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January 29, 2011

UMass Dartmouth swims past Plymouth State Women

Brodeur posts three individual victories for Panthers                                                                                                 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth won nine of the 16 events Saturday afternoon en route to a 151-131 victory over Plymouth State University in a women’s collegiate swimming and diving meet at the PSU Natatorium.

            The Corsairs won the opening relay of the meet and took eight individual events to capture the victory.  UMD stops a four-meet losing streak and improves to 2-8 in dual meets, while PSU is now 4-5 on the season.

 
   PSU Swimming Senior Day

            Sophomore Maggie Conlon (Methuen, Mass.) and junior Kimberly Moore (Billerica, Mass.) paced the Corsairs with two individual victories apiece.  Conlon won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:08.26 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.91, while Moore touched the wall first in the two distance races, the 1,000-yard free (22:43.67) and 500-yard free (5:45.98).

            Also capturing individual swimming races for the Corsairs were senior Lindsay Little (Danvers, Mass.) in the 50-yard free (28.24 seconds) and sophomore Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, Mass.) in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13.60).  Sophomore Cecelia Rius (Rockville, Md.) was the winner of both diving events, scoring 190.45 points on one-meter and 163.80 on three-meter.

            Junior Nicole Brodeur (Claremont, N.H.) led all swimmers with three individual victories for Plymouth State; she won the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.36) and 50-yard butterfly (29.15 seconds) and the 100-yard freestyle (58.75 seconds).  Classmate Brittney Gondek (South Glastonbury, Conn.) captured the 50-yard backstroke (30.80 seconds) and 100-yard backstroke (1:04.71), and sophomore Jennifer Samaro (Salem, N.H./Central Catholic) took the 50-yard breaststroke (34.90 seconds).

            The Panthers will compete in their final dual meet of the season next Saturday, Feb. 5, at Simmons College, while UMD does the same next Saturday at Colby-Sawyer College. 

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