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Trinity And Hamilton Women's Swimming And Diving Finish In A Tie

Trinity And Hamilton Women's Swimming And Diving Finish In A Tie

Clinton, N.Y. - Three different Bantams won events, as visiting Trinity College came away with a 149-149 draw against the Hamilton College Continentals in awomen's swimming and diving dual meet for both teams this afternoon at Bristol Pool.  The meet was Trinity's season opener, while the Continentals are now 1-0-1. The Bantams race at Bates College next on Sunday, November 24 at 10 a.m.  Junior diver Lia Urban-Spillane (Rochester, N.Y.) won both diving events, while sophomores Zoryanna Matlashewski (Anoka, Minn.) and Aurelia Umholtz (Flagstaff, Ariz.) won two races apiece for the Bantams.

The meet came down to third place in the final relay and the Continentals' foursome outpaced Trinity's fourth-place quartet by 2.05 seconds to collect the two points they needed to knot the score at 149-all. Largely due to 32 points in the diving events, Trinity had built a 145-136 after Matlashewski and senior co-captain Audrey Ettinger (New Canaan, Conn.) took first and third in the 400-yard individual medley to close out the individual events. 

In the meet-ending, 400-yard freestyle relay, Hamilton's foursome finished first and third to score 13 points, but Trinity junior Samantha McStocker (Weston, Conn.), sophomores Olivia Fournier (Southington, Conn.) and Erin Murphy (Gansevoort, N.Y.), and first-year Rachel Papalski (Flemington, N.J.) posted a second-place time of 3:44.77 to get the Bantams to 149 points as well.

Matlashewski had started the meet off well too with a winning time of 11:23.82 in the 1,000-yard free, followed by rookie teammate Rory Woods (Milford, Conn.) in second.  Bantam sophomore Serena Ly (West Newton, Mass.) won the 100-yard breaststroke later in the meet, while Umholtz (2:15.95) and Ettinger (2:19.53) finished 1-2 in the 200-yard butterfly in the next event.  Fournier gave the Bantams three winners in a row with a first-place time of 25.68 in the 50-yard free.

Trinity went ahead in the team scoring after the one-meter diving, as Urban-Spillane, junior Grace Chouinard (Natick, Mass.) and sophomore Olivia Ramos (Wellesley Hills, Mass.) finished 1-2-3. Urban-Spillane's score of 234.85 was 40 better than any other diver.  After the Continentals had pulled back ahead, Ettinger won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:36.10, while Umholtz placed first (5:29.30) and Papalski was second (5:33.65) in the 500-yard free to keep the score close.  In the three-meter diving, the same three Bantams agains finished in the top-three spots, led by Urban-Spillane with a winning score of 249.40, to give the lead back to the Bantams with two events left.