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PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving falls to WestConn

Brodeur tops Panthers with two wins

            DANBURY, Conn. – Western Connecticut State University won 12 of the 16 events Wednesday afternoon and defeated Plymouth State University, 165-107, in a women’s swimming and diving meet at O'Neill Natatorium.

            Freshmen Kathie Meerman (Danbury, Conn.), Megan Scully (Farmington, Conn.), Danielle Laprine (New Fairfield, Conn.), Beth Magin (Brookfield, Conn.) and Nicole Olmstead (Southbury, Conn.) each won two events for the Warriors, who were competing for the first time in 2011 and are now 3-2 on the season.

            Meerman captured the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 29.40, the 100-yard freestyle at a 56.90 clip. Laprine captured the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.63) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.54) while Olmstead took first place in the one and three meter diving competition.  Scully pulled off first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (27.88) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:47.19), and Magin captured the 1000-yard freestyle (11:59.59) and the 200-individual medley (2:26.84).

            Junior Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H.) was a multiple winner for the Panthers, now 3-4, capturing the 200-yard freestyle (2:08.55) and the 50-yard butterfly (29.87).  Sophomore Jennifer Samaro (Salem, N.H.) earned top billing in the 50-yard breaststroke (35.64) while junior Brittany Gondek (South Glastonbury, CT) won the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.05).

            Olmstead took both diving events, satisfying one of two New England's qualifying scorers with a 196.90 on the low plank.

            WestConn returns to action on Friday when it hosts Hunter College at 1:00 p.m.  PSU returns home to host Saint Joseph College (Conn.) Saturday at 1:00 p.m. 

(Courtesy of Western Connecticut Sports Information) 

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