November 10, 2010

Gettysburg downs McDaniel

Bullets take five firsts in 103-80 win

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Caroline Coolidge won a pair of individual events to lead Gettysburg to a 103-80 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming action on Wednesday.

The Bullets (3-0, 2-0 CC) recorded five first-place finishes. The Green Terror (0-2, 0-2 CC) touched first in the other five events, including both relays.

Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) notched her first collegiate three-win outing, including as the anchor on the meet-opening 200 medley relay.

Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) and Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) joined Duesterhaus to combine for a program-record time of 1:53.18.

Ali Roth, who was also a double winner for the Bullets, touched first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:04.17. She also won the 100 butterfly (1:02.97). Coolidge's two wins came in the 400 IM (4:49.97) and 500 freestyle (5:22.85).

Duesterhaus tallied individual wins in the 50 free (25.57) and 100 backstroke (1:00.78). Her time in the backstroke set a new program-best mark in the event.

Walega made it a two-win night with a victory in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.83).

The Green Terror returns to action at Ursinus on Saturday. Meet time is 1 p.m.

Gettysburg 103, McDaniel 80

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Kerry Vanscoy, Rachel Walega, Brittany Lenz, Emma Duesterhaus) 1:53.18; 200 Freestyle – Ali Roth (G) 2:04.17; 50 Freestyle – Duesterhaus (M) 25.57; 400 IM – Caroline Coolidge (G) 4:49.97; 100 Butterfly – Roth (G) 1:02.97; 100 Freestyle – Susannah Ferrer (G) 56.41; 100 Backstroke – Duesterhaus (M) 1:00.78; 500 Freestyle – Coolidge (G) 5:22.85; 100 Breaststroke – Walega (M) 1:08.83; 200 Freestyle Relay – McDaniel A (Suzanne Stettinius, Abbie Schickler, Gaby Cifuentes, Megan Giroux) 1:46.74*.

* Gettysburg swam event as exhibition.

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