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The women’s swimming team lost its first meet to Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) this past Saturday.  The Pioneers fell behind with a final score of 138-152.

“It was tough because we are a small team compared to them,” said Sandra Kirstein, the C.W. Post sophomore. Despite having only 10 swimmers, the lady Pioneers walked away with nine first-place finishes. 

The 200 Medley Relay beat out four separate SCSU Owl teams with a time of 1:49:55.  This relay team consisted of freshmen Mathilde Hyddmark and Tamara Garriock, sophomore Cornelia Hanes, and senior Riley Cassidy.

Another relay win came from the 200 free-style team; with Kirstein, Hanes and Garriock and sophomore Mairi Morrison.  They out swam the Owls with a time of 1:40:18.

There were also multiple double wins for some of the women swimmers. Garriock, who is new to the team from Duncan, Canada, won the 100 and 200 breaststroke.  Also, sophomore Cornelia Hanes (Stockholm, Sweden) won the 50 and 100 free-style events with times of 24.8 and 54.32.

The Owls also have a diving team, which contributed to the points to give SCSU a win.  With no Post diving team, this was a tough hurdle for the lady Pioneers to get over.  “We swam better than them,” Kirstein said. “It’s too bad they had a diving team.”

But the women’s swim team looks forward to their meet this Friday, November 19th.  They will travel to Army for a 7 p.m. start time.


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