Green Terror upends Red Devils for first time since 1994
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Rachel Walega's (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) second half of a two-win day secured McDaniel's 58-37 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming action on Saturday.
The Green Terror (1-3, 1-3 CC) won seven of the 11 events to down the Red Devils (6-3, 1-2 CC) for the first time since Dec. 3, 1994.
Carson Gannon notched two of Dickinson's four victories on the day. She touched first in the 200 free (2:01.70) and 100 free (56.26).
Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Walega, Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life) opened the meet with a Harlow Pool record time of 1:54.01 in the 200 medley relay.
A 1-2 finish from Jessica Fry (St. Mary's, Ga./Camden County) and Suzanne Stettinius (Parkton, Md./Hereford) in the 1,000 freestyle pushed McDaniel's lead to 15-1. Fry won the event in her first action of the season with a time of 11:30.90.
Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) notched her first of two wins in the 50 free (25.49)
After Carson's victory in the 100 free helped pull Dickinson within 31-30, Vanscoy recorded her second win of the afternoon, touching first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.67.
Gaby Cifuentes (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) and Fry finished 1-2 in the 500 freestyle to stretch the lead to 45-34. Cifuentes won the event in a time of 5:33.32 before Walega sealed the win, finishing the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:09.42 for her fourth double win of the season.
Schickler, Cifentes, Megan Giroux (Damascus, Md./Damascus) and Duesterhaus wrapped up the day with a victory in the 200 free relay (1:44.85).
The Green Terror returns to action at Franklin & Marshall on Friday. Meet time is 6 p.m.
McDaniel 58, McDaniel 37
Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Kerrie Vanscoy, Rachel Walega, Brittney Lenz, Abbie Schickler) 1:54.01^; 1000 Freestyle – Jessica Fry (M) 11:30.90; 200 Freestyle – Carson Gannon (D) 2:01.70; 50 Freestyle – Emma Duesterhaus (M) 25.49; 200 IM – Natalie LeBlanc (D) 2:17.97; 100 Butterfly – Rachel Williams (D) 1:03.18; 100 Freestyle – Gannon (D) 56.26; 100 Backstroke – Vanscoy (M) 1:02.67; 500 Freestyle – Gaby Cifuentes (M) 5:33.32; 100 Breaststroke – Walega (M) 1:09.42; 200 Freestyle Relay – McDaniel A (Abbie Schickler, Cifuentes, Megan Giroux, Duesterhaus) 1:44.85.
^ Harlow Pool record