Carberry leads PSU Women’s Swimming past Saint Joseph (Conn.)

Carberry leads PSU Women’s Swimming past Saint Joseph (Conn.)

Farmer, Doherty, Schumaker also winners for Panthers

            WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior Sam Carberry (Shrewsbury, Pa.) won three individual events Saturday afternoon to lead the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team to a 108-102 victory over the University of Saint Joseph  at the Bruyette Natatorium.

            Carberry touched the wall first in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of two minutes, 12.92 seconds. She took her next event, the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:08.80, and finished her day with a victory in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:29.85, the team's fastest time this season.

            Senior Nora Doherty (Dorchester, Mass.) and freshmen Megan Farmer (Plainville, Conn.) and Addie Schumaker (Haymarket, Va.) were also multiple winners for PSU. Doherty won the 50-yard backstroke in 33.47 seconds and the 100-yard backstroke in 1:11.60; Farmer outraced the field in the 50-yard freestyle (27.02 seconds) and 100-yard freestyle (1:00.50); and Schumaker was the fastest in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:18.57) and 50-yard fly (31.84).

            PSU won both relay races, with Doherty, Schumaker, Farmer and freshman Julia Donahue capturing the 200-yard medley relay (2:07.23) and Farmer, Donahue, Doherty and senior Jess Bierschied (Portsmouth, N.H.) teaming up to win the 200-yard free relay (1:57.99).

            Rachel Mauthe (East Lyme, Conn.) won two individual distance races for USJ, taking the 1000 freestyle (12:10.21) and the 500 free (5:59.74), and placing second in  the 50 butterfly. Olivia Kajda (Katowice, Poland) won her first collegiate event, taking first in the 50-yard breaststroke, and Luz Holmes (East Hartford, Conn.) earned first place in 1-meter diving for the Blue Jays.

            The Panthers will be back in the water on Monday, Jan. 19, with a home meet against Western Connecticut State University (11:00 a.m.)

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