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Women’s swimming wins two

By Eric Brod

Senior Writer

The women’s swimming team continued its impressive start to the season, posting a 2-1 record against Patriot League foes Lafayette, American and Navy at Kinney Natatorium last Saturday. The Orange and Blue posted victories over American 224-66 and Lafayette 225-75 but lost to defending Patriot League Champion Navy 154-144.

The Bison posted seven first-place finishes, led by Emily Wright ’14, who won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.92 seconds. Wright also finished third in the 100 free in 52.39 seconds. Four other Bison finished in first place: Kelly Pontecorvo ’14 in the 1,000 free, Kelly Purcell ’13 in the 100 free, and Elizabeth Porcellio ’13 in the 200 IM.

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“I think that having competition between the team members is beneficial to all of us, because we are really pushing each other and motivating each other more than competing against each other,” Goebel said. “Having multiple girls in an event shows how much depth we have and the strength of our team. We are a team first and foremost and we constantly encourage each other. It is exciting to see your teammates do well and it makes us want to push ourselves even more.”

In diving, Morgan Popple ’12 finished second in the one-meter board with 224.50.

The Bison women return to action Saturday when they host Colgate at Kinney Natatorium.

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