Corsairs Defeat Chargers In Regular-Season Finale

Corsairs Defeat Chargers In Regular-Season Finale

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's swimming and diving team won seven races and both events in the diving well to post a 149-138 victory at Colby Sawyer College this afternoon.

Sophomore Kaya Flanagan (Fairhaven, Mass.) and freshman Chrissy Deveaux (North Andover, Mass.) each won three races to combine for six individual victories.  Flanagan captured the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.78) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.99), while also winning the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:45.88).

Deveaux continued her impressive rookie campaign by sweeping the breaststroke events and winning the 200 IM.  The freshman from North Andover, Mass. defeated the field in the 50-yard breaststroke by two seconds, when she touched the wall at 35.12. She blew the field out of the water in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:18.92 seconds, nearly three seconds ahead of the field.  Deveaux notched her third win of the afternoon, when she stopped the clock at 2:20.88 seconds in the 200 IM.

Sophomore Yulyssa Diaz (Dorchester, Mass.) also placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:59.15 seconds.

In the diving well, senior Brooke Garvey (Billerica, Mass.) captured the 1-meter board with a total score of 222.80, 10.15 points ahead of sophomore Kendra Hebert (Lowell, Mass.).  Hebert edged out Garvey in the higher platform with a total score of 200.00 points, 1.60 points ahead of her teammate.

UMass Dartmouth will return to action on Friday, Feb. 13, when the Corsairs compete in the New England Div. II-III Championships at the University of Rhode Island.