Pergolotti, Maxwell Win Twice To Give SHU 129-91 Win At St. Francis Brooklyn

Nicole Pergoletti (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)
Nicole Pergoletti (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)

The Sacred Heart University swimming and diving team finished the dual meet portion of the season with a 129-91 win over Northeast Conference host St. Francis Brooklyn. The Pioneers finished 7-7 in dual meets, the second-highest dual meet win total in program history.

Nicole Pergolotti recorded a pair of personal-bests on her way to winning both boards on the afternoon. Fiona Maxwell was also a two-time winner, with victories in the 100-butterfly and the 400-individual medley.

The Pioneers now turn their focus to the NEC Championship, February 21-24 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.

Diving

  • Pergolotti won the 1-meter board with a lifetime-best of 191.85 points
  • She also captured the 3-meter board, again with a lifetime best, at 175.43

Relays

  • The Pioneers opened with a second and third place finishes in the 200medley relay
  • Kim Hylan, Alana Donabie, Kalyln Cuozzo and Victoria Catizone combined to five SHU a win in the final event of the meet, the 200-freestyle relay

Strokes

  • Maxwell earned her first win of the day in the 400 IM, finishing at 4:45.83
  • Lauren Spencer placed third in the IM, touching at 4:54.24
  • Maxwell also won the 100-butterfly, with a swim of 1:00.40, as she paced the Pioneers to a 1-2 finish with Nikole Rudis.
  • Anna Brown earned the win in the 100-backstoke, touching in a time of 1:01.51

Sprint Freestyle

  • The Pioneers placed the top two finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyles and were 2-3 in the 50
  • The 100 was decided by .02, with Emily Peter touching at 55.83 and Jessica Poole at 55.85
  • Lauren Somers won the 200 at 1:55.09, with Shanna Haddow placing in second place
  • Peter touched second in the 50-freestyle, 25.12, with Brown right behind at 25.69

Distance Freestyle

  • Margaret Flaherty finished third in the 1,000-freestyle with a swim of 11:06.19
  • Hylan gave SHU a second-place finish in the 500-freestyle, touching at 5:25.20
  • Haddow touched in third place, with a time of 5:27.02