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Bryant: The Bulldogs dropped a dual meet against the University of Vermont, 168.5-108.5, on Sunday in Burlington, Vt. Casey Ostrander (Yarmouthport, MA/Barnstable) won two events and Taylor DeBever (Denver, CO/Regis Jesuit)and Molly Smith (Belmont, MA/Belmont)each won an event on the afternoon. DeBever won the 200 free and Smith won the 200 breast. Smith also finished third in the 100 breast and second in the 400 IM. The Bulldog relay teams each finished second. The 400 medley relay team of Ostrander, Brianne Dwyer (Hicksville, NY/St. Anthony’s), Kaitlin Buckley (Duxbury, MA/Duxbury) and DeBever finished with a time of 4:02.89 and the 200 free relay team of Mara Valenzuela (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan), Buckley, Amy D’Olympia (Mattapoisett, MA/Bishop Stang) and DeBever touched the wall in a time of 1:41.26.
Central Connecticut: Leading the Blue Devils on Saturday during the second day of competition was junior Taylor Friedmann (Berlin, CT/Berlin) who notched an eighth place finish in the 200 yard freestyle (1:54.94). In the 800 yard freestyle relay, the Blue Devil team comprised of Friedmann, junior Katie Lang (Monroe, CT/Masuk), junior Allison Rasile (Brandford, CT/Branford), and freshman Karen Novak (Cheshire, CT/Cheshire) touched the wall in 7:51.32, good for 12th place. On Sunday Friedmann provided the scoring for the Blue Devils placing third in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:16.26. Teammate Christine Smith (South Windsor, CT/East Catholic) finished 20th in the same event with a time of 17:53.68.
Mount St. Mary’s: Mount St. Mary’s placed seventh at the Radford Invitational over the weekend. Freshman Erin Regan (Fort Washington, PA/Upper Dublin) won the 200 fly (2:06.99). Sophomore Cat Coppler (Enfield, CT/Enrico Fermi) finished third in the 100 back (59.70) while junior Courtney Griffith (Westminster, MD/Westminster) placed third in the 100 fly (58.31). The Mount posted a pair of second-place finishes in relays. Coppler, sophomore Mollie Walsh (Havertown, PA/Archbishop John Carroll), Anne Thelan (Raleigh, NC/Cardinal Gibbons) and Griffith placed second in the 200-free relay (1:38.39) while Coppler, Regan, Griffith and Patricia Yam (Placenta, CA/Rosary) placed second in the 800-free relay (7:48.06). Mount St. Mary’s returns to action at Duquesne on Jan. 21.
Sacred Heart: The Pioneers fell to Assumption 114-90 over the weekend but freshman Malvina Reinhold (Gothenburg, Sweden/Kitas Gymnasium) collected a first place finish in the 500 yd freestyle (5:21.49), and a second place finish in the 1000 yd freestyle, she completed the endurance event in a time of 11:00.02. The Pioneers will be out of the pool until mid-December when they swim against Siena.
St. Francis (NY): The St. Francis (NY) Terriers dropped a tough 102-95 decision at Manhattan on Saturday afternoon and are now 0-5. Senior Andrea Dolnay (Budapest, Hungary / St. Margaret HS) was a bright spot as she took the 200 Freestyle (2:05.05) and the 500 Freestyle (5:36.58). Senior Ewelina Gorecka (Kielce, Poland / Sport High School in Raciborz) captured the 200 Individual Medley (2:23.58) and freshman Ryenn Lyons (Hilo, HI/ Kamehameha) took the 100 Breaststroke (1:12.77). The Terriers also won the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:49.16. Dolnay, Gorecka, Paige Hardy(Temecula, CA / Chaparral HS), and Jemma Hinkly (West Palm Beach, FL / Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts) were alll members of the squad.
Saint Francis (PA): Bolstered by several strong swims, Saint Francis University was able to secure a fourth place at the three-day Highlander Invitational as they finished with 477 points. Sophomore Elise Löfgren (Molnlycke, Sweden/Hulebacks) set a pair of meet records to pace SFU. On Thursday, the sophomore swam a 2:07.72 to pace the 200 IM by nearly a second. On Saturday, Löfgren took the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:21.83. Jennifer Demjanenko (New Albany, OH/Gahanna-Lincoln) earned a pair of silvers on the weekend. She posted an impressive second place finish out of a preliminary field of 62 in the 500 free. Her time of 5:06.63 in the finals clinched 17 points toward the team race. She also swam a 1:55.09 in the 200 free.SFU returns to action on Dec. 1 when it travels to Atlanta to take part in the U.S. National meet.
Wagner: The Seahawks were out of the pool this week but will swim again at the ECAC Championship on Dec. 2.