Rhode Island Rams vs. Springfield Pride vs. Coast Guard Bears
Tootell Aquatics Center - Kingston, R.I.
How it Happened:
Rhode Island won nine of Saturday's 16 individual events, defeating Springfield (206-94) and Coast Guard (197-100).
The Rams dominated the the 200-yard medley relay, the first event of the day. The quartet of Grace Kneller, Nicole Petta, Caitlyn Blake and Eliza Anderson earned a first place finish. Rhode Island's three other entries rounded out the top four.
For the second meet in a row, Katy Evans scored big points for Rhody in the diving events, winning the 1-meter dive and placing second in the 3-meter dive. Caitlin Guccione was another top competitor for the Rams, winning both the 100- and 200-meter butterfly.
Rhode Island snagged the last points of the day, when the team of Maddie Horner, Nicole Petta, Eliza Anderson and Grace Kneller finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay by almost three seconds, solidifying the Rams' win.
Standouts from the Pool:
- Senior Eliza Anderson edged sophomore teammate Kelly Blake by 0.15 seconds to win the 100-yard freestyle.
- Junior Maddie Horner won the 200-yard freestyle for the second meet in a row.
- Sophomore Brooke Kelley's time of 1:09.26 earned her a first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Junior teammate Cassidy Fries finished second.
- Senior Nicole Petta had a first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, with sophomore teammate Rebecca Younts and junior teammate Cassidy Fries rounding out the top three.
- Freshman Keely Hemminger finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle, just ahead of sophomore teammate Cara Megill.
- Juniors Sabrina Anderson and Emma Grace Pecha finished second and third in the 500-yard freestyle, respectively.
"Katy Evans dove really well on the 1-meter dive and I was very happy with the divers' overall performance." - Diving Coach Jeff Mitchem
The Rams will hit the road for the first time this season, traveling to La Salle for a meet on Friday, Nov. 2. The duel is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.