Diplomats Down Rochester; Fall to CMU and W&L

Diplomats Down Rochester; Fall to CMU and W&L


LANCASTER, Pa.- -Franklin & Marshall’s women’s swimming team bested the University of Rochester, but fell to Carnegie Mellon and Washington & Lee in a non-conference quadrangular Saturday afternoon. F&M posted a 139-123 win over Rochester. Carnegie Mellon, which went unscathed on the day, handed F&M a 171-91 setback, while Washington & Lee defeated the Diplomats (4-4) 173-89.

Olivia Hill took first in the 1000-yard freestyle, the Diplomats only first place finish of the afternoon. She touched at 10:57.08, .74 seconds in front of Carnegie Mellon’s Victoria Adams. Hill went on to take third in the 500-yard free with a 5:25.04, coming to the wall 14.21 seconds after Molly Evans from Carnegie Mellon.

Evans was a bugaboo for the Diplomats throughout the afternoon. Brittany McCabe placed second in the 100 back, touching .84 seconds after Evans, who clocked an NCAA “B-Cut” time of 59.05. McCabe finished third in the 200-yard back with a 2:14.08. Evans and Washington & Lee’s Lindsey Strachan each came in under 2:10 with Evans touching first.

McCabe, Katherine DeCrosta, Jennie Payne, and Meghan Karanian took second in the 200-yard medley relay with a 1:54.02. The Diplomats’ quartet finished .62 seconds behind the Carnegie Mellon entry, led by Evans.

Like McCabe, Laura Bassford contributed second and third place points for the Diplomats. She touched second in the 200-yard butterfly at 2:15.65. CMU’s Rebecca Ussai won the race with a mark of 2:14.62. Bassford added third place points in the in 100-yard butterfly with a 1:02.07.

The Diplomats are idle until the F&M Invitational. The two-day event gets underway on December 6.

Team Scores

Carnegie Mellon University  171.00     91.00 Franklin & Marshall College  
Carnegie Mellon University  179.00     83.00 University of Rochester      
Carnegie Mellon University  137.00    125.00 Washington & Lee University  
Franklin & Marshall College  139.00    123.00 University of Rochester      
Washington & Lee University  173.00     89.00 Franklin & Marshall College  
Washington & Lee University  182.00     80.00 University of Rochester