UNH Women's Swimming and Diving Upends UMass. 178-118

AMHERST, Mass. -- The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team continued their dominant season by breaking four pool records and defeating the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, 178 - 118.

The Wildcats (5-0) broke the pool record in the 200-yard medley relay as Melissa Lague (Salem, N.H.), Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.), Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Catherine McDonough (Denville, N.J.) joined forces to finish the race in 1 minute, 48.6 seconds.

Daly broke two pool records of her own in the meet, winning the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.44 and the 200 breast in 2:19.20, 12.99 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. She also won the 1000 freestyle (10:29.82) and had the fastest time in the 200 individual medley, although it was an exhibition swim.

Lague also broke a pool record, swimming the 100 backstroke in 57.9. She had another first-place finish in the 200 back, clocking in at 2:05.84.

Brittany Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) had two individual wins as well, finishing the 200 free in 1:55.53 and the 500 free in 5:08.49.

Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y.) excelled in both diving events, winning the 1-meter dive with a score of 236.69 and the 3-meter dive by posting 230.32 points.

McDonough and Petchonka also had first-place finishes of their own, as McDonough won the 100 free (54.51) and Petchonka won the 100 butterfly (59.10).

The UNH women return to action Jan. 17 at home against Northeastern. The meet is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Swasey Pool.

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