DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Clinching first place in seven different events, the Corsairs clinched a 135-101 win over Plymouth State as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth celebrated Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at the Tripp Athletic Center.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 135, Plymouth State 101
The Corsair quartet featuring sophomores Molly Harrington (Tewksbury, Mass.), Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.), Abigail Wilson (Newburyport, Mass.), and senior Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) jumpstarted the women's winning ways with a first place finish in the 200-yard medley, posting a time just over two minutes. Deveaux followed up her contribution with an 11:43 finish in the 1000-yard freestyle, with sophomore teammate Alissa Hall (Westborough, Mass.) notching runner-up.
Harrington made it three straight wins for the hosts, as her time of approximately thirty seconds tallied another nine points in the 50-yard backstroke. Minutes later, Murphy saw similar success in the 50-yard breaststroke, touching the wall at the 35.92 second mark.
Deveaux sealed her fourth top-finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, with Murphy coming in just four seconds later. Freshman Tara Clark (Southgate, Mich.) submitted a six-minute time in the 500-yard freestyle, granting the Corsairs another nine points on the board.
The final additions to the score were via freshman Brianna Johnson (Plymouth, Mass.), sophomore Kayla Lovy (Londonderry, N.H.), Hall and Clark, who combined to complete the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:56.73.
Freshman diver Jose Guerrero (New Bedford, Mass.) added another accomplishment to his successful first year with the Corsairs, as he set a new freshman record by posting a score 280.80 points on the one-meter height. The record was previously owned by Tom Evans, who recorded a score of 277.65 in his inaugural season with the team.
The swimming and diving teams will head up to Northfield, Vt. next Saturday to partake in a tri-meet with Norwich University and Franklin Pierce, starting at 2 p.m.