UConn Defeats Rhode Island, Winning 14 of 16 Events

Rhode Island vs. UConn

Courtesy: Rhode Island Athletics

How It Happened
Kelsey McMenemy provided a win in the 200-yard individual medley and Rhode Island took the 400-yard freestyle relay, but the Rams suffered their first loss of the season Friday. Connecticut defeated URI, 190-105, in the dual meet.

UConn (5-2) won each of the first 14 events to steadily increase its lead throughout the afternoon. Niamh Hofland won the 1,000 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 yard backstroke to lead the Huskies.

Rhode Island (5-1) got its first win when McMenemy led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200 IM. McMenemy had a time of 2:16.21, edging teammate Casey Fusco (2:16.83) at the wall. Jenna Salem finished third with a time of 2:17.55.

The Rams closed out the meet with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Jordynn BrownGrace KennedyCamryn Kreuscher and Ellie Oswald posted a time of 3:40.03 to best the field by more than five seconds.

Standouts From the Pool

What’s Next
Rhode Island has its final home meet of the season next week when it hosts Vermont on Saturday, Jan. 22. The meet begins at noon.

Courtesy: Connecticut Athletics

KINGSTON, RI. – The University of Connecticut women’s swimming and diving team took down the University of Rhode Island by a score of 190-105 Friday afternoon for their first victory in 2022.

The Huskies picked up in 2022 right where they left off 2021. The Huskies dominated in Rhode Island this afternoon placing first in 14 of 16 events. Sophomore Niamh Hofland continued her success in long distance events, placing first in the 1000-yard freestyle by 20 seconds with a time of 10:34.19. Early success was key for the Huskies as they would sweep the 100-yard backstroke. Senior Catherin Fazio would place first with a time of 58.87 followed by junior Caitlin Spencer 59.82 and sophomore Kayla Mendonca 1:00.69.

UConn’s divers also played a part in the success as freshman Julia Pioso would continue to dominate in the 1-meter diving placing first by over 20 points and sophomore Ana Laura Faoro would follow with a third-place finish of her own.

Up Next

The Huskies will immediately travel to South Orange New Jersey to take on the Seton Hall Pirates Saturday January 15. The meet is set to begin at 3:00 p.m.

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Derek Albertson
4 months ago

Go UConn Swimming!