Women’s Swimming and Diving defeats Lehigh at home


Lianne Garrahan / The Bucknellian

Morgan Sohosky, Senior Writer

As the women’s Swim and Dive team was settling back into life at Bucknell, they managed to capture a win at home against Lehigh. The Bison now holds a 6-2 record (5-2 PL record), a strong start to the season. They took first in nine events with runner-up finishes in seven other events.

The seniors on the team were recognized for their dedication to Bucknell women’s Swim and Dive prior to the event, as it was senior night. They proceeded to take full advantage of their senior night meet as they contributed to five out of nine of Bucknell’s first place finishes. 

Alexandra Ritorto ’23, Sabrina Vumbacco ’23 and Sophia Donati ’23, three seniors on the team, competed in the 200 medley relay with teammate Esme Hunter ’24 to take first place.

Vumbacco was a standout throughout the course of the meet, as she also took home first place titles in the 200 and 500 freestyle. 

Hunter, a fellow member of the 200 medley relay team, also took first in the 100 backstroke. Kayla Lichtner ’24 also took home two solo titles with first in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. Catherine Craig ’23 was another champion, placing first in the 200 breaststroke. 

To round out the first place finishers for the Bison, Emma Feld ’26 finished first in the 1,000 Freestyle and Liz Dokina ’25 also finished first in the 100 breaststroke.

Following the remarkable nine first-place finishes, the Bison also finished in the top three in the 200 medley relay, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 1000 freestyle.

Bucknell will be home again for the Bison Invite on Jan. 28, their final preparation prior to the Patriot Championship hosted in mid-February.

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