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@BonniesWSwim Leads Early, but Falls to YSU in Season Opener

@BonniesWSwim Leads Early, but Falls to YSU in Season Opener

Results (PDF)

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women's swimming and diving team began its 2016-17 season as it welcomed Youngstown State to the Reilly Center pool Saturday afternoon.

YSU came out on top with a final score of 163-137, but the Bonnies earned victories in multiple events.

"It was good to see solid performances throughout the entire meet," said head coach Brian Thomas. "It was good to set a new standard for what we want to do on a race day. It is disappointing to not get a win, but we were able to compete for it all the way through."

The Bonnies got off of the right track early, capturing a win in the meet's first event. The 200-medley relay team of Devon McFadden, Maria Rocchi, Bridget Jordan and Rachel Taylor earned the victory with a time of 1:51.12.

St. Bonaventure also captured a victory in the 100-backstroke as McFadden earned a time of 59.24. Theresa Hutton was close behind in second place at 59.60.

Rocchi earned the Bonnies a victory in the 100-breastroke with a time of 1:07.40, and Alyssa Levac followed close behind at 1:07.48.

But, Rocchi's success in the breaststroke events was far from finished. In perhaps the most dominating performance of the afternoon, she earned the victory in the 200-breastroke with a time of 2:26.88. Levac followed behind once again at 2:30.18. Rocchi finished more than six seconds higher than the third-place finisher (Zsani Csado, YSU. 2:32.90).

"It was killer. Just killer," said Thomas on Rocchi's performance in the event. "What impressed me the most was her approach. As a program, we want to be aggressive with everything that we do. And she had that aggressive approach today.

BONNIES RESULTS:
200-YARD MEDLEY RELAY

1. Devon McFadden, Bridget Jordan, Maria Rocchi, Rachel Taylor – 1:51.12
3. Theresa Hutton, Alyssa Levac, Emily Quinn, Samantha Kuchinski – 1:52.32
4. Brooke Morrisseau, Emily Wulff, Taylor Hodges, Katherine Craig – 1:56.27

1000-YARD FREESTYLE
3. Adele Ferris – 11:09.23
4. Michaela Ryan – 11:13.39
5. Tayler Gnan – 11:19.65

200-YARD FREESTYLE
2. Kathryn Godlewski – 1:58.38
3. Rachel Taylor – 2:00.80
4. Maggie Woods – 2:04.28

100-YARD BACKSTROKE
1. Devon McFadden – 59.24
2. Theresa Hutton – 59.60
4. Tayler Gnan – 1:02.42

100-YARD BREASTROKE
1. Maria Rocchi – 1:07.40
2. Alyssa Levac – 1:07.48
5. Emily Wulff – 1:13.31

200-YARD BUTTERFLY
3. Lauren Anderson – 2:15.53
4. Adele Ferris – 2:16.30
5. Emily Quinn – 2:17.38

50-YARD FREESTYLE
2. Rachel Taylor – 25.41
3. Samantha Kuchinski – 25.44
4. Brooke Morrisseau – 25.83

1-METER DIVING
2. Brittany Hart – 220.95
5. Elena Rohr – 204.15
6. Kelsey Powers – 157.35

100-YARD FREESTYLE
3. Rachel Taylor – 55.21
4. Bridget Jordan – 55.33
6. Samantha Kuchinski – 56.31

200-YARD BACKSTROKE
2. Theresa Hutton – 2:08.24
3. Devon McFadden – 2:08.27
4. Kathryn Godlewski – 2:12.07

200-YARD BREASTROKE
1. Maria Rocchi – 2:26.88
2. Alyssa Levac – 2:30.18
5. Emily Wulff – 2:40.56

500-YARD FREESTYLE
2. Kathryn Godlewski – 5:18.94
4. Michaela Ryan – 5:25.26
5. Adele Ferris – 5:30.70

100-YARD BUTTERFLY
2. Bridget Jordan – 1:00.17
4. Lauren Anderson – 1:01.80
5. Emily Quinn – 1:01.92

3-METER DIVING
4. Brittany Hart – 214.72
5. Elena Rohr – 206.62
6. Kelsey Powers – 174.52

200-YARD IM
2. Devon McFadden – 2:11.30
3. Alyssa Levac – 2:16.61
4. Maria Rocchi – 2:17.64

400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
2. Bridget Jordan, Maggie Woods, Kathryn Godlewski, Samantha Kuchinski – 3:40.72
3. Brooke Morrisseau, Katherine Craig, Theresa Hutton, Emily Quinn – 3:47.17
5. Michaela Ryan, Frances Erney, Erin Carmody, Taylor Hodges – 3:58.76

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