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Bentley too strong for PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving

Falcons sink Panthers in first meet of 2011

            WALTHAM, Mass. – The Bentley University women’s swimming and diving team proved too strong for Plymouth State University Thursday afternoon, winning 14 of the 16 events to capture a 151-116 victory over the Panthers at the Dana Center pool.

            The unbeaten Falcons improve to 6-0 in dual meets this season, while PSU has its dual-meet record evened at 2-2.  Both teams were competing for the first time in nearly a month since taking a break for final exams and the holidays.

            The highlights of the meet for the Panthers were provided by juniors Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H.) and junior Brittney Gondek (South Glastonbury, Conn.).  Brodeur captured first place in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 30.11 seconds, and she took second in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:09.01 and third in the 100-yard freestyle I 1:01.85.  Gondek earned PSU’s other victory, winning the 200-yard freestyle in 2:11.67 before taking second in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.28.

            Plymouth State will host the annual Alumni meet this Saturday at the PSU Natatorium at 1:00 p.m.  The next meet for the Panthers is next Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Keene State (1:00 p.m.) 

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