Springfield, Mass. - December 8, 2018 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team was edged by Middlebury College, 155.5-144.5, on Saturday afternoon in the Art Linkletter Natatorium.
Starting off the day for the Pride, the team of Grace Moore (Glastonbury, Conn.), Brianna Magee (Hauppauge, N.Y.), Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.), and Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) combined efforts to lead Springifeld to a victory in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.28.
Moore would later capture the win in the 50 back with a time of 28.44 en route to the first of her three individuals victories on the day. The rookie would also win the 100 back at 1:01.07 and 100 IM with a 1:02.47.
Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) sprinted to a 1:58.77 time to win the 200 free, would finish second in the 100 free in 55.71, and later produced first-place points in the 500 free with a time of 5:22.15.
McKenzie touched first in the 50 breast at 32.54, while Izzy Ripp (Selden, N.Y.) finished right behind her with a time of 32.65. In the 100 fly, Lauren Longley (Westfield, Mass.) placed third with a time of 1:03.03 while Magee finished third in the 50 free with a 25.87 time and second in the 50 fly with a 28.13.
On the diving boards for the Pride, senior Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) won both events with national-qualifying scores by registering a 269.40 on the one meter and a 283.05 on the three meter.
Finishing the day for the Pride was Paione, McKenzie, Cordery, and Magee who finished second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:41.66.
Springfield returns to action after the new year when they head to Oneonta, N.Y. to take on Hartwick and Union in a tri-meet on Saturday, January 12.