Women's Swimming and Diving Prevails Over Holy Cross In Final Dual Meet

Women's Swimming and Diving Prevails Over Holy Cross In Final Dual Meet

Worcester, Mass. - February 3, 2017 - In its final dual meet of the season, the Springfield College women's swimming and diving team knocked off Division I Holy Cross by a score of 153.5-144.5 on Friday night.

Springfield began the meet with the 200 medley relay team of Haley Nolan (Lowell, Mass), Christine Shea (Peabody, Mass.), Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.), and Haley Cordery (Berkely, Mass.) was out-touched at the wall to finish second in 1:53.73

In the 1,000 free Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.) registered a winning time of 10:54.11, finishing 13 seconds faster than her closest competitor, while Shea was victorious in both breaststroke events, posting a 1:09.84 in the 100 and touching in 2:32.18 in the 200.

In the 200 fly, Medeiros placed second in 2:12.89 but would later answer back with a first-place finish in 100 fly after posting a 1:00.26.  Cordery sprinted to a second-place finish in the 50 free with a 26.20 and powered past the competition in the 500 freestyle in 5:24.39.

Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) scored-first place points in the 100 free after swimming a 54.84, closely followed by Kate O'Connor (Manchester, Conn.) who finished second in 55.67.  In the 200 IM, Paione won with a 2:13.73, while teammate Mackenzie Coleman (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) was the runner up in 2:18.89.

Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) recorded a score of 245.32 to take second on the one-meter and notched a 271.80 on the three-meter, where she also was the runner-up.  The Pride wrapped up the meet by winning the 400 free relay, getting a time of 3:41.95 from O'Connor, Cordery, Medeiros, and Paione.

Springfield is set to compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, which will be held February 16-19 at WPI.