November 18, 2009

Freshman again set pace as Hounds outswim U-New England


Assumption 125, New England 80
    BIDDEFORD, Me. ---  First-year athletes continued their dominance scoring 92 points as the Assumption College women’s swimming team defeated the University of New England, 125-80, here WEDNESDAY night at the Campus Center pool.  The Greyhounds won eight events, seven by freshmen, en route to the win.
    Freshman JEN RYAN (Weston, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas) won three individual events, setting a team-record in the 400-yard individual medley (5:00.98), while scoring 27 points.  She also won the 100-yard freestyle (58.76) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:40.31) and currently leads the Greyhounds with 140.50 points in dual meets.
    The team is now 5-1 in head-to-head competition in just its second year as an intercollegiate sport.
    Freshman KAITLIN OWEN (Bridgewater, MA/Coyle Cassidy) recorded a pair of wins both in pool-record times.  She won the 1,650-yard freestyle event (19:32.46) more than 13 seconds ahead of New England senior ALISON LEOPARD (Bloomington, IL)---each posting times that surpassed Leopard's previous mark set January 17, 2009 at 20:05.85.  Owen's 2:25.10 in the 200-yard backstroke bested the time held by New England’s Courtney Burdick (set January 20, 2007) by 0.01 seconds.  She also had a career-best time (5:11.32) in taking a second-place in the 400-yard individual medley event.  She now has a season-total of 96.50 points.
    And, freshman AMANDA GUY (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet) also won two events, the 200-yard freestyle (2:08.26) and 500-yard freestyle (5:42.88).  She also had a career-best time (2:27.17) in taking a second place in the 200-yard butterfly.  Her 22 meet points put her over the century mark at 106.50 for the season.
    Sophomore JILL CAPADANNO (Dracut, MA/Dracut) won the 200-yard butterfly event (2:25.70) and took a second in the 50-yard freestyle (27.45) to total 14 points.  She now has 105.50 points for the season.
    Sophomore LIZZIE WAREHAM (Osterville, MA) won the lone event for the Nor’easters with a 25.25 time in the 50-yard freestyle event.
     UNE (2-1), which goes to Husson University Saturday (1 p.m.), used two completely different squads to claim both relay events -- the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle -- by over three seconds.
     The Greyhounds are off until December 5 when they compete at the Bentley University Invitational in Waltham, while the Nor’easters are next in action SATURDAY at Husson at 1 p.m.

Seniors (9.5 points)
    LAURA MICCICHE (6.0 points)
(Sr., Framingham, MA/Framingham):  3, 1,650-yard freestyle (21:06.82) (3 points);  4, 500 yard freestyle (6:09.42) (2 points);  2, 200-yard freestyle relay (2:00.57) (1 point) . . . season point total now 23.50 points
    SHANNON MURTAGH (3.0 points) (Sr., Cranston, RI/Cranston):  4, 50-yard freestyle (29.24) (2 points);  NF, 100-yard freestyle (1:03.12) (CAREER BEST);  2, 200-yard medley relay (2:04.21) (1 point) . . . season point total now 13.50 points
    CHRISTINA PHILLIPS (0.5 point) (Sr., Holbrook, MA/Fontbonne Academy):  NF, 50-yard freestyle (31.72);  NF, 100-yard freestyle (1:11.64);  3, 200-yard freestyle relay (2:05.30) (0.5 point) . . . season point total now 1.0 point
    COLLEEN QUINN (Sr., Alameda, CA/North Reading, MA):  NF, 50 yard freestyle (34.80);  NF, 100-yard freestyle (1:16.17)

Juniors (8.0 points)
    JILL FOLEY (1.5 points)
(Jr., Northampton, MA/Northampton):  6, 400-yard individual medley (5:52.73);  3, 200-yard medley relay (2:13.37) (0.5 point);  2, 200-yard freestyle relay (2:00.57) (1 point) . . . season point total now 10.00 points
    JESSICA WOLTER (6.5 points) (Jr., Stonington, CT/Stonington):  2, 200-yard freestyle (2:14.08) (4 points);  4, 200-yard butterfly (2:37.16) (2 points);  3, 200-yard medley relay (2:13.37) (0.5 point) . . . season point total now 26.50 points

