Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Hartwick and Union in Tri-Meet

Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Hartwick and Union in Tri-Meet

Springfield, Mass. - January 7, 2017 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team hosted a tri-meet against Hartwick College and Union College on Saturday and captured a pair of victories.  The Pride bested Hartwick, 225-75, and edged Union, 155-143. 

The Pride opened the meet with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay as the team of Lindsay Defelice (Watertown, Conn.), Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.), Danielle Hoffner (Bridgewater, N.J.), and Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) combined for a 1:55.39. 

The first-place finishes continued, as Haley Nolan (Lowell, Mass.) was victorious in the 100 Back after producing a 1:03.83. In the 100 Breast, Christine Shea (Peabody, Mass.) also took first with a time of 1:10.04. Later in the day, Olivia Paione (Auburn, Mass.) swam a 55.24 to finish first in the 100 Free. 

In the 200 Breast, Springfield produced the top three finishers. Medeiros was victorious with a time of 2:31.42, and was followed by Shea, 2:33.62, and Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.), 2:37.88.

The Pride saw more success in the 1000 Free, as Cordery produced a second-place performance with a time of 11:01.98. She was closely followed by Natalie Waechter (Ventura, Calif.), who earned third with a 11:17.27. Cordery was also Springfield's top finisher in the 50 Free, posting a time of 26.14.

The 200 Free featured stong performances from Paione and Kate O'Connor (Manchester, Conn.), who took second and fourth with times of 1:57.50 and 2:02.53. Paione performed again in the 200 IM, where she captured second with a 2:14.70, and teammate Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.) took third with a 2:18.69. Lamb also posted a second place finish in the 500 Free with a 5:24.43.

On the diving boards, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) won the one-meter board with a 255.20, followed by Kayla Dvorchak's (Monson, Mass.) second-place score of 206.50.  On the three-meter, Skaza cruised to a victory with a 283.05, while Dvorchak took second in 217.65.

Hoffner was the Pride's top performer in the 200 Fly, as she raced to second with a 2:16.33. Medeiros was right behind her, placing third with a 2:17.68. Later in the 100 Fly, Medeiros took second with a time of 1:01.18, while Hoffner nabbed third with a 1:02.58.

Springfield closed out the day with the 400 free relay, where Cordery, O'Connor, Lamb, and Nolan posted a third-place finish in 3:51.17.

Next Saturday, Springfield will host the NYU Violets beginning at 1:00 pm.