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Women's Swimming and Diving Top Penn; Men Fall

Bob Goldberg's women's swimming and diving team topped Penn on Sunday.

Nov. 13, 2011

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's swimming and diving team defeated Pennsylvania by a 161-139 score on Sunday while the men's team fell to Penn 177-123. The UConn men are 3-2 on the season and the women are 2-2.

The UConn women were led by a pair senior Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kan.) as she won three events - the 100-yard breakstroke in 1:03.12, the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.07 and the 200-yard IM in 2:07.52.

Junior Jordan Bowen (Lake Elmo, Minn.) was a double-winner in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:50.12 and the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:13.02.

Freshman Chinyere Pigot (Miami, Fla.) won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.78 seconds.

Junior Danielle Cecco (Hicksville, N.Y.) won both diving events with a 294.00 score in the one-meter and a 333.45 score in the three-meter. On the men's side, junior Kyungsoo Yoon (Toronto, Ont.) was a double-winner in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.41 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle in 47.41 seconds.

Sophomore Keith Piper (Naperville, Ill.) also won two events in the 100-yard backstroke (51.89 seconds) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:52.69). Freshman Lachezar Shumkov (Sofia, Bulgaria) won the 200-yard breakstroke in 2:04.48.

Both teams return to action on Fri.-Sun., November 18-20 when they travel to the Pitt Invitational.