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Swimming wins big on senior day

Isaac Bean

Sports Editor

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The last match before the postseason turned out to be a big win on senior night for the Rhode Island College Women’s Swimming team. The Anhcorwomen were able to celebrate senior night in a big way by beating UMass Dartmouth by a score of 162-48. The team honored four seniors. These seniors included Rebecca Fryer, Meghan Laflamme, Anna Vygoder and Marta Matzko

Vygoder had a great performance for the Anchorwomen. The senior was able to secure first place in four events on the day. Vygoder finished first place in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 100-yard IM and the 800-yard freestyle relay.

Alina Krafton also came up big for the Anchorwomen. Krafton finished first place in three events. These events included the 200-yard medley race, 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

The previously mentioned seniors of Fryer, Laflamme and Matzko all won at least one event. Fryer won the 50-yard freestyle, 500 yard freestyle and the 800 yard freestyle. Laflamme won both the 200-yard backstroke and the 800-yard freestyle. Matzko secured first in the 800-yard freestyle relay. This meant that all four seniors who were honored on senior night won an event on the day.

Not only was it a big day for the seniors, but also some of the underclassmen as well. Freshmen Nicole Sutherland and Ivy Par both won events as well for the Anchorwomen. Sutherland won both the 200-yard medley relay and the 100-yard backstroke. Like Sutherland, Par won the 200-yard medley relay as well. The Freshmen both clocked in at 2:25.13 to tie for first place on the day. The Anchorwomen currently have seven underclassmen performing in the line up, the future looks bright for the swim team.

Contributions from both underclassmen and upperclassmen propelled the Anchorwomen to the blowout victory on senior night. The Anchorwomen were able to improve their record to 4-5 on the season. This match snapped a three match losing streak, ending the season on a high note.

The Anchorwomen look to keep the momentum going as they will be competing in the Little East Championship on Friday February 16th. This will hopefully be the start to a successful postseason for the swim team.


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