Nov 17, 2017
DANBURY, CT – Sophomore Rachel Peet (New Fairfield, CT) notched a pair of first place finishes, while senior Sarah Sheaffer (New Fairfield, CT) put together a stellar diving performance as the Western Connecticut State University women's swimming and diving team fell to the visiting University of Saint Joseph (CT), 156.5-118.5, on Friday evening at the O'Neill Center Pool.
"We swam and dove really well tonight. Each team member had at least one personal best and season best time and all the hard work we've been doing is starting to pay off. We are looking forward to finishing the semester off at the CT Cup in December," said WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the meet.
After the Blue Jays won the opening two events, Peet shared the top spot in the 200-yard freestyle when she touched the wall in 2:11.40 alongside St. Joseph's Gabriella Alberino (East Haven, CT), who also hit in 2:11.40. Later in the contest, Peet wrapped up sole possession of the No.1 spot in the 100-yard freestyle with a solid time of 1:00.42.
Sheaffer downed junior Elizabeth Sears (Bristol, CT) in a pair of diving competitions, capturing the one-meter, 157.35-109.43, before winning the three-meter, 190.13-97.73.
With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 0-2 overall while the Blue Jays improved to 2-0. WestConn returns to the water on December 2 at the aforementioned Division III Connecticut Cup Championships hosted by Wesleyan University at 10 a.m.