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November 5, 2010

PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving dunks Regis in opener

Graham and Brodeur lead Panthers to victory

            WESTON, Mass. – Senior Lindsay Graham (Framingham, Mass.) captured four events and junior Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H.) won three Friday evening as the Plymouth State University women’s swimming and diving team opened the season with a 124-112 victory over Regis College.

            Both Panther swimmers won two individual events, Graham capturing the 50-yard and 100-yard breaststroke in 36.79 seconds and one minute, 18.52 seconds, respectively, and Brodeur touching the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle (27.42 seconds) and 50-yard butterfly (30.01).  Graham also swam the breaststroke leg on the winning 200-yard medley relay, both were members of the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay.   

            Plymouth State showed a balanced team, with eight different Panthers winning individual events.  In addition to Graham and Brodeur, junior Brittney Gondek (South Glastonbury, Conn.) won the 200-yard free (2:10.02), freshman Delia Foley (Londonderry, N.H.) took the 500 free (5:53.67), sophomore Amy Mulhern (Taunton, Mass.) won the 50 back (32.60), sophomore Jennifer Samaro (Salem, N.H./Central Catholic) captured the 200 individual medley (2:27.52), and freshman Jackie Viotto (Morristown, N.J.) was first in the 100 fly (1:11.65).  Freshman Shannon Rogers (Beverly, Mass.) was also successful in her collegiate debut in the one-meter diving.

            Sophomore Christina Estrada took first place in two events for Regis, capturing the 1000 free and 100 free. Teammate Lindsay Ranahan also earned first place points for the Pride in the 100 backstroke.

            The Panthers will journey back to the same pool next Saturday, Nov. 13, for the Regis College Invitational, beginning at 12 noon. 

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