Shorewomen's Win is 26th Straight Over Rivals
SALISBURY, MD -- The Washington College women's swim team defeated Eastern Shore rival Salisbury University for the 26th consecutive time, downing the host Sea Gulls, 111.5-93.5, in a non-conference meet tonight. The meet was conducted using metric events (rather than the typical events in yards) due to Salisbury's Maggs Pool being 25 meters long.
Juniors Ellie Miskiel (Gaithersburg, MD/Quince Orchard) and Carly Ogren (Burke, VA/Lake Braddock) won two events each for the Shorewomen. Miskiel took the 100-meter freestyle in 1:03.93 and the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:19.59. Ogren won the 50-meter freestyle in 29.29 and the 400-meter freestyle in 4:53.71.
Senior Sarah Sykes (Haworth, NJ/Northern Valley-Demarest) added a first-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:20.33 and a second-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:13.45, while senior Allison Kvien (Mechanicsville, MD/Chopticon) captured the 800-meter freestyle in 10:19.77. Freshman Julianna Fritzinger (Red Lion, PA/Red Lion Area) finished second in both the 200-meter individual medley (2:40.40) and the 100-meter breaststroke (1:24.53), while sophomore Alicia Howard (Wilmington, DE/Charter School of Wilmington) placed second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:13.50.
The Shorewomen also won the 200-meter medley relay as Howard, Miskiel, Sykes, and Ogren completed the race in 2:13.44.
After losing the first meeting between the two teams, 75-55, during the 1985-86 season, the Shorewomen have not lost to the Sea Gulls since.
The Shorewomen, now 1-1 on the season, return to action Friday with a 6:00 p.m. non-conference meet at St. Mary's College of Maryland.