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.
- Anna Brown, Jessica Poole, Bryana Cielo and Decas combined to win the opening 200 medley relay, touching at 1:54.56, which was .41 in front of the Terrier relay.
- Seniors Julia Pedersen, Dion, Decas and Jillian Crosby teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay in their final home swim as Pioneers.
- 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.
- Lindsey Dell’Isola posted a season best in the 1,000 freestyle, placing second at 11:21.32.
- Shanna Haddow (5:27.69) placed second in a dual-meet swim best time, while Nicole Sauve (5:34.65) posted a season-best time.
- Sarah Hensal touched third in the 1,000 at 11:35.75.
- 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)
- Lindsay Scuoteguazza won the one-meter event with 184.80 points.
- Seniors Jessica Wenz (129.55) and Christin Ashley (129.25) both posted career-best scores.