La Salle Women Win A10 Matchup With Rhode Island

La Salle vs Rhode Island

  • Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
  • Kingston, R.I.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results
  • Team Score: La Salle 192, Rhode Island 108

Courtesy: La Salle Athletics

KINGSTON, RI – La Salle women’s swim and dive got a 192-108 victory against A-10 Conference member Rhode Island.

The women are now 3-2-1 overall on the season and 1-0 in conference play.

How the Swimmers Finished –

  • The women started off the race with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Rosalia Marin-Martinez, Carlota UngoToni Rafferty, and Emma van Selm led the way.
  • Annie Moser swam a 10:32.80 in the 1000-yard freestyle, good enough for first place.
  • Marin-Martinez got her second win of the meet in the 100-yard backstroke.
  • Ungo won the 100-yard backstroke for her second win of the day.
  • Rafferty swam a 23.91 in the 50-yard freestyle, getting her second win.
  • In the 100-yard freestyle Rafferty earned her third win of the meet.
  • Ungo won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:22.86.
  • Letizia Baldessari won in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:09.32.
  • Tori Fenn added to La Salle’s win total after securing first place in the 100-yard butterfly.
  • Ungo won a fourth event in this meet in the 200-yard IM.
  • The team of Emma van Selm, Toni RaffertyTori Fenn, and Maren Schermerhorn got the win in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

How the Divers Finished –

  • Phoebe Shaya got first place in the three-meter dive with a score of 317.78. With that score Shaya broke a La Salle Program record.
  • Shaya got second place in the one-meter dive with a score of 289.05.
  • Erica Kenski and Kelsie Waddington finished fourth, and fifth, respectively, in the one meter.
  • Kenski’s score in the one-meter qualified for the NCAA zone cut.

Up Next –

  • The women will compete next at Princeton University on Saturday, January 7th at 11 a.m.

Courtesy: Rhode Island Athletics

How It Happened
Rhode Island won four individual events, but it was not enough to keep up with visiting La Salle as the Explorers defeated URI 192-108 Saturday at the Tootell Aquatic Center.

La Salle claimed the first two events, placing first and third in the 200-yard medley relay, and then grabbing the top three finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle. The quick start gave the Explorers a 39-7 lead in the team score. Mia Bonvissuto gave the Rams a boost with a win in the 200-yard freestyle with her time of 1:56.69. Teammate Quinn Frost added a fifth-place finish in the race as URI outscored the Explorers 10-9 in the event.

However, La Salle’s overall depth proved too much, as the Explorers maintained a hold on the team score throughout the meet.

Standouts from the Pool

  • Freshman Ella Hacker won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.11, providing nine team points. Shauna Killane was third in the event, adding three team points for the Rams.
  • Senior Marta Baumann was victorious in the 1-meter dive, edging La Salle’s Phoebe Shaya. Baumann posted a score of 290.18, just above Shaya’s 289.05.
  • Freshman Lily Hsu was third in the 1-meter dive with her score of 280.88.
  • Rhody did well in the 3-meter dive as well. Shaya won the event for La Salle, but sophomore Olivia Winslow, Baumann and Hsu took the next three spots, respectively.
  • Senior Julia Renna won the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:08.64, touching the wall just .01 seconds ahead of La Salle’s Rosalla Marin-Martinez in a thrilling finish.

What’s Next
Rhode Island is off until Jan. 14 when it hosts New Hampshire in a dual meet at the Tootell Aquatic Center.

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