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Huskies Conclude Dual Meet Schedule With 166-124 Win Over Dartmouth

Laura Hyland won two breaststroke events in UConn's win over Dartmouth on Saturday.
Jan. 31, 2015


- Three University of Connecticut women's swimmers tallied two individual wins, while UConn won both diving events, as the Huskies defeated Dartmouth, 166-134, on Saturday afternoon at the Karl Michael Pool. With the win, Connecticut finished its dual meet schedule with a record of 5-1 on the year.

For the second straight week, the UConn divers finished on top. Junior Taryn Urbanus (Quincy, Mass.) led the charge early on, winning the first event of the day (3-meter) with a score of 322.50, and sophomore Alexandra Butera (Havertown, Pa.) made it a sweep for Connecticut after capturing first place in the 1-meter (282.90).

The Huskies occupied the top-four spots in both events, starting in the 1-meter, where Butera finished second (276.75) ahead of sophomore Michelle Kalupski (Chicago, Ill.) and freshman Monica Marcello (Middletown, Conn.), who rounded out the remaining top spots. In the 3-meter, Kalupski tallied a second-place finish with a score of 271.12, while Marcello finished third (267.97) and Urbanus was fourth (258.67).

On the swimming side, seniors Katy Munzenmaier (Lake George, N.Y.) and Chinyere Pigot (Miami, Fla.) and junior Laura Hyland (Southport, England) each notched two individual victories. Munzenmaier topped all swimmers in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.22) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.43), and Pigot earned a sweep of the freestyle events. She won the 100-yard freestyle after swimming it in 52.11, and she followed that up with a victory in the 50-yard freestyle (23.90).



Hyland continued her strong junior campaign, recording wins in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.45) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:23.80). Other individual winners on Saturday were sophomores Sophie Nothnagle (Victor, N.Y.) and Tara O'Prey (Ridley Park, Pa.). Nothnagle touched the wall in 2:05.38 to win the 200-yard butterfly, while O'Prey earned first place in the 100-yard butterfly after posting a time of 58.68.

The Huskies return to action on Feb. 7 when they host the UConn Open, set for 11 a.m. at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. Admission is free for the event that will be Connecticut's final home meet of the season.