MILFORD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Swimming and Diving team defeated Siena this afternoon by final score of 170-126 as the team honored seniors Victoria Catizone, Bryana Cielo, Shanna Haddow, Sarah Hensal, Julia Pusateri, Nikole Rudis, and Lauren Somers. The Pioneers will return to action Saturday Jan. 25 when the team competes at Monmouth. The meet begins at 1:00 p.m.
This is the second year in a row the Pioneers have not lost any of the team's home meets in a single season as SHU took two home meets this year and seven from a year ago.
Senior Lauren Somers won all four of her events taking first in the 200 Free with a time of 1:55.10. Then touching the wall for first in the 50 Free with a time of 25.14 as well as first in the 100 Free with a time of 53.34. She was also the anchor of the 400 Free relay.
First-year Casey Barrett had a big day winning all four of her events. She was the fastest backstroke leg of the winning 200 Medley relay. She won the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:01.25 while her teammates Kelly Bartnett and Taylor Eck touched the wall with times of 1:01.99 and 1:03.99 going 2nd and 3rd respectively. Barrett also won the 200 Backstroke with a career best time of 2:12.41 and clinched the 200 IM with a time of 2:15.73.
Junior Emily Peter won three events, two as a member of the 200 Medley Relay with Barrett, Julia Pusateri and Nicole Tingley and the 400 Medley Relay with Tingley, Bartnett and Somers. Peter won the 100 Butterfly by over a second with a time a time 59.70. Nicole Tingley also won three events having the fastest 50 free split going with a time of 24.91. She also lead off the winning 400 free relay with a time of 56.27. Tingley won the 200 Butterfly with a 2:12.87 and came in second in the 100 Free behind teammate Somers in the 100 Free with a time of 55.81.
Fiona Maxwell won the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:32.77. She also had a season best in the 100 Breast where she placed third with a time of 1:11.93 behind teammate Julia Pusateri who hd a time of 1:11.70.
On the Boards, sophomore Megan McLaughlin won the 1 Meter diving with her season best score of 212.70. McLaughlin came in second on 1m five dive voluntary list as well.