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Pioneers Defeat Saint Francis Brooklyn In Senior Day Dual Meet

Women’s swimming and diving team post a program best

Sacred Heart’s women’s swimming and diving team ended the dual meet portion of its season with a 130-74 win over Saint Francis Brooklyn at McCann Natatorium in Milford. The Pioneers posted a program-best 9-2 dual meet record during the 2016-17 season.

The women earned wins in nine of the 12 events, with senior Olivia Decas earning three wins in her final dual meet as a Pioneer. Classmate Caleigh Dion earned two wins in her final dual meet, including a dual-meet personal best swim in the 100 freestyle.

The nine wins are the most in a single season for the team and earned SHU its first-ever winning record in dual action.

The Pioneers now turn their attention to the Northeast Conference Championship, Feb. 15-18 at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.

RELAY

SPRINT FREESTYLE

  • Dion touched first in the 100 freestyle at 54.46, while Victoria Catizone touched third with a personal dual-meet best time of 57.68.
  • Lauren Somers won the 50 freestyle for the Pioneers, touching at 25.02.
  • Kim Hylan captured the 200 freestyle crown, finishing at 2:02.15.

DISTANCE FREESTYLE

STROKES

  • Decas came from behind to win the 100 individual medley in a time of 1:03.68.
  • Emily Shenk (1:02.99) out-touched Hylan (1:03.07) as the Pioneers took the top three spots in the 100 backstroke, with Cielo touching third at 1:04.47.
  • Sacred Heart also took the top two spots in the 100 butterfly, with Nikole Rudis (1:04.48) and Dell’Isola (1:04.90)

DIVING