STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's swimming and diving team split its double-dual meet against Boston University and Yale at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. The women defeated BU by a score of 159.0-140.0 and lost on the score sheet to Yale 182.0-117.0.
Senior Christine Pedersen shined for the Huskies winning both backstroke events on Saturday. Pedersen swam the 100-yard event in 57.68; Jamie Lynn Brookover (Cherry Hill, N.J.) secured second-place in the competition. In the 200-yard race, sophomore Annika Grewal (2:05.46) finished in second place behind Pedersen (2:04.60).
Senior co-captain Sophie Nothnagle was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.66), winning her first event of the season since coming back from injury. Nothnagle also ranked third in the 100-yard fly race, touching the wall at 57.83. Freshman Sona Pinela captured second-place in the 200-yard butterfly.
"Great effort from both teams today, despite injuries and sickness we had some great efforts," said head coach Bob Goldberg. Seniors Christine Pedersen Sophie Nothnagle led the way for us. We will now get back to hard core training for the finals week and Christmas holiday."
On the boards, the Huskies placed three divers inside the top-five in both events. Senior Amanda Craig (Woodbridge, Conn.) was the top Husky finisher in the 3-meter, taking second-place with a score of 282.35, Michelle Kapulski snatched fourth and Alexandra Butera, fifth. The 1-meter competition saw Kapulski take second, Craig (third), and Butera (fourth).
The swim team now hits a month-long hiatus until resuming competition on Jan. 5, when the team competes in the Copa Coqui in San Juan, P.R. The diving team won't resume until Jan. 7 in Miami, Fla. in a meet with two diving powerhouses, the University of Miami and University of Florida.