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Women's Swimming and Diving Tops Keene State, Falls To Wheaton

Women's Swimming and Diving Tops Keene State, Falls To Wheaton

Springfield, Mass. - November 17, 2018 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team was defeated by Wheaton College, 165-126, on Saturday afternoon in the Natatorium at Springfield College.

In the 400 medley relay, the team of Grace Moore (Glastonbury, Conn.)Amelia McKenzie (Charlton, Mass.)Madisen Crowley (Manchester, Conn.), and Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) finished in 4:07.06 to get the afternoon started for the Pride.

Paione would continue to impress as she bested all competitors in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke, clocking in at 1:10.02 and 2:27.30, while also coming in second in the 100 free with a 55.08. In the 1,000 free, Hannah Savoie (Milford, Conn.) touched first with a time of 11:21.95, and also touched second in the 500 free with a 5:32.52.  Moore would go on to win the 200 backstroke with a 2:11.77 and take second in the 100 backstroke and the 100 fly, as she delivered times a 1:01.03 and 1:01.67.  Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) also finished the 200 free in 2:03.32 and Crowley totaled a 2:19.20 in the 200 fly.

In the 50 free, Brianna Magee (Hauppauge, N.Y.) sprinted to a third place finish of 25.90 and Izzy Ripp (Selden, N.Y.) had Springfield's best time in the 200 IM with a 2:20.58.  The team of Cordery, Savoie, Magee, and Monique Forte (Providence, R.I.) would end the day for Springfield with a 1:45.98 in the 200 relay.

On the three-meter board, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) delivered a national-qualifying mark of 300.30 to win the event and also scored a national-score of 269.35 on the one-meter.

Springfield will now gear up for the Ithaca Invitational that will take place in two weeks.