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November 11, 2017

 

WARRIORS DEFEAT WOMEN'S SWIMMING, 113-76, IN HOME OPENER

Smithfield, R.I.-Senior Sydney Curran (North Kingstown, RI) took home first place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:51.34) and also recorded a pair of third place finishes as the Rhode Island College women's swimming team opened the home portion of the 2017-18 season with a 113-76 setback against Eastern Connecticut in a Little East Conference contest held at Bryant University's Chace Center Pool on Saturday afternoon. 

 

THE BASICS 

 Eastern Connecticut took first place in eight of the 11 events in the victory. 

 

 

Senior Sydney Curran 

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

 Curran registered the first place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:51.34), which qualified her for a spot in the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship. She also recorded a third place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:46.41). Curran also qualified for the NEISDA Championship with her third place finish in the 400-yard IM (5:38.02). Curran swam the lead leg of the second place 400-yard medley relay (5:16.78) and had the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:22.50) that recorded a second place finish.

 

 RIC junior Madison Lane (Barrington, RI) had first place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (6:36.11) and was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:32.99). She also swam the second leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:05.18) that notched a second place finish. 

 

 Freshman Alexis Lewis (North Kingstown, RI) finished in second place in the 500-yard freestyle (7:55.90) and had a fourth place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle (17:45.17). Lewis also swam the second leg of the second place 200-yard freestyle relay (2:22.50).

 

 Sophomore Vanessa Dao (Revere, MA) had a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (29.38) for the Anchorwomen. She also finished in third place in the 1,000-yard freestyle (14:14.02) and was fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (1:05.14).

 

 Freshman Saige Grace (East Hampton, CT) had a pair of first place finishes for Eastern Connecticut, winning the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.96) and the 100-yard freestyle (58.60). She also had the anchor leg of the first place 400-yard medley relay (4:31.95). 

 

 Freshman Maggie Lasto (Orange, CT) also had a pair of first place finishes for the Warriors, winning the 400-yard IM (5:00.61) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:21.82). She also swam the lead leg of the first place 400-yard medley relay (4:31.95). 

 

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action,
Rhode Island College will travel to Western New England on Friday, Nov. 17 (6 p.m.). 

 

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