Bonnies Battle Hard but Fall to Michigan St.
EAST LANSING, Mich - The St. Bonaventure women's swimming and diving team fell to Michigan State University 174-117 Friday evening.
Freshman Lauren Caldwell touched in with a time of 2:06.55 in the 200-yard butterfuly and 2:09.85 in the 200-yard IM, both good for first-place finishes for the Bonnies. She also placed second with a time of 58.48 in the 100-yard butterfly.
Ivanna Smirnova had two first-place finishes. She touched in with a time of 1:56.17 in the 200-yard freestyle and swam a 53.56 in the 100-yard freestyle.
Sophomore Paige Gutowski placed first in the 200-yard breaststroke and second in the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 2:23.84 and 1:06.77, respectively.
Lanae Petty placed third in two events for the Bonnies, coming in at 1:58.90 in the 200-yard freestyle and 59.60 in the 100-yard butterfly.
Rachel Bull and Meaghan McCann finished second and third in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 1:00.44 and 1:00.90, respectively. Bull also touched in at 5:06.85 in the 500-yard freestyle, good for a second place finish.
Jeanette Dietrich came in for a second-place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.05. She also placed third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.07.
Freshman Aly Paz finished in third-place in the 1,000-yard freestyle for the Bonnies coming in with a time of 10:49.93.
In relay action, the Brown and White finished in first-place and second-place in the 400-yard freestyle relay. A team of Smirnova, Bull, Petty and Dietrich took first place with a time of 3:33.39, and Erica Pascarella, Summer Sawaya, Paz and Whitney Dougherty took the second-place finish with a time of 3:54.04.
In the 200-yard relay, McCann, Gutowski, Petty and Dietrich finished with a time of 1:49.74, good for a third-place finish.
In diving action, senior Alycia Gossett finished in fifth-place in the 3-meter and sixth-place in the 1-meter with scores of 195.97 and 199.80. Chrysta Currier finished in sixth-place in the 3-meter and fifth-place in the 1-meter with scores of 192.44 and 208.27.
The Bonnies will take a week off and return to the pool on Dec. 2-4 at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio.