Women's Swimming & Diving Drops 139-92 Decision to UMass Dartmouth

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The UMass Dartmouth women's swimming and diving team captured first place in nine of 13 events as the Corsairs downed host Bridgewater State University, 139-92, on Tuesday evening at the Mary Jo Moriarty Pool in Bridgewater.

UMass was led by junior Morgan Cooper (Sunderland, Mass.) who took top honors in two individual events and swam a leg on the Corsairs' winning 200 medley relay squad (2:01.03).  Cooper posted times of 2:06.21 in the 200 freestyle and 57.84 in the 100 freestyle.

Senior Kim Moore (Billerica, Mass.) also won a pair of events for UMass placing first in the 1,000 freestyle (11:54.30) and 500 freestyle (5:46.86).

Bridgewater State freshman Christina Minich (Wellesley, Mass.) was the top performer for the Bears capturing both diving events as she posted scores of 176.35 points on the one-meter board and 171.00 on the three-meter.  Classmate Taylor Brochu (Cotuit, Mass.) added a victory in the 50 freestyle (27.28) while fellow rookie Sarah Rechtiene (Southbury, Conn.) touched the wall first in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.87).

The Corsairs improve to 1-2 in dual meet competition, while the Bears slip to 1-3 on the season. 

Both teams will be competing in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday which gets underway at noon.

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