Rutgers vs. Northeastern
- Saturday, November 5, 2022
- Barletta Natatorium, Boston, MA
- SCY (25 yards)
- Rutgers Scarlet Knights – 168
- Northeastern Huskies – 128
After a loss to Harvard on Friday, the Scarlet Knights rallied to a win over Northeastern the following day with a score of 168-128. Rutgers designated their entries in the 400 freestyle relay as exhibition. Rugters is now 2-1 on the season for dual meets, while Northeastern moves to 3-2.
Rutgers won eleven of the sixteen events contested, and additionally went 1-2 in five of those events. Breastroker Rachel Kimmel contributed another sweep of the breaststroke events, clocking a 1:04.12 in the 100 and a 2:18.00 in the 200. Though neither were season bests, she still dominated the field, beating teammate Tina Celik by over a second in the 100 and over seven seconds in the 200.
The 200 free was another strong event for the Scarlet Knights, where they went 1-2-3, led by Sofia Chichaikina with a 1:51.00. She was followed by graduate student Madison Murtagh (1:53.34) and freshman Julia Bartoszewicz (1:55.18). Chichaikina also took first in the 100 fly (56.24) and contributed to both of the winning relays.
For Northeastern, Anna Verlander snagged a win in the 100 backstroke with a season best time of 55.72, narrowly edging out Rutgers’ Alice Scarabelli (55.83). Verlander also took third in the 200 back with a time of 2:02.73.
Sophomore Devon Muldoon also picked up an individual win for Northeastern in the 200 IM. She beat Kimmel by just over two-tenths of a second with a time of 2:06.80. Muldoon also took second in the 200 back (2:02.45), touching the wall just over a second behind Rutgers’ Martyna Piesko (2:01.20). Both the 200 IM and 200 back were season bests for Muldoon.
Sprinter Jamie Koo was the only other individual event winner for Northeastern. She picked up a victory in the 50 free (23.93), out-touching Chichaikina by just under a tenth of a second (24.01).
On the diving side of the meet, Holly Prasanto led Rutgers in a 1-2-3 finish on 1-meter with a score of 289.13. Teammate Giulia Vittorioso took second, then went on to win the 3-meter with a personal best score of 309.08.
Up next, Rutgers will host Princeton on Saturday, while Northeastern will have a weekend off before heading to Boston University for the Terrier Invitational.