Trinity Women's Swimming And Diving Sweeps Mount Holyoke And Vassar

Trinity Women's Swimming And Diving Sweeps Mount Holyoke And Vassar

South Hadley, Mass. – First-year Olivia Fournier (Southington, Conn.) won two individual events and swam a leg of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a sweep of the Vassar College Brewers and the host Mount Holyoke College Lyons in a women’s swimming and diving tri-meet this afternoon at Mount Holyoke College Natatorium.  Trinity downed the Brewers, 162.5-133.5, and the Lyons, 209-87.  Vassar won, 186-108, over Mount Holyoke.  The Bantams even their dual-meet record at 2-2, while Vassar is now 5-2, and the Lyons fall to 3-5.

Fournier won the 50-yard freestyle at 25.50 and the 100-yard free at 55.41, while teaming with sophomore Grace Gorman (Sudbury, Mass.) and fellow rookies Emily Murphy (Gansevoort, N.Y.) and Aurelia Umholtz (Flagstaff, Ariz.) to win the 400-yard freestyle relay by over five seconds with a time of 3:46.34.  Gorman also won the 100-yard backstroke at 1:04.11, while Trinity first-year Zoryanna Matlashewski (Anoka, Minn.) won both the 500-yard freestyle at 5:20.89 and the 200-yard IM at 2:13.57.  Matlashewski added a second-place time of 2:00.72 in the 200-yard freestyle, and Gorman was third in the 100-yard free.  Murphy was the runner-up in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.27) and the 100-yard freestyle (57.30), and Umholtz placed third in both the 200-yard free (2:01.59) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.02).  

There were numerous other outstanding performances for the Bantams included a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke and a third-place showing in the 200-yard breast for sophomore Serena Ly (West Newton, Mass.), and a runner-up finish in the 200-yard fly and a third-place swim in the 200-yard IM by junior Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.).  Rookie Ruby Schiller (Cambridge, Mass.) placed second in the 100-yard butterfly, classmate Annastazia Chin (Kingston, Jamaica) was third in the 100-yard breaststroke, and sophomore Katherine Greer (Summit, N.J.) came in third in the 500-yard freestyle for the Bantams.  Sophomore Lia Urban-Spillane (Rochester, N.Y) was stellar in diving with a winning score of 241.85 off the one-meter board and a second-place score of 225.70 off the three-meter board for the Bantams.