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WestConn Men's And Women's Swimming Split At Maine Maritime

WestConn freshman Molly Henry
WestConn freshman Molly Henry

CASTINE, ME - The Western Connecticut State University women's swimming and diving team split it tri-meet on Wednesday, defeating host Maine Maritime Academy, 107-55 and falling to Plymouth State University, 115-82 at Bok Pool. The Colonials' men's side fell to the Mariners, 92-81.

Leading the way for the women was Molly Henry (Pound Ridge, NY).  The newly crowned NEISDA Swimmer of the Week captured the 200-yard freestyle with a 2:13.19 time, the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.09) and the 100-yard Individual Medley (1:10.14).  She led off the meet a part of the team's 200-yard medley relay winning team.  The foursome of Sara Tomporowski (Southbury, CT), Annelise Alfieri (Southington, CT), Henry and Samantha Capellaro (Danbury, CT) touched the wall in 2:12.77.

Gwen Dascenzo (Stratford, CT) and Alfieri registered second-place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly and 50-yard breaststoke events, respectively.

For the men, David Lawrence (Newtown, CT) registerd a pair of victories.  He captured the 50-yard breaststroke (31.11) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:20.68) to lead the Colonials.

Luke Forsberg (New Fairfield, CT) earned the win in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 28.97 while Daniel Murphy (Monroe, CT) clocked in a 1:07.51 to get the win in the 100-yard butterfly.

"As we are on the final stretch of our winter training, the men swam their best meet of the season and I'm excited for the times they accomplished," said WestConn head coach Jill Cook.  "The women had some really strong swims and are continuing to improve as the season progresses."

WestConn's women's side will take on Rhode Island College, at Bryant University on Thursday, January 17.  The dual meet is set to begin at 7 pm.