Women's Swimming and Diving Races Past Siena, 163-94


- Score: Assumption 163, Siena 94 

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Plourde Pool)

- The Lead: The Assumption women's swimming and diving team defeated Division I Siena College, 163-94 today at the Plourde Pool. The Hounds claimed 12 first-place finishes, including three individual wins by junior Niamh Morgan (Bettystown, Ireland / Sacred Heart School).


- Morgan collected three individual first place finishes this afternoon, including one as a member of the 400-yard medley relay. The junior won the 100 backstroke (1:01.95), 200 backstroke (2:14.06), and the 200 individual medley (2:17.13). Morgan also teamed up with junior Courtney Barr (Waltham, Mass. / Matignon), senior Rachel Gagnon (Tolland, Conn. / Tolland), and sophomore Morgan Nicholls (East London, South Africa / Clarendon)  to win the 400 yard medley relay with a time of 4:10.99.

- Sophomore Shannon Quirk (Wakefield, Mass. / Wakefield Memorial) swam her way to a pair of victories, winning the 1,000 freestyle in 10:45.64 and the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:17.21.

- In the 50 freestyle, Assumption finished 1-2-3, as junior Bry Veroneau (Belchertown, Mass. / Belchertown) raced to a time of 26.03 seconds, followed closely by senior Tricia Lee (Norwood, Mass. / Norwood) (26.16 seconds) and classmate Allie Wuerfl (Wayland, Mass. / Wayland) (26.38 seconds). Veroneau and Lee joined junior Bella Omobono (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford) and Nicholls to swim the fastest time in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:42.99.

- Senior captains Lee and Lanam were also victorious in the 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly, respectively. Lee won the 100 free with a time of 56.31, while Lanam won the 200 fly in 2:14.31.

- Freshman Kelsey Johnstone (Southwick, Mass. / Westfield) earned her first collegiate victory, as she placed first in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:34.92. Gagnon also placed first in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:10.79.


- The Hounds return to action on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, at the Catholic College Invitational at Boston College. The event is set to begin with preliminaries at 3 p.m. on Friday and will continue with finals throughout the day on Saturday.


- For the latest on Assumption College Athletics, follow the Hounds via social media on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.