Bonnies fall to Pitt
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The women's swimming and diving team fell the University of Pittsburgh, 213.5-84.5 on Saturday at the Reilly Center pool. Freshman Ivanna Smirnova picked up one first-place finishes and two second-place finishes for the Brown and White.
Smirnova took first in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.52. She also swam a 1:57.11 in the 200-yard freestyle and notched a 58.56 in the 100-yard butterfly, picking up her two-second place finishes.
Sophomore Paige Gutowski grabbed a first-place finish for the Bonnies, swimming a 1:06.89 in the 100-yard breaststroke. She also took second-place in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:26.18. McKenzie Courtney touched just behind with a time of 2:28.79 good for third-place.
Aly Paz earned some point for the Bonnies coming in third in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:05.72.
Sophomore Jeanette Dietrich, and freshmen Meaghan McCann, Lauren Caldwell and Rachel Bull all took third-place finishes for the Bonnies. Dietrich placed in the 50-yard freestyle, (25.34), McCann placed in the 100-yard backstroke, (1:00.56), Caldwell placed in the 200-yard butterfly, (2:11.02) and Bull placed in the 500-yard freestyle, (5:12.71).
In relay action, the 200-yard medley relay team of McCann, Gutowski, senior Lanae Petty and Dietrich took second place for the Brown and White with a time of 1:50.12.
Dietrich, Smirnova, junior Erica Pascarella and Gutowski finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay touching in at 1:41.53. A team of Bull, freshman Summer Sawaya, Courtney and Natascha Muhl followed closely, touching in at 1:42.45 good for a third-place finish.
In diving, senior Alycia Gossett came in fourth-place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter with scores of 194.85 and 183.775 respectively. Sophomore Chrysta Currier came in fifth-place in the 1-meter with a score of 179.85.
The Bonnies return to the pool on Nov. 5 when they face Duquesne and La Salle at the Flickinger Aquatic Center at Erie Community College. Diving will begin at 10:30 a.m. with swimming following at 3:30 p.m.