Schenectady, N.Y. - January 14, 2018 - The Springfield College women's swimming and diving team won 12 of the possible 16 events en route to a 195-101 victory over Union College on Saturday. Of the 12 event winners, Olivia Paione (Auburn, Maine) and Christine Shea (Peabody, Mass.) had two individual victories apiece.
Kicking things off in the 200 medley relay, the team of Hillary Gallagher (Exeter, R.I.), Shea, Bri Magee (Happauge, N.Y.) and Paione combined for a winning time of 1:54.17, before Kassandra Lamb (Reading, Mass.) took home the 1000 freestyle with a time of 11:00.63. Paione emerged victorious in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:58.28 before Gallagher earned an individual victory in the 100 backstroke, touching in 1:04.23.
Shea won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.93, while in the 200 butterfly, Lauren Longley (Westfield, Mass.) and Danielle Hoffner (Bridgewater, N.J.) finishes second and third, Longley touching in 2:16.59, just ahead of Hoffner's 2:18.40. Magee was the runner up in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.73 seconds, while in the 100 freestyle, Haley Cordery (Berkley, Mass.) was second with a time of 56.83 seconds.
Gallagher continued her impressive meet as the freshman took second in the 200 backstroke, touching in 2:19.24, while in the 200 breaststroke, Shea won her second event of the day, producing a winning mark of 2:31.59. Paione would win her second of the day in the 500 freestyle, as the junior touched in 5:16.58, before Longley took home the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:03.03. Shea was the runner up in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:57.30, before the team of Magee, Cordery, Monique Forte (Providence, R.I.) and Paione won the 200 freestyle relay with a combined time of 1:42.65.
In the diving events, Sierra Skaza (Belchertown, Mass.) won the one-meter board with a score of 251.99, while Bailee Carey (Quincy, Mass.) took second with a 238.26. On the three-meter board, Skaza was victorious once again with a score of 263.55, while Carey once again took second with a score of 236.62.
Next, Springfield College will hit the road and take on Wesleyan and Roger Williams in a tri-meet hosted in Middletown, Conn. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 20.