Rhode Island Takes Vermont 175-125 in Road Dual

Rhode Island at Vermont

  • Jan. 19, 2019
  • Rhode Island def. Vermont 175-125
  • Results

Courtesy: Rhode Island Athletics

Rhode Island dominated Vermont on Saturday afternoon, picking up a 175-125 victory against the Catamounts. The Rams won 10 of the meet’s 16 events.

Rhody got off to a hot start when the relay team of Grace Kneller, Nicole Petta, Caitlin Guccione and Eliza Anderson edged the top Vermont entry by just 0.3 seconds to grab the win in the 200-yard medley relay.

Seniors Eliza Anderson and Nicole Petta each picked up multiple individual wins, earning crucial points for Rhode Island. Anderson won the 50-yard freestyle, as well as the 100-yard freestyle, while Petta finished first in both the 100- yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard IM.

Katy Evans led the Rhody divers, taking home first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events. In the 1-meter dive, Cameron Murray placed second against Evans by just under one point.

Today’s win was the Rams’ eighth of the season, marking a new program record. Rhody is now 8-1.

Standouts from the Pool:

  • Junior Caitlin Guccione earned a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (59.77) and finished second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:13.09).
  • Junior Maddie Horner, senior Caitlyn Blake, senior Grace Kneller and senior Eliza Anderson won the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.88).
  • Junior Mackenna Dunn (2:13.20) and sophomore Brooke Kelley (2:16.35) finished behind Petta in the 200-yard IM to complete a Rhody sweep of the event.
  • Senior Grace Kneller was less than 0.2 off the winning mark in the 100-yard backstroke, finishing second (1:01.42).
  • Junior Sabrina Anderson picked up second-place finishes in both the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle events.
  • Sophomore Rebecca Younts finished fourth in the 200-yard butterfly with a personal best time of 2:16.32.

“It’s always hard traveling up here and swimming fast, but everyone stepped up to the plate and the seniors really led the charge in that. They got the team pumped up before the meet and kept that energy going from start to finish. Overall, it was a great day and the team really stepped it up after a long three weeks of training!” -Assistant Coach Lilli Deering

What’s Next:
The Rams will finish their three-meet road slate at Bryant on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The meet is set to begin at 5 p.m.

Courtesy: Vermont Athletics

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Kristina Posnick won a pair of events on Saturday at Forbush, but the Rhode Island Rams (7-0) claimed a 175-125 victory over the Vermont Catamounts (4-5, 2-1 AE) on Senior Day, presented by the UVM Alumni Association.


  • The Vermont 200 medley relay team of Kendall Ware, Haley Gula, Sierra Sexton, and Kira Parker opened the meet with a second place finish, posting a time of 1:49.81. Ware later won the 100 back with a time of 1:01.27. Gula later finished second in both the 100 breast (1:08.44) and 200 breast (2:28.52).
  • Parker (24.87) and Sexton (25.22) combined to finish second and third, respectively, in the in the 50 free.
  • Senior Kristina Posnick took first in the 1,000 free after finishing with a time of 10:41.77. She also claimed the podium in the 500 free with a time of 5:13.59.
  • Sophia Smith (1:57.25) took first in the 200 free to give Vermont its second win of the afternoon.
  • Morgan Montgomery won the 200 back with a mark of 2:09.77.
  • Captain Julia DeGregorio posted a time of 2:10.50 to take first in the 200 fly. She took second in the 100 fly with a time of 1:00.18.
  • Senior Ashley Branagan placed third in the one-meter dive with a score of 216.44 and third in the three-meter dive with a score of 220.49. Sophomore Emily Murphy finished took second in the three-meter board (230.92).

Vermont competes in the four-day America East Championships in Worcester, Massachusetts next month. The meet begins Thursday, Feb. 14 and continues through Sunday, Feb. 17.

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