Rhode Island Wins 9 Events in Victory over Maine

Maine vs. Rhode Island

  • Oct. 19, 2019
  • Rhode Island def. Maine 164-136
  • Results

Courtesy: Rhode Island Athletics

Rhode Island swept the top three spots in five different events, and freshman Aimee Garcia won three individual events as the Rams opened the season with a 164-136 win at Maine Saturday.

Rhody (1-0) got its momentum going in the 1000 freestyle, where senior Sabrina Anderson, sophomore Zoe Sheridan and junior Cara Megill took the top three spots. Anderson was well ahead of the field, posting a time of 10:56.52 to win the race by more than three seconds and collect nine team points for the Rams.

Garcia won the 500-yard freestyle to lead a quarter of Rams that took the top four spots. Anderson was second, Sheridan placed third and Megill was fourth, though only the top three Rhody finishers could collect points.

Another freshmen to win multiple events in her debut was Julia Renna. Her victory in the 200-yard backstroke paced another 1-2-3 finish for the Rams. Sophomore Kaitlyn Bansky and senior Emma Grace Pecha followed Renna to the wall.

Rhode Island swept the top four spots in both diving events. Senior Alyssa Campone won the 1-meter dive, followed by freshman Marta Baumann and junior Cameron Murray. Senior Katy Evans gave Rhody the top four finishers, but only top three could score.

In the 3-meter dive, it was Baumann, Evans, Murray and Campone in order for the top four spots.

Standouts From the Pool

  • In addition to her win in the 500 free, Garcia also won the 200-yard freestyle and 200 Individual Medley. She was also part of the 200 free relay that placed third. Garcia contributed 29 teams points on the day.
  • Freshman Julia Renna won both the 200-yard and 100-yard backstroke. She was part of the 200-yard medley relay that placed third, helping score 20 team points on the day.
  • Senior Caitlin Guccione won the 100-yard butterfly, giving Rhode Island its ninth individual winner of the day. She also placed second in the 200-yard butterfly.

What’s Next
The Rams are back in action Saturday, Oct. 26 when they travel to Springfield, Mass. to take on Coast Guard and Springfield College. The meet begins at 12:30 p.m.

Courtesy: Maine Athletics

ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine Women’s Swim Team came up just short against the University of Rhode Island, losing to them in their opening meet.

The Black Bears started out strong, having a 1st place run in the 200 yard medley relay. Caroline Strolic, Sabrina Nuttall, Rita Chen and Emma Blair were on the winning team.

Maine nearly had events 2-4, finishing 4th, 2nd and 2nd in the respective events, but were able to get back into 1st place, with freshman Morgan Bui winning in the 100 yard breaststroke.

The Black Bears would hold the momentum, having freshman Valentina Rengifo place 1st in the 200 yard butterfly, followed up by senior Emma Blair finish 1st in the 50 yard freestyle, giving the Black Bears three straight 1st place events.

Rhode Island would bounce back though, taking the 8th event in diving, but then Emma Blair had yet another winning performance, taking the 100 yard freestyle event.

The Black Bears would only find one 1st place finish in the next six events, that being Morgan Bui winning her second event of the day, this one in the 200 yard breaststroke.

Maine would end the day with a 1st place finish, having the team of Emma Blair, Sabrina Nuttall, Rita Chen and Sarah Mansfield win the 200 yard freestyle relay.

The Black Bears scored a total of 136 points in the meet, coming up just short of Rhode Island’s 164 points.

The Black Bears Women’s and Men’s Swim Teams will play host to Dartmouth Univeristy on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11:00 a.m.

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Swimmingnerd
10 months ago

Go Rhody!!!