Somers Wins 100 Free As Pioneers Fall To CCSU

New school record in the 100 yard freestyle for Lauren Somers.
New school record in the 100 yard freestyle for Lauren Somers.

The Sacred Heart University women's swimming and diving team dropped a 209-72 decision to visiting Northeast Conference foe Central Connecticut State University Saturday at the McCann Natatorium. The loss drops the Pioneers to 8-2 on the season.

Lauren Somers earned the Pioneers a victory in the 100 freestyle, touching in a time of 53.21. CCSU, the defending NEC Champions, set 11 pool records in the victory.

The Pioneers close out the dual meet portion of the 2016-17 schedule on Saturday, February 4 when they host NEC foe Saint Francis College. That meet is set for noon.


  • Somers picked up a second place finish in the 200 yard freestyle missing the win by just .36, finishing in a time of 1:55.70,
  • The Pioneers took second, third and fourth in the 50 freestyle, with Jillian Crosby (25.27) and Olivia Decas (25.44) finishing slightly ahead of teammate Caleigh Dion, 25.44
  • Decas also picked up a third place showing the 100 freestyle at 56.14, .01 in front of Dion


  • Meredith Bertoni earned a second place finish for the Pioneers in the 200 butterfly, touching at 2:21.37


  • Sarah Hensal earned a second place showing the 1,000 freestyle, finishing in a time of 11:09.97
  • Nicole Sauve touched third in the 500 freestyle, touching at 5:42.20, and placed fourth in the 1,000 freestyle



  • The Pioneers 800 freestyle relay of Kim Hylan, Decas, Dion and Crosby placed second, in a time of 8:12.4