FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 28, 2018

 

WESTFIELD STATE DEFEATS RIC
WOMEN'S SWIMMING, 149-75

Smithfield, R.I.-Seniors Sydney Curran (North Kingstown, RI) and Rachel Soria (Pawtucket, RI) competed in their last regular season home meet as the Rhode Island College women's swimming team dropped a 149-75 decision against Westfield State at Bryant University's Chase Aquatic Center on Sunday afternoon.

 

THE BASICS

• Westfield state (8-1) 149, Rhode Island College (1-7) 75

 

 

 Seniors Rachel Soria & Sydney Curran were
recognized as part of Senior Day prior to the meet.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Curran took first place in 50-yard butterfly (31.82) and was second in the 50-yard breaststroke (35.24). She also took third place in the 400-yard IM (5:40.62) and swam the anchor leg of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:59.95).

 

• Soria finished in second place in the 100-yard butterfly (1:29.25) and took fourth place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:19.88). She also swam the third leg of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:59.95) and had the third leg of 200-yard medley relay (2:22.48).

 

• Freshman Emily Butterfield (Cranston, RI) took home first place in the 100-yard IM (1:26.98) and was fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:33.75). She swam the second leg of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:59.95) and had the anchor leg of the third place 200-yard medley relay (2:22.48).

 

• Junior Madison Lane (Barrington, RI) finished in second place in the 500-yard freestyle (6:50.74) and finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (2:39.75).

 

• Sophomore Vanessa Dao (Revere, MA) recorded a second place finish in the 50-yard backstroke (33.62), placed third in the 50-yard freestyle (30.18) and was fourth in the 100-yard freestyle (1:10.28).  She also swam the lead leg of the first place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:59.95).

 

• Senior Tia Pariseau (Holden, MA) notched three victories for Westfield State, winning the 50-yard breaststroke (33.12), 50-yard freestyle (1:00.25) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:12.49).

 

• Sophomore Kelsey Johnstone (Southwick, MA) posted two wins for the Owls, taking first in the 100-yard freestyle (1:00.25) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.72).

 

 

WHAT’S NEXT

• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to UMass Dartmouth for the Little East Championship on Saturday, Feb. 3 (11 a.m.).

 

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