DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s swimming and diving team defeated the University of Maine, 173-127, at Swasey Pool on Saturday.  UNH captured first place finishes in 10 of the 16 total events.
    UNH placed first in the 200-yard medley relay event with a time of 1 minute, 51.22 seconds.  Juniors Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.), Kary Goodman (South Windham, Maine), Christine Tartaglia (Brewster, N.Y.) and sophomore Katrina Maloney (Dover, N.H.) all made key contributions in the event.  Goodman highlighted the meet with two other first-place finishes in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events with times of 1:00.02 and 2:09.05, respectively.  Goodman also placed second in the 100 butterfly event to fellow teammate Petchonka.  Petchonka captured first place finishes in the 100 butterfly, and both the 50 and 100 freestyle events, finishing with a meet-high 27 individual points.
    In the 1000 freestyle event, senior Caitlin Hamer (Andover, Mass.) finished second with a time of 10:48.48 and freshman Shawna Watterson (Frisco, Texas) finished third in the event as well with a time of 10:50.53.  Freshman Evelyn Yuen (Princeton, N.J.) placed first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.91 with Tartaglia finishing close behind in second at 1:10.39.
    Freshman Mattie Fowler (Farmington, Maine) captured first place in the 200 butterfly event with a time of 2:09.50.  Fowler also finished in third place in both the 200 yard backstroke and 200 yard individual medley.
    In the 1- and 3-meter diving events, junior Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y.) finished first to gain a total of 18 individual points.  Sophomore Taryn Persia (Batonia, N.Y.) finished second and third in those events, respectively.  Sophomore Rebecca Keys (Scituate, Mass.) also finished second in the 3 meter dive.
    The UNH swimming and diving team will return to action at Cambridge, Mass. Jan. 26 against Harvard University at 2 p.m.


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