PSU Women’s Swimmers defeat Western Connecticut

PSU Women’s Swimmers defeat Western Connecticut

Panthers sweep all swimming events in victory

            DANBURY, Conn. – Plymouth State University won 14 of the 16 events Monday afternoon and posted a 160-121 victory over Plymouth State University in a collegiate women's swim meet.

            Freshmen Deanne DeGrazia (Westport, Mass.) and Julia Mazza (Belchertown, Mass.) led the Panthers with individual victories in three events apiece, while junior Katia Wyman (Portsmouth, N.H.) and freshman Julia West (Wiscasset, Maine) captured two events apiece. The Panthers were also victorious in both relay races.

            DeGrazia was the winner of the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:13.23, the 50 free with a time of 28.15 seconds, and the 500 free in 5:56. 97. Mazza came in first in the 100-yard butterfly with a 1:07.09, the 100 backstroke in 1:09.36, and the 50 butterfly in 29.53 seconds.

            Wyman topped the field in the 1,000 yard free with a 12:24.30 and the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:21.29, and West captured the 50 backstroke in 31.17 and the 100 yard IM in 1:08.63. Sophomore Addie Schumaker (Haymarket, Va.) also finished first in the 100 free with a 1:02.06.

            The Plymouth State 200 medley relay team of West, Schumaker, Mazza, and DeGrazia led off the meet with a victory in 2:03.62, and the team of Schumaker, freshman Stephanie LaBeck (Oakville, CT), junior Kelsey Cronan (Framingham, MA), and junior Meaghan Doherty (Charlestown, MA) took first in the 200 free relay in 2:05.96 to close the meet.

            Sophomore diver Sarah Sheaffer (New Fairfield, Conn.) took first place in both diving events to claim the only victories for Western Connecticut.

            PSU improves to 6-3 in dual meets while Western now has a dual meet record of 2-5 on the season.  Both teams return to action on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., as Western travels to Westfield State and Plymouth State visits UMass Dartmouth.

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