January 31, 2014



Smithfield, R.I.-Senior Sophie Kanno (Cranston, RI) posted a pair of first-place finishes, while junior Ramie Cormay (Walpole, MA) and freshman Jaclyn Pringle (North Providence, RI) each tallied first-place finishes of their own, as the Rhode Island College women’s swimming team fell short against Eastern Connecticut, 126-70, at Bryant University’s Chace Center Pool on Friday night.


Kanno, who was honored on Senior Night for Rhode Island College (1-5) along with Cormay and senior Katherine Landry (Woonsocket, RI), took first place in the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.85) and the 100 IM (1:05.65), while also placing second in the 100-yard freestyle (59.74).



 Head Coach Ron Sutherland with seniors Katherine Landry,
Sophie Kanno and Ramie Cormay


Cormay took first in the 50-yard butterfly (32.21) and also finished second in the 100 IM (1:16.95) and fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke (39.30). Meanwhile, Pringle placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (6:20.13) and added fourth-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle (2:20.70) and the 50-yard freestyle (29.62).


Eastern Connecticut (7-1) was led by senior Erin McVeigh (Windsor, CT), who notched first-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.34) and the 100-yard freestyle (57.24). Junior Kayla Smoragiewicz (Norwalk, CT) helped pace the Warriors with a first-place finish in the 50-yard backstroke (29.78) and a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (26.95).


Sophomore Katie King (Barkhamstead, CT) took first place in the 50-yard breaststroke (32.57) for Eastern and added a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.21). Sophomore Macaire Jones (Danbury, CT) posted a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (26.48), while freshman Megan Styrczula (Farmington, CT) finished first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:11.71) and third in the 50-yard backstroke (33.78). Junior Shannen Barnard (Niantic, CT) placed first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:46.75) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (2:16.40).


For RIC, Landry posted a second-place finish in the 50-yard butterfly (33.32), while finishing third in both the 200-yard breaststroke (2:55.84) and the 50-yard breaststroke (38.91). Freshman Rachel Soria (Pawtucket, RI) took third place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:18.10), fourth place in the 50-yard backstroke (36.33), and fifth place in the 50-yard freestyle (31.30).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete in the 2014 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships, hosted by the University of Rhode Island, on Feb. 14-16 (10 a.m.).