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PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving dunked by UMD

Seniors lead Panthers on Senior Day

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth captured 11 of the 16 events Saturday afternoon, defeating Plymouth State University, 144-114, in a women's swimming and diving meet at the PSU Natatorium.

  PSU seniors Samaro and Mulhern

            The Corsairs had four swimmers who won two individual events apiece.  Senior Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, Mass.) captured the 50-yard freestyle (27.69 seconds) and the 500-yard free (5:34.53); senior Meredith Maki (Holden, Mass.) took the 200-yard free (2:06.94) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.53); freshman Caroline Corcoran (West Boylston, Mass.) touched the wall first in the 100-yard free (59.68) and 1,000-yard free (11:35.11); and junior Katelyn Kidney (Lynn, Mass.) was first in the 50-yard butterfly (29.92) and the 100-yard fly (1:05.48).

            Senior Maggie Conlon (Methuen, Mass.) also captured the 50-yard breaststroke for the Corsairs (35.81 seconds).  UMD swept the relay races, with Maki, Corcoran, Kidney and Cooper teaming up to win the 200-yard medley relay (2:02.84) and Corcoran, Maki, Conlon and Cooper finishing first in the 400-yard free relay (3:58.49).

            Plymouth State got victories from both of its seniors on Senior Day.  Jennifer Samaro (Salem, N.H./Central Catholic) won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.27) in an exciting finish, out-touching Conlon by two one-hundredths of a second.  Samaro also captured the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.48, and classmate Amy Mulhern (Taunton, Mass.) took first place in the 50-yard backstroke (32.62).

            PSU junior Shannon Rogers (Beverly, Mass.) captured the two diving events, scoring 185.30 to win on one-meter and totaling 180.05 to take the three-meter scoring.

            The Panthers wrap up the regular season on Sunday (Jan. 27) with a dual meet at Simmons College, while UMD competes in its final dual meet next Saturday (Feb. 2) at Colby-Sawyer College. The New England Championships for swimming are Feb. 8-10 at White River Jct., Vt., and for diving on Feb. 16-18 at Plymouth State. 

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