- Complete results
- Hosted by Villanova
- November 12, 2016
- Men: Penn 176.5, Villanova 118.5
- Women: Penn 160, Villanova 140
Courtesy of Penn Athletics
Courtesy of Villanova Athletics
Villanova, Pa. – Despite a good showing in many events, the Villanova swimming and diving teams were edged by Penn in a dual meet on Saturday at the Pavilion.
The men’s team was defeated 176.5-118.5, while the women’s team fell short 160-140. This marks the first loss for the women’s team this season.
Villanova got off to a strong start in the diving events, which kicked off the meet. Brighid Dunn took the top spots in the women’s one and three meter dives with scores of 236.25 and 241.20, respectively, and Michael Perra claimed third place in the men’s one meter and three meter dives.
The swimming portion of the meet began with the women’s 200-yard medley relay. Villanova’s team of Darby Goodwin, Brooke Bruno, Mackenzie Niness and Taylor Wilson finished in second place with a time of 1:45.95, just .83 seconds behind first place.
Goodwin and Wilson captured the top spots in the women’s 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard free, respectively, while Bruno earned points for the team with third place finishes in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke.
Goodwin also won the 200-yard backstroke, and teammate Kathleen Miszkiewicz finished right behind her to take second place honors in the event.
Niness, along with Elise Pidutti, claimed the top two spots in the 200-yard fly with times of 2:03.47 and 2:03.91, respectively. Pidutti also took second in the 100-yard fly, and Niness placed third.
In the men’s 200-yard medley relay, the team of Justin Cucchi, Tyler Nussbaum, Jake Hoin and Christopher Paynter took third place, touching the wall at 1:34.46.
Hoin won the 50-yard free as an individual at 21.55, while Cucchi took second place in the 200-yard backstroke. Cucchi also earned points for the team in the 100-yard back with a third place finish. Nussbaum helped the team score with a top three finish in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Caitlin Daday just missed out on a first place in the women’s 1000-yard free, as she took second with a time of 10:16.69. Her time was just .18 seconds from the top spot in the event. In the women’s 500-yard free, Emily Mayo took third with a time of 4:59.07.
The women’s 200-yard free saw Alexa Fabbri claim first place with a time of 1:50.61. Fabbri also scored points in the 50-yard and 100-yard free with second place finishes.
Jade Rice earned second place honors in the 200-yard fly, and teammate Stephen Krecsmar took third place in the 200-yard free, touching the wall at 1:44.28.
Villanova’s men’s team had strong showings in the 100-yard fly, 200-yard IM, and 500-yard free as the team took the top four spots. Hoin, Cucchi and Harrison Rodts claimed first place in these three events, respectively.
After a few days off, the Wildcats will be back in action at the Hokie Invite from Nov. 17-19.
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