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Mariners Edge Marywood, 130-112

Scranton, PA - In a dual meet that went down to the wire the USMMA women's swimming and diving team defeated Marywood, 130-112, over the weekend.  Emily Olsen (Glenwood, NJ) was named Mariner of the Meet, finishing in the top-three of all three events in which she competed.  Alexandra Biehn (Burnsville, MN) captured first-place in the 500 and 1000 freestyle events, dropping significant time off her season best in both swims.  

The Mariners dominated the diving events and earned first, second, and fourth in the 3-meter competition.  Freshman Alissa Fentress (Denton, TX) earned first-place and Elizabeth Jackson (Albany, GA) was close behind in second in both events.  Alanna McNiece (San Diego, CA) earned fourth-place on the 3-meter board as the Mariners walked away from the diving events having outscored Marywood, 27-11.

Merchant Marine sealed the nail-biting victory late in the day in the 200 breaststroke.  Emily Boyson (Garland, TX) and Olsen posted a one-two finish as the duo touched the wall in 2:34.75 and 2:36.41, respectively.  The victory moves the Mariners to a perfect 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in Landmark Conference duals.

The USMMA women's swimming and diving team returns to competition in 2014 at home to take on Hunter on January 7.