BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State College women’s swimming and diving team posted 12 first place finishes out of 16 events Saturday afternoon as the Bears defeated Plymouth State University, 152-127, at the Mary Jo Moriarty Pool.
Sophomore Jillian Coache (New Bedford, Mass.), freshman Bryn Morwick (Indianapolis, Ind.), junior diver Jennifer Jackson (Randolph, Mass.) and senior captain Patricia Montmeny (Springfield, Mass.) highlighted the win for the Bears.
Coache and Morwich both placed first in three individual events while also swimming on the winning 400 freestyle relay team. Coache posted times of 2:04.95 in the 200 freestyle, 2:24.28 in the 200 butterfly, and 1:02.65 in the 100 butterfly. Morwich first-place finishes were in the 1000 freestyle (11:41.30), 200 backstroke (2:22.69), and the 200 individual medley (2:26.21). The 400 freestyle relay team, which also included sophomores Sarah Fuller (Palmer, Mass.) and Erica Robinson (Lynn, Mass.), registered a first place time of 3:57.69.
Jackson swept the diving events for the fifth time this season as she placed first on both the one-meter and three-meter boards. Jackson scored 191.65 points on one-meter and 236.15 on three-meter. Montmeny earned a pair of first place showings in the breaststroke events, posting a time of 1:18.13 in the 100 breast and 2:46.27 in the 200.
Freshman Caitlin Little (Scituate, Mass.) provided the highlights for Plymouth State, capturing first place in the 50-yard freestyle (26.24) and the 100 freestyle (57.95), both season-best times. Little helped the Panthers win the 200 medley relay (2:03.18). PSU’s only other individual victory came from freshman Christina Labriola (Westerly, R.I.) in the 100-yard backstroke (season-best 1:06.64).
Freshman Tracey Posnick (Sharon, Mass.) placed second in three events – the 100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley. Freshman Nicky Hamel (Derry, N.H.) finished runner-up in both diving events (season best scores of 180.05 on the low board and 151.55 on the high board), as senior diver Danielle DeStefano (Centerville, Mass.) sat out the meet with an injury.
The Bears return to action on Wednesday at 6 p.m. when they host a men’s and women’s meet against Wheaton College. Plymouth will also be competing on Wednesday as the Panthers travel to Keene State College for a 5 o’clock meet with the Owls.
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