Nov. 9, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut women’s swimming and diving team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium, falling to Pennsylvania 172.5-127.5.
Freshman Christine Pedersen had another strong day for the Huskies (2-1), winning the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.73 and finishing second in the 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:03.16.
In the 200-yard breaststroke, UConn sophomore Laura Hyland earned first place honors with a time of 2:24.02, and in the 100-yard breaststroke she finished 3rd behind Penn’s Haley Wickham and UConn freshman Tara O’Prey, who finished the race in 1:07.72.
Two other Huskies won races Saturday, as UConn freshman Sophie Nothnagle won the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:06.45, while junior Chinyere Pigot finished first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.99.
“The women’s meet was very competitive from top to bottom against an excellent Penn team,” Connecticut swim coach Bob Goldberg said.
Connecticut was dominate once again in the diving portion of the meet, as freshman Alexandra Butera won the 1-meter with a score of 255.67 and finished second in the 3-meter, posting a score of 267.75. Sophomore Taryn Urbanus won the 3-meter, scoring 286.95 points and in the 1-meter she was second with a score of 245.10.
Freshman Michelle Kalupski also performed well on the boards Saturday, finishing third in both events. She scored a 244.20 in the 1-meter and a 250.50 in the 3-meter.
UConn returns to the pool in 12 days, when the Huskies travel to Blacksburg, Va. to take part in the Virginia Tech Invitational, which will last for three days from November 21-23.