Women’s swimming and diving emerges 168-107 over Seton Hall

Curt Bliamptis, Staff Writer

The women’s swimming and diving team lived up to expectations in its meet against Seton Hall on Oct. 30. The Bison won 11 events to bring in 168 points to defeat the Pirates.

Some notable victories for the Bison included wins from Abby Merriman ’20 in the women’s 1,000 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle. Rachel Perry ’17 won the 100 yard freestyle and the 100 yard backstroke while Brittany Bishop ’19 won the 200 yard freestyle. Libby O’Hare ’20 placed first in the 100 yard breaststroke, Julianna Foss ’18 took the 100 and 200 yard butterfly, and Mary Weinstein ’19 captured first in the in the 200 yard breaststroke for the Orange and Blue.

On the diving side of the team, Isabel Gardner ’20 won the 1-meter diving event and the 3-meter diving event.

“We were pleased overall with the team’s performance. Going on the road, in a single day trip always presents some challenges but I think we managed those challenges well. We came out a little flat on the first relay but bounced back right away in the 1000 freestyles. Our distance swimmers helped set the tone going forward and we raced well,” head coach Dan Schinnerer said.

The Orange and Blue will travel to Annapolis, Md. on Nov. 5 for a quad meet with Navy, American, and Lafayette.

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