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Women's Swimming and Diving Drops 195.5-99.5 Decision to No. 6 MIT

Women's Swimming and Diving Drops 195.5-99.5 Decision to No. 6 MIT

Springfield, Mass. - November 4, 2017 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team competed against nationally-ranked MIT in a meet featuring New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponents on Saturday afternoon.

Coming into Saturday's meet, MIT was ranked No. 6 in the TYR/College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III National Rankings. Springfield College dropped a 195.5-99.5 decision to MIT.

Highlighting the day for the Pride was Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.), who finished second in the 1000 free after clocking in at 10:54.81, before the senior also took third in the 200 back with a time of 2:16.97. Finishing out the day, Lamb also took third in the 400 individual medley, as she touched in with a time of 4:46.04. Standout junior Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) had a very strong meet as well, as she took second in the 500 free after posting a time of 5:18.60 and third in the 200 free with a time of 2:01.29.

Freshman Hillary Gallagher (Exeter, R.I.) placed third in the 100 back with a time of 1:04.20, while the 200 free relay team of Brianna Magee (Hauppauge, N.Y.), Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass), Delaney Dyjak (Ludlow, Mass.), and Paione notched a second-place finish with a time of 1:41.57.

Senior Christine Shea (Peabody, Mass.) was the runner-up in the 100 breast and the 200 back after registering a 1:10.08 and 2:34.64, respectively, while in the 50 free Dyjak touched third in 11:10.06. The 400 medley relay team of Shea, Paione, Gallagher, and Dyjak finished third after registering a time of 4:09.83.

In the diving events, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) took third on the one-meter with a score of 232.28.

Springfield College will compete again on Tuesday, November 7 when the Pride will host Smith at 7 p.m.