Red Flash Women Top Vulcans in Keystone Showdown

California University of Pennsylvania at Saint Francis

  • Saint Francis def. Cal U. (Pa.) 154-72
  • Results
  • Loretto, Pa.
  • Nov. 7, 2018

Courtesy: Saint Francis Athletics

LORETTO, Pa. – At a midweek home meet, the Red Flash swim team won a decisive win over the Vulcans of California University of Pennsylvania by the score of 154-72. The Red Flash are now 7-3.

Almoney’s Angle
“It was a good meet. We swam well but we are also tired. We take the extended break to rest up for the Magnus Cup.”

Meet Breakdown
Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s) reached double digits wins on the season as she narrowly beat out teammate Amelia Laudenbach (Kambah, Australia/Trinity Christian School) for first place honors in the 100 Backstroke on a time of 59.05.

Erin O’Neill (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) earned the win in the 100 Breaststroke by touching the wall in 1:08.52 minutes.

Annabelle McCullough (Mercersburg, PA./James Buchanan High School) finished second (59.66) in the 100 Butterfly. She missed out on first by 0.20 of a second.

Karilyn Quon (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) placed first (11:08.52) in the 1000 Freestyle winning the event by six minutes.

The 200 Freestyle witnessed a thrilling finish as Kristen Toth (Silver Spring, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), by the thinnest of margins, edged teammate Julia Bradford (Edinboro, Pa./Villa Maria Academy ) by 0.04 of a second for gold. Toth had a time of 2:00.92.

O’Neill earned her second win of the event by swimming the 50 Freestyle in 25.52.

Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s) won her second event of the evening in the 200 IM with a time of 2:11.10.

Rebecca Pendleton (Maple Glen, PA/Upper Dublin High Schhol) took second (2:17.58) in the 200 Butterfly.

Annabelle McCullough (Mercersburg, PA./James Buchanan High School) achieved her first collegiate win by touching the wall in 54.74 second in the 100 Freestyle.

Amelia Laudenbach (Kambah, Australia/Trinity Christian School) picked the win in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 2:08.91.

Karilyn Quon (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) recorded another win by triumphing in the 500 Freestyle (5:21.21).

Mackenzie Lawson (Charlottesville, Va./The Covenant School) won the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:31.65.

In the 800 Freestyle Relay, the quartet of Sabrina Bowman (Vandergrift, Pa./Saint Joseph’s), Amelia Laudenbach (Kambah, Australia/Trinity Christian School), Chloe Clemens (Chesterfield, Va. /Cosby High School) and Karilyn Quon (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) won the event on a time of 8:08.60.

Up Next
The Red Flash return to action on November 16 at the Magnus Cup hosted by Cleveland State.

Courtesy: Cal U (Pa.)

LORETTO, Pa. (Nov. 7) – Facing a NCAA Division I program, the Vulcans suffered a 154-72 loss at Saint Francis despite posting seven Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying times and four victories (three individual, one relay) on Wednesday night.

With the loss, the California University of Pennsylvania swimming team falls to 4-2 this season in dual meets. Meanwhile, the Red Flash improve to 7-3 overall while competing in their second dual meet in four days.

Senior Kira Goin (Pointe-Claire, Quebec/Dawson College) posted a pair of victories on Wednesday, while reaching the league standard in both events. She recorded the win in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.46 seconds to win the event by two-tenths of second and hit the league-qualifying mark. Goin also registered a victory in the 200 butterfly by nearly eight seconds with a time of 2 minutes, 9.73 seconds and improved her PSAC-qualifying time by over 4.5 seconds.

Fellow senior Danielle de Perrot (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) collected the win in the 200 breaststroke and qualified for the PSAC Championships after touching the wall in 2:33.18, while making her first appearance in the event this season. She also hit the league-qualifying mark in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.85 to finish third and missed her top time by just six-hundredths of a second.

Freshman Kelsie Drennen (Fairmont, W.Va./Fairmont Senior) posted two PSAC qualifying times at the Strokes Natatorium. She recorded a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke and hit the league standard with a time of 1:02:03, which missed her top time of the year by just under two seconds. Drennen also notched a second-place performance in the 200 backstroke and hit the league-qualifying mark after touching the wall in 2:12.05.

Junior Karley Owens (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) finished in second place and improved her PSAC qualifying time in the 200 IM with a mark of 2:16.95, which is just over 1.3 seconds faster than her original top time this season.

A product of Greater Latrobe, Owens was also a member of the winning relay team on Wednesday night. The 800 freestyle relay of sophomore Emma Klesen (South Park, Pa./South Park), Owens, freshman Abbie Reichelderfer (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg) and sophomore Arli Tilves (West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin) won the race over 12 seconds with a time of 8:32.92.

The Vulcans return to action next weekend when they compete at the Magnus Cup hosted by Cleveland State from Nov. 16-18.

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