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DURHAM, N.H. - Led by a pair of first-place finishes by both Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) and Melissa Lague (Salem, N.H.), the University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team defeated both Colgate University, 136-106, and the University of Vermont, 182-57, Saturday afternoon at UNH's Swasey Pool.
With the pair of victories, UNH remains unbeaten this season at 4-0-1.
Daly led a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 55.79 seconds. Amanda Paul (Reston, Va.) and Jaclyn Smith (Greenwich, R.I.) followed in 1:58.26 and 1:59.93, respectively, and teammate Caitlin Hamer (Andover, Mass.) was next to touch the wall in 2:00.42. Daly's other first-place finish was in the 200 breaststroke.
The Wildcats, who won eight of 13 events, also finished 1-2-3 in the 200 individual medley. Lague beat the field with a time of 2:10.48. Fellow 'Cats Kristen Nardozzi (St. Petersburg, Fla.; 2:12.61) and Amy Roberts (Boxborough, Mass.; 2:13.30) took the next two places. Lague also recorded the fastest time in the 200 backstroke.
The meet began with UNH winning the 400 medley relay. Lague swam the opening leg and was followed by Christine Harvey (Plaistow, N.H.), Ashley Fish (Fairview, Pa) and Nardozzi. Fish later captured first place in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:08.85.
UNH's other individual victory was by Roberts in the 500 free.
The meet ended similarly to the way it started - with the Wildcats winning a relay. The quartet of Paul, Daly, Fish and Harvey combined to produce a first-place finish in the 400 free relay.
UNH returns to action Nov. 16 at home against Binghamton University. The meet begins at 11 a.m.