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January 25, 2014

UMD sinks PSU Women’s Swimming/Diving

Carberry, Foley, Wyman post strong swims for Panthers

            NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth won 13 of the 16 events Saturday afternoon and defeated Plymouth State University, 156-122, in a collegiate women's swimming and diving meet.

            Katelyn Kidney, Kendra Hebert and Kaya Flanagan led the way for the Corsairs with three individual victories apiece.  Kidney finished first in the 100 and 1000 yard freestyle races as well as the 10-yard butterfly; Hebert won the 50 free and one- and three-meter diving events; and Flanagan touched the wall first in the 50 butterfly, the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley.

            Kerryn Kane also took two individual events, the 50 and 100 breaststroke race, and Caissie Niles was the winner of the 50 backstroke.

            The Panthers were led by senior Delia Foley (Londonderry, N.H.) and junior Sam Carberry (Shrewsbury, Pa.) Foley finished first in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:53.95, and took second in the 1000 free in 12:19.29. Carberry was the winner of the 200-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 2:11.91, and she finished runner-up in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.03.

            Plymouth State opened the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay with the team of junior Nora Doherty (Dorchester, Mass.), freshman Katia Wyman (Portsmouth, N.H.), sophomore Kelly Merkle (Salem, N.H.) and junior Lauren D'Iorio (Kennebunk, Maine).

            Wyman also posted season-best times in three individual events, finishing runner-up in all three.  She finished the 50 breaststroke in 37.17 seconds, the 100 breast in 1:20.41, and the 200 individual medley in 2:34.43.  Senior Jackie Viotto (Morristown, N.J.) took second in the 50 butterfly in a season-best time of 31.47 seconds.

            The Panthers will return home for the final dual meet of the season next Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against Simmons College on Senior Day at the PSU Natatorium.

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