Women Struggle At First Road Meet

Dominique Daniels, Sports Writer

The women’s swimming and diving team competed at Pittsburgh on Oct. 25 for its first road meet of the season. Coming off a 1-1 record at the previous weekend’s meet, the Bison were hoping to continue their recent success against the Panthers. Although the Bison fought hard, they came up short, losing 195-100.

“Going into the meet against Pitt, our coach told us that in order to improve as a team, we must compete against teams that are better than us. He emphasized the importance of being challenged by our competitors. We made it a point to keep the energy at high levels throughout the entire meet, no matter what the score was,” Jackie Shroyer ’15 said.

Even though the outcome was not what they wanted, there were some great individual performances. Emma Levendoski ’16 posted victories in the 100 and 200 backstroke while Julianna Foss ’18 posted a runner-up finish in the 100 fly. Amber McDonnell ’17 was runner-up in the 200 fly and finished third in the 200 IM. Tally Ford ’18 continues to improve early in the season as well, as she had a pair of top-10 diving marks.

“Even though we suffered losses on both the men’s and women’s side, this meet was a chance to experience competing on the road, and yet another chance to improve upon our previous performances,” Shroyer said.

Pitt was a great test for the Bison and they will surely improve. They are off this weekend, but the Orange and Blue will be back in action Nov. 8 for a home quad meet against American, Lafayette, and Navy.

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