The Sacred Heart University Swimming & Diving team notched their first win of the season in a conference dual meet, defeating LIU Brooklyn 129-127 on Saturday morning in Brooklyn, NY.
The Pioneers have come a long way since losing the previous year's meet against Blackbirds' by 101. The meet was at a dead heat, coming down to the last two events. LIU went up 123-116 after being tied for three events straight after the 200 Individual Medley, making the final result contingent on the last relay. Senior captain Olivia Decas lead off the relay ahead with a 55.9, followed by Senior captain Caleigh Dion who split a 54.04 and Kimberly Hylan splitting a 54.49. After entering the water 1.71 seconds behind, Freshman Lauren Somers bounced back for the Pioneers, splitting a 52.04 and earning SHU the victory in the Relay. The B Relay consisting of Nicole Sauve, Victoria Catizone, Emily Shenk and Shanna Haddow would place third, earning the 2 points that solidify the win for Sacred Heart.
Freshmen Lauren Somers won 3 Events, winning the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:58.70 and the 100 Freestyle with a time of 53.25.
Swimming & Diving continues their season with a meet at Iona, Wagner and Saint Francis College at Iona on Saturday October 22nd at 11:00 a.m.
The Distance Events
- Nicole Sauve was the Pioneers' top finisher in the 1000 Free, clocking in at 11:30.20 and placing 2nd
- Lauren Somers captured 2nd in the 500 Free, coming in at 5:34.63
- Kimberly Hylan placed 2nd in the 200 Free, logging a time of 2:00.52