Swimming Falls At Central Connecticut And St. Francis Brooklyn

Swimming Falls At Central Connecticut And St. Francis Brooklyn

The Sacred Heart University women's swim teams dropped a pair of dual meets on Saturday, falling 154-114 to Northeast Conference rival St. Francis College Brooklyn and 161-90 to Central Connecticut State University in non-conference action.

Olivia Decas provided Sacred Heart with an individual win in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing at 25.83, with Caleigh Dion, 26.10, and Alyssa Farnsworth, 26.66, placing third and fourth.  Decas anchored the squad's victorious 400-yard freestyle relay, with Jillian Crosby, Dion and Malvina Reinhold all swimming legs for the Pioneers. Decas placed second in the 100-yard freestyle, touching in 56.49, just ahead of teammate Dion.

Sacred Heart opened the meet with a third-place showing in the 400-yard medley relay (4:08.42), which was followed by a fourth-place showing in the 1,000-yard freestyle by Amy Nunes, who touched in a time of 12:00.6. Nunes finished fifth in the 500 free as well.

Crosby finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:02.88) and later placed third in the 500-yard free (5:35.55), the team's top finisher in both of those events. Reinhold added a third place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:40.97) and was fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.81).

Elizabeth Bennett finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.07) and touched second in the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:19.07. She was also third in the 100-yard butterfly, in a time of 1:01.69.  Siobhan Goodman finished fourth in the 100-fly in a time of 1:03.98 after placing fourth in the 200-fly (2:18.52). Hayley McGill was the top finisher for Sacred Heart, touching third, in the 200-yard backstroke (2:23.98) after finishing fifth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:07.62).

Sacred Heart returns to action on February 1 with a dual meet at Siena College, the final dual meet of the season.  The Pioneers will compete at the 2014 NEC Championship, February 19-22, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.