Women's swimming cruises past Lehigh

By Lindsay Regruto

Staff Writer

Elizabeth Porcellio ’13 won three individual events while Tara Boyle ’15, Tori Molchany ’15, and Katie Hetherington ’15 took the top three spots in both diving events to lead the women’s swimming and diving team to a 189-111 victory at Lehigh on Saturday.

“The diving team did really well against Lehigh. We all worked hard in practice in the week before the meet, which really helped us all to perform well … I’m really proud of the whole team,” Boyle said.

Porcellio was named Patriot League Female Swimmer of the Week and Molchany Female Diver of the Week for their efforts. The awards were firsts for both women this season.

Boyle, Molchany and Hetherington all scored above 235 in the one-meter dive. Boyle’s 249.74 places her fifth in program history. Molchany moved to eighth in program history on the one-meter with 236.24 and fifth on the three-meter with 255.30.

Porcellio took first in the 200-yard freestyle, 100 fly, and 200 IM, setting a career best at 58.52 in the 100 fly. Two other Bison posted multiple wins–-Kelly Pontecorvo ’14 in the 500 and 1,000 free and Lauren Perry ’15 in the 50 and 100 free.

Kaitlyn Sweeney ’12 also took first in the 200 fly. The meet ended with a victory in the 400 free relay by Marisa Taddeo ’13, Perry, Kaitlyn Utkewicz ’14 and Porcellio.

“It was a great way to end our dual meet season,” Pontecorvo said. “We left the seniors with a proud win and the entire team in a position to be excited about.”

“Times at this meet were not the main focus of our goals as we were tired and worn down from a hard week of training,” Sweeney said. “The fact that we raced well and met the challenge of winning the meet was a great way to end the season and hopefully a foretelling sign of our preparation for Patriots and ECACs.”

Overall, the women had victories in 11 of 16 events. The Bison finish their dual season 5-4 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League. The Orange and Blue travel to Annapolis, Md. this Saturday for the Navy Invitational.

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