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November 23, 2013

UNE spoils PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving’s home opener

Panthers win six individual events against Nor'Easters

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Kelly Dolyak (Cheshire, Conn.) and sophomore Sara DeAngelo (Hamilton, N.J.) won two individual events apiece Saturday afternoon to lead the University of New England to a 162-99 victory over Plymouth State University in a women's swimming and diving meet at the PSU Natatorium.

            Dolyak captured the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events, winning the 200 in 2:07.47 and the 500 in 5:40.41, while DeAngelo took the 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.39 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.38.  DeAngelo also swam legs on UNE's winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard free relay teams.

            Four PSU swimmers brought home first-place finishes in individual events.  Senior Delia Foley (Londonderry, N.H.) touched the wall first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:53.81); junior Erin Campbell (Marshfield, Mass.) won the 50-yard breaststroke (34.39); junior Sam Carberry (Shrewsbury, Pa.), in her first meet after the completion of the field hockey season, captured the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.80); and freshman Jessie Blake (Portland, Maine) won the 50-yard butterfly (30.36).

            Panther senior Shannon Rogers (Beverly, Mass.) was the high scorer in both diving events, scoring 151.25 points to win the one-meter event and 165.80 to take the three-meter.

            Also winning individual events for UNE were freshman Andrea Rybicki (Wakefield, Mass.) in the 50 backstroke (32.54); junior Emily Zeimetz (Rochester, N.H.) in the 50 free (27.38); freshman Eleni Bautz (Southborough, Mass.) in the 100 free (1:00.16); and sophomore Rachael Romain (Rockford, Mich.) in the 200 individual medley (2:27.88).

            DeAngelo was joined in the winning medley relay race by senior Alex Gabriels (East Greenbush, N.Y.), Zeimetz, and Romain, and teamed up with Bautz, Gabriels and Zeimetz to win the finale event, the 400 free relay.

            PSU, 1-2, is back in training for two weeks, leading into the annual Little East Conference Championships meet on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. UNE, 4-1, hosts Colby-Sawyer College in a dual meet on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 12 noon.

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