Sophomores (15.5 points)
    JILL CAPADANNO (14.0 points)
(So., Dracut, MA/Dracut):  2, 50 yard freestyle (27.45) (4 points);  1, 200-yard butterfly (2:25.70) (9 points);  2, 200-yard medley relay (2:04.21) (1 point) . . . season point total now 105.50 points
    KENDELL DUNPHY (1.5 points) (So., Wareham, MA/Wareham):  5, 1,650-yard freestyle (22:13.26) (CAREER BEST) (1 point);  6, 200-yard backstroke (2:55.82) (CAREER BEST);  3, 200-yard freestyle relay (2:05.30) (0.5 point) . . . season point total now 5.50 points

Freshmen (92 points)
    DANIELLE BESSETTE (7.0 points)
(Fr., Cumberland, RI/Bishop Feehan):  3, 50-yard freestyle (27.93) (3 points);  3, 100-yard freestyle (1:01.65) (CAREER BEST) (3 points);  2, 200-yard medley relay (2:04.21) (1 point) . . . season point total now 38.75 points
    CAROLINA CORREA (4.0 points) (Fr., Pawtucket, RI/Charles Shea):  4, 200-yard backstroke (2:32.08) (2 points);  2, 200-yard medley relay (2:04.21) (1 point);  2, 200-yard freestyle relay (2:00.57) (1 point) . . . season point total now 23.00 points
    HAYLEY GROSSMAN (0.5 point) (Fr., Barrington, RI/Barrington):  NF, 50-yard freestyle (30.30) (CAREER BEST);  NF, 100-yard freestyle (1:06.96) (CAREER BEST);  3, 200-yard freestyle relay (2:05.30) (0.5 point) . . . season point total now 2.00 points
    AMANDA GUY (22.0 points) (Fr., Lakeville, MA/Apponequet):  1, 200-yard freestyle (2:08.26) (9 points);  2, 200-yard butterfly (2:27.17) (CAREER BEST) (4 points);  1, 500-yard freestyle (5:42.88) (9 points) . . . season point total now 106.50 points
    KATIE JANKOWSKI (5.5 points) (Fr., Walpole, MA/Walpole):  4, 200-yard freestyle (2:14.15) (2 points);  3, 500-yard freestyle (6:02.90) (CAREER BEST) (3 points);  3, 200-yard medley relay (2:13.37) (0.5 point) . . . season point total now 47.25 points
    KASEY LA LIBERTE (2.5 points) (Fr., Pawtucket, RI/Bishop Feehan):  5, 100-yard freestyle (1:03.49) (CAREER BEST) (1 point);  5, 200-yard breaststroke (2:58.30) (CAREER BEST)  (1 points);  3, 200-yard medley relay (2:13.37) (0.5 point) . . . season point total now 23.75 points
    KERI LA MONTAGNE (1.0 point) (Fr., Manchester, NH/Trinity):  NF, 50-yard freestyle (29.76);  6, 200-yard breaststroke (2:59.37) (CAREER BEST);  2, 200-yard freestyle relay (2:00.57) (1 point). . . season point total now 11.25 points
    KAITLIN OWEN (22.0 points) (Fr., Bridgewater, MA/Coyle Cassidy):  1, 1,650-yard freestyle (19:32.46) (9 points);  2, 400-yard individual medley (5:11.32) (CAREER BEST)  (4 points);  1, 200-yard backstroke (2:25.10) (9 points) . . . season point total now 96.50 points
    JENNIFER RYAN (27.0 points) (Fr., Weston, FL/Saint Thomas Aquinas):  1, 400-yard individual medley (5:00.98) (CAREER BEST) (TEAM RECORD)  (9 points);  1, 100-yard freestyle (58.76) (9 points);  1, 200-yard breaststroke (2:40.31) (9 points) . . . season point total now 140.50 points
    CARLY SURETTE (0.5 point) (Fr., Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford):  NF, 50-yard freestyle (31.73);  NF, 100-yard freestyle (1:11.12);  3, 200 yard freestyle relay (2:05.30) (0.5 point) . . . season point total now 0.50 points

Relays
    200-yard medley (6.0 points)

    2, Carolina CORREA, Danielle BESSETTE, Jill CAPADANNO and Shannon MURTAGH (2:04.21) (4 points)
    3, Katie JANKOWSKI, Kasey LA LIBERTE, Jessica WOLTER, Jill FOLEY (2:13.37) (2 points)
    200-yard freestyle (6.0 points)
    2, Keri LAMONTAGNE, Carolina CORREA, Jill FOLEY, Laura MICCICHE (2:00.57) (4 points)
    3, Hayley GROSSMAN, Kendell DUNPHY, Christina PHILLIPS, Carly SURETTE (2:05.30) (2 points)