PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State College used its depth Saturday afternoon to pull out a 159-132 victory over Bridgewater State College in a women’s swimming and diving meet at the PSC Natatorium.
PSC captured nine of the 16 events in the meet, as well as 10 second-places and eight third- place finishes. The win improves PSC to 4-2 on the season, while the Bears drop to 3-3.
The Panthers were led by senior Allison Bregy (Camden, Maine) and sophomore Scarlette Scarborough (Salem, N.H.). Bregy brought home three first-place finishes, winning the 100 yard butterfly in 1:05.78, the 500 yard freestyle in 5:51.69, and the 100 yard individual medley in 1:07.60. Scarborough captured the 100 and 200 yard backstroke events in 1:06.32 and 2:25.29, respectively, and finished runner-up in the 50 fly (30.15).
Freshman Ann Winters (Chester, N.H.) and senior Amy Bernier (Bristol, Conn.) also had strong swimming performances for PSC. Winters won the grueling 1,000-yard freestyle in 12:22.53, and placed second in the 500 free (6:03.52) and 100 breaststroke (1:21.94). Bernier was a runner-up finisher in 100 and 200 free (1:01.15 and 2:13.86, respectively).
Plymouth State swept both diving events. Sophomore Krit Kearins (Andover, Mass.) was the winner of the one-meter event with a score of 215.40, and classmate sophomore Becky Huntington (Hampstead, N.H.) won on the three-meter board (220.95).
Juniors Katie McLean (Chicopee, Mass.) and Sarah Provencher (Woonsocket, Mass.) paced the Bears with two victories apiece. McLean won the 100 free (1:00.26) and 50 fly (30.07) and Provencher took the 100 breast (1:17.17) and 200 breast (2:46.94). Junior Shaunessy Egan (Feeding Hills, Mass.) won the 200 free (2:13.77), and the Bears swept both the 200 medley and 200 free relays.
The Panthers are back in action next Saturday, Jan. 26th, when they travel to St. Joseph’s College (Conn.) for a 1 p.m. meet. Bridgewater State competes again Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, at Wheaton College (6 p.m.).