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September 23, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Sports

Women’s Swimming and Diving: Blue and Gold hold off Red Dragons

The women’s swimming and diving team battled back and forth with rival SUNY-Cortland, but were victorious with a final score of 177-123 on Saturday in the Athletics and Events Center Pool.

Senior Carly Jones was a triple-event winner for the Blue and Gold, placing first in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle with times of 25.43 and 55.15 seconds respectively. She also won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.29.

Jones said she felt her team performed more efficiently than in last week’s meet against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“We were strong in our stroke events, which really pulled us forward towards the end of the meet,” Jones said.

For the second consecutive meet sophomore Korie Fackler won both 1-meter and 3-meter diving event. She scored 222.80 and 239.20 points respectively.

Seniors Missy Keesler and Carly DeSanto, sophomore Elizabeth Gawrys, and freshman Kylie Bangs were individual event winners as well. Keesler won the 200-yard backstroke, finishing in 2:11.10, DeSanto won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.67, Gawrys won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.35, and Bangs won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.30.

Senior captain Amanda Vitullo credited the team’s victory to the second and thirdplace finishes that the Bombers obtained.

“Those finishes were very important because even though they had strong speed swimmers, they did not have as much depth as we did,” she said.

The South Hill squad will travel to William Smith College on Tuesday to face the Herons.