Rutgers Takes Down Northeastern 168-128

Rutgers vs. Northeastern 

  • Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • Barletta Natatorium, Boston, MA
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results

Team Scores:

  1. Rutgers Scarlet Knights – 168
  2. 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. 

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Christopher DeBari
2 months ago

I thought Rutgers dissolved their team?

Reply to  Christopher DeBari
2 months ago

They did not. They came close to not having anyone left in the COVID year, but they’ve come back in a hurry.

Unless you mean the men’s team. That happened.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

Yes, they dissolved the men’s team 15 years ago. The COVID year was strategic considering many of their athletes were foreign and wanted to participate in Olympic selection meets in their home countries. With travel restrictions, the ability to get back into their home countries if they stayed in the US was questionable. Therefore, the team basically all took a redshirt.