October 25, 2008

Swimming Falls to Northeastern and Maine

Freshman Alex Czaplicki finished second in both the 100 back and 100 fly and was also part of the Blue Devils' first place 400 free relay team, but the Central Connecticut swimming and diving team fell short against Northeastern and host Maine at Wallace Pool on Saturday afternoon (91-198, 109-184).

Czaplicki touched in at 1:00.95 in the 100 back and 59.89 in the 100 fly to take second in both. The freshman teamed with sophomores Megan McGorry and Alyssa Carlucci, as well as senior Erin Crowley to lead the Blue Devils to first place in the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:40.31.

McGorry also placed second in the 500 free with a time of 5:07.53 and third in the 200 fly, recording a time of 2:11.98. Senior Heather Vendetta and junior Kandra Kane placed fifth and sixth behind McGorry in the 500 free. Vendetta touched in at 5:22.83, while Kane was a few hundredths of a second behind timing at 5:22.90.

Vendetta tallied a couple more top finishes, placing third in the 1000 freestyle (10:52.46) and fourth in the 200 IM at 2:20.84. Two seconds in front of Vendetta in the 200 IM was Carlucci, touching in at 2:18.11.

Crowley came away with a fourth in the 200 free, with a time of 1:59.47. She also third in the 100 free, timing in at 54.86. Freshman Kristen Malski, who was named NEC Swimmer of the Week for her performance at the Sonny Werblin Invitational, performed well in the breast events. She recorded a time of 2:29.78 in the 200 breast to take second, while placing third in the 100 breast in a time of 1:08.75.

Freshmen Madison Vestergaard and Sam Smolicz led the diving team in both events. In the three-meter dive Vestergaard placed sixth (175.20), while Smolicz took eighth (170.80). In the one-meter version it was Smolicz on top, placing sixth (184.95) for the Blue Devils. Vestergaard took home seventh with 172.00 points.

CCSU will next be hosting Springfield and Southern Connecticut on Saturday November 1 at 1:00 p.m.