NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts won 12 of 16 events and outscored Plymouth State University, 162-133, Saturday afternoon in a women's swimming and diving meet at the Tripp Athletic Center.
Plymouth State had its three-meet winning streak stopped and dropped to 6-2 on the season, while the Corsairs evened their mark at 5-5.
Sophomore Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H./Vermont Academy) led the Panthers with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle (2:07.37) and second-place finishes in the 50 free (27.46 seconds) and 500 free (5:40.05). Brodeur also joined seniors Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) and Elise Innis (Harpswell, Maine) and sophomore Brittney Gondek (South Glastonbury, Conn.) on the winning 400-yard free relay team.
Innis also captured first place for PSU in the 50-yard freestyle (27.37 seconds), and senior Chaz Sweeney (Methuen, Mass.) won the 50-yard backstroke (30.65 seconds) and took second in the 100 back (1:10.37). Little finished second in three races, the 50 and 100 butterfly and the 100 free.
Senior Kathleen Foley (Haverhill, Mass.) won three events for UMD, taking the 50 yard breaststroke in 33.72 seconds, the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:13.37, and the 200 yard individual medley in 2:25.02. Freshman Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, Mass.) won the 100 yard butterfly in 1:04.38, the 100 yard freestyle in 58.22 seconds, and the 50 yard butterfly in 28.69 seconds. Sophomore Kim Moore (Billerica, Mass.) won the 1000 yard freestyle in 11:38.34, and the 500 yard freestyle in 5:39.88. Freshman Meredith Maki (Holden, Mass.) took the 100 yard backstroke in 1:07.20, and freshman Cecilia Rius (Rockville, Md.) won both the one meter diving with 202.10 points, and the three meter diving with 169.20 points.
PSU returns home for the final dual meet of the season next Saturday against Simmons College on Senior Day at the PSU Natatorium (1:00 p.m.).
-- 30 --