SHU Improves to 5-1 with Win Over Assumption

SHU Improves to 5-1 with Win Over Assumption

MILFORD, CONN. (November 11, 2016)—The Sacred Heart swimming and diving team broke three pool records en route to Saturday's 158-120 victory over Assumption. Kim Hylan broke the records in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, and was part of the 400 medley relay team.

The Pioneers have the rest of the month off before taking on the competition at the ECAC Winter Invite December 2-4 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Long Island, N.Y.




  • Sacred Heart had two of the top three finishers in the 200 freestyle. Somers was the top finisher in 1:56.66, while Haddow took third in 2:02.52
  • The Pioneers dominated the 50 freestyle with Dion clinching the win in 25.19 seconds, and Decas (25.30) and Crosby (25.62) finishing second and third respectively
  • SHU also claimed the Top 3 spots in the 100 freestyle. This time it was the rookie Somers who got the win in 53.21, followed by seniors Dion (55.02) and Decas (55.63) in second and third


  • Pioneers took fourth and fifth place in the 1000 freestyle with Lindsey Dell'Isola taking fourth in 11:42.32 and Meredith Bertoni finishing fifth in 11:57.50
  • Shanna Haddow was SHU's top finisher in the 500 freestyle, finishing third in 5:29.91


  • Hylan set a new pool record in the 200 backstroke, winning the race in 2:10.22
  • Hylan (59.72) and Brown (1:01.70) finished first and second respectively in the 100 backstroke
  • Poole took home the win in the 100 breaststroke, touching the wall in 1:10.34. Less than two seconds behind her was Pusateri, who finished third
  • Rudis was the Pioneers' highest finisher in the 200 butterfly taking fourth place in 2:17.58
  • Poole won the 200 breaststroke in 2:32.38, and came in second as SHU's top finisher in the 200 IM
  • Cielo touched the wall just one second behind Assumption's Natalia Kaczor to finish second in the 100 butterfly


  • Lindsay Scuoteguazza scored 200.80 points to win the 1 meter optional. Nicole Pergolotti and Christin Ashley took second and third in the event with scores of 120.70 and 90.15 respectively
  • The trio again dove well in the 1 meter voluntary finishing in the same order