary Burns (Billerica, Mass.) was the winner of the 200 fly for BSC, and freshman Bridget Hasson (Milton, Mass.) finished first in the 100 fly (1:07.30).

            PSU is slated to host Western Connecticut State University Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., while BSC visits Westfield State next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.           

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