Women's Swimming and Diving Has No Trouble with Wheaton

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Friday night, MIT's women's swimming and diving team hosted the Lyons of Wheaton College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet. Wheaton kept the competition close through the first few events, but the No. 6 Engineers pulled away to secure an easy win, 186-114.

Early in the meet, Wheaton's Sarah Houlihan picked up a win for the Lyons with her swim in the 1000 Free (11:18.67). In the next event, Dania Piscetta scored another with her performance in 200 Free (2:00.39). Later, Piscetta recorded Wheaton's only other swimming victory with her time in the 100 Fly (1:01.18).

The Engineers posted a 1-2-3 sweep in the 500 Free, courtesy of Sydney Giblin (5:27.30), Hailey Kopp (5:28.33) and Megan Tadge (5:33.75). Kopp, a freshman, was also part of the winning 200 Free Relay (1:44.44).

MIT freshman Anna Kokensparger added three more wins to her young career, including a team-record swim in the 100 Breast (1:07.83).

In the diving well, Wheaton's Julia Wright put up season-best scores in 1-meter (264.51) and 3-meter (260.99) to easily beat out MIT's contingent in both events.

MIT (4-0) hits the water again next weekend when the Engineers host the Mules of Colby College on Saturday, January 15, at 1 p.m. On the same day, Wheaton (5-3) will swim against the Bantams of Trinity College and the Camels of host Connecticut College.