PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving topped by Westfield State

PSU Women’s Swimming & Diving topped by Westfield State

Svetin, Allaire each win twice for Panthers in setback

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) and junior Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) each won a pair of events as the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team dropped a dual meet to Westfield State University, 153-124, Saturday afternoon at the PSU Natatorium.

            Svetin took first in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard IM, while Allaire swept the diving events. Sophomore Cammie Turell (Bowie, Md.) also had a big day for the Panthers, capturing a first place and two second place finishes.

            The setback was Plymouth State's first home dual meet loss of the year as the Panthers dip to 2-3 overall. Westfield State improved to 4-2 on the season.


            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 124, Westfield State 153


            Plymouth State 2-3

            Westfield State 4-2


            How it Happened:

            * Svetin took first in the 100-yard IM with a time of 1:12.62, while also winning the 100-yard backstroke. Her time of 1:07.23 was a season best.

            * Allaire scored 227.25 points on the 1-meter board, topping her next closest competition by more than 23 points. She followed with a 30-point win in 3-meter diving after scoring 219.25.

            * Turell started her day with a second place finish in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 32.60 seconds. She was also second in the 50-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 26.96 seconds, just 0.44 seconds off the lead.

            * Turell posted a season best time on her way to capturing the 50-yard butterfly, finishing in 28.93 seconds.

            * Freshman Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.) added a pair of second place finishes after swimming a 12:39.33 in the 1000-yard freestyle and a 6:04.51 in the 500-yard freestyle.

            * Senior Megan Gresham (Waterbury Center, Vt.) added a second place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (1:09.99), while freshman Jasmine Santiago (Leominster, Mass.) took second in the 100-yard IM (1:16.72).


            Teaming Up:

            * PSU set a season-mark in the 200-yard freestyle relay as the foursome of Santiago, Svetin, sophomore Sylvie Donnell (Warren, N.H.) and Turell teamed up for a 1:56.91 to finish first.


            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "I was happy we had some more personal best times," said head coach Anne Barbeau. "You typically don't see that until later in the year and we still have half the season ahead of us."


            Up Next:

            * Plymouth State is off for the next three weeks for final exams and the holiday break. The Panthers return to action on Jan. 5 for a home meet with PSU alumnae.

            * Westfield State has an even longer layoff, returning to the pool on Jan. 18 for a home dual meet with the University of St. Joseph (Conn.).





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