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December 10, 2011

Westfield State swims past Plymouth State

Brodeur and Mulhern win events for Panthers 

            WESTFIELD, Mass. – Westfield State University won 13 of the 16 events Saturday afternoon en route to a 164-113 victory over Plymouth State University in the final women's swimming and diving meet of the first semester.

            Junior Katie Cox led the Owls with three individual wins apiece, taking the 200 freestyle (2:05.29), the 100 butterfly (1:05.13) and the 500 freestyle.  She helped Westfield State even its record at 2-2, while PSU drops to 0-3.

            Three Owls were also double winners on the day.  Junior Kirsten LaMotte captured the 50 and 100 breaststroke races in 33.89 seconds and 1:12.08, respectively;  senior Jenna Tasse won the 50 and 100 freestyle (26.52 and 56.92, respectively); and senior Kim Schmidt was the winner of the one-meter and three-meter diving with scores of 256.90 and 255.40, respectively.

            The Panthers were led senior Nicole Brodeur and junior Amy Mulhern.  Brodeur touched the wall first in the 50 butterfly (29.37 seconds) and Mulhern took first place in the 100 backstroke (1:08.16).

            The two schools split the two relay races, Westfield winning the 200 medley relay and Plymouth State taking the 400 free relay.

            The Panthers will now break for final exams and the holidays, and will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 6, hosting Bentley University at the PSU pool. 

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