‘Phins swimming fall in dual meet over the weekend
This past Saturday the men’s and women’s swim teams fell in a dual meet against Gannon and California (Pa.) at Erie, Pa.
Leading the women’s team was senior Katie O’Donnell, who won the 200-yard IM and 200-yard butterfly. Each race was won with a mere three and two and a half seconds respectively. These wins were the only two swimming victories for the women at the meet, with O’Donnell building upon her success from the previous weekend, establishing herself as a front runner for the NE-10 in swimming.
Fellow senior Megan Shea won all of her diving events, winning the one-meter and three-meter events. Shea was recently named the Northeast-10 women’s diver of the week, becoming one of the top frontrunners in the league. California became the overall team winner on the women’s side at the meet.
For the men, Drew Acquaviva continued his winning streak, winning the 200-yard backstroke by over four seconds of his opponents. Junior James Walker was another winner of the day, winning the 200-yard breaststroke. The final win on the men’s team came from the power relay team of senior Andrew Dearing, freshman Richard Divaccaro, junior Tim Gallivan and sophomore Connor Agen, who captured the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:33.84. Gannon became the men’s team winner of the meet.
The Dolphins will face Assumption and Pace this Saturday away at 1 p.m. Last season the women’s team won against Assumption, but lost to Pace 60-80. The men’s team beat Pace in a close meet with a score of 149-145. The ‘Phins hope to come back after this past weekend and continue with the wins they held over Pace and Assumption last year. With the addition of strong freshmen and team depth the Dolphins have a good chance of success this weekend.