PSU Women’s Swimming dunked by UMass Dartmouth

PSU Women’s Swimming dunked by UMass Dartmouth

Carberry, Schumaker win butterfly events for Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Kaya Flanagan (Fairhaven, Mass.) and freshman Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) won three individual races each Saturday afternoon as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth captured 13 of the 16 events to defeat Plymouth State University, 145-116, in a women's swimming and diving meet at the PSU Natatorium.

            Flanagan's top performance was in the 200-yard backstroke, where she set the pool record with a time of 2:17.99, breaking the mark of 2:19.71 set by Wellesley College's Carolyn O'Hara in 2007.  Flanagan also won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.95 seconds and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:26.09.

            Deveaux was the first-place finisher in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races (58.53 and 2:06.75, respectively) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:45.04).

            PSU was led by senior Sam Carberry (Shrewsbury, Pa.) and freshman Addie Schumaker (Haymarket, Va.), who captured one individual butterfly event each and joined together on a winning relay team. Carberry touched the wall first in the 50-yard fly in 30.09 seconds, and finished a close second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:19.89.  Schumaker was the fastest swimmer in the 100-yard fly in 1:12.62.

            Carberry and Schumaker were joined by freshmen Megan Farmer (Plainville, Conn.) and Julia Donahue (Hampstead, N.H.) on the winning 400-free relay team (4:08.22).

            Sophomore Yulyssa Diaz (Dorchester, Mass.) and Kendra Hebert (Lowell, Mass.) were also double-winners for the Corsairs.  Diaz cruised to victories in the 500- and 1000-yard freestyles (5:58.03 an 12:05.81), while Hebert was the high-point scorer in the two diving events with 210.50 on the one-meter board and 184.35 on three-meter board.

            Deveaux, Flanagan and Diaz were led off by sophomore Cara Butcher (East Longmeadow, Mass.) on UMD's winning 200-yard medley relay contingent (2:06.77).  Other winners for the Corsairs included freshman Jenna Leanues (Lakeville, Mass.) in the 50-yard backstroke (32.87) and senior Kasey Schell (Hanover, Mass.) in the 50-yard breaststroke (37.63).

            Both teams swim their final dual meet of the season next Saturday at PSU (3-4) travels to Simmons College while UMD (3-8) visits Colby-Sawyer College. 

Coach Al Switzer thanked and congratulated the PSU Seniors on Senior Day (from left):  
Sam Carberry, Lauren D'Iorio, Jess Bierschied, and Nora Doherty.  

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