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Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Split with FDU

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Split with FDU

DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University men's and women's swimming and diving squads squared off against visiting Fairleigh Dickinson University on Saturday afternoon. The women came away with a 113-47 win, while the men were downed, 113-80.

"I'm very pleased with how we swam today, we had several season best times on both the men's and women's teams. I'm looking forward to seeing how our training will progress in the next few weeks," stated WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the meet.

Rookie Molly Henry (Pound Ridge, NY) paced the WestConn women with a first place showing in the 50-yard freestyle, before capturing the top spot in the 100-yard backstroke in 26.93 and 1:09.35, respectively.

Classmate Hope Johnsky (Bristol, CT) also registered a first place finish in the 200-yard IM (2:34.79) before touching the wall at 1:14.59 to rack up second position in the 100-yard butterfly.

Juniors Olivia Sosnoski (Westport, CT) and Albertine Rwabukamba (Redding, CT) chipped in with victories in the 100-yard free and 100-yard breaststroke, respectively.

On the men's side, rookies David Lawrence (Newtown, CT) and Luke Forsberg (New Fairfield, CT) led the way for the Colonials. Lawrence earned the top spot in the 100-yard breaststroke while collecting a pair of second place showings in the 500 and 1,000-yard freestyles. Forsberg would win the 100-yard backstroke in 1:01.74, while taking home second in the 200-yard free.

Rookie Drew Worden (Warren, CT) put together some stellar dives for the Colonials as he was unopposed in the one and three-meter diving sessions.

Molly Miller paced the Devils with a trio of first place awards, while Eric Bang touched the wall first in the 200 and 500-yard freestyles.

WestConn returns to action for a meet at Maine Maritime on Wednesday, January 16.