Rhode Island Hosts Central Connecticut on Senior Day Sunday

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

Rhode Island will host Central Connecticut on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Tootell Aquatic Center. Prior to the meet's 1 p.m. start time, the Rams will honor their four graduating seniors, Eliza Anderson, Caitlyn Blake, Grace Kneller and Nicole Petta, with a ceremony at 12:45 p.m.

Rhode Island vs. Central Connecticut

  • Sunday's meet marks the tenth duel between the two schools. The Rams hold an 8-1 advantage in the series.
  • Rhody's lone loss was at the first meeting between the schools in 1977. The Blue Devils earned a 69-61 victory at the Tootell Aquatic Center. 
  • This will be the teams' first time competing since 1991. At that meet, Rhode Island secured a 113-67 victory, just one of its three wins that season. 
  • The Rams have already taken on two of CCSU's Northeast conference foes: Bryant and Wagner. Rhody lost to Bryant but beat Wagner. 

Last Time in the Pool

  • Rhode Island suffered its second loss of the season at the Chace Athletic Center Pool last Wednesday, falling 201-99 to Bryant. 
  • Senior Nicole Petta broke two pool records in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events. Her two individual wins were the only first-place finishes by a Rhody athlete at that meet. 
  • Junior Sabrina Anderson edged out freshman Keely Hemminger by 0.7 seconds to earn second in the 500-yard freestyle. 
  • Senior Caitlyn Blake bested her sister, sophomore Kelly Blake to finish second in the 100-yard butterfly.