DANBURY, CT – Sophomore Rachel Peet (New Fairfield, CT) notched victories in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard breaststroke, while classmate Olivia Wright (East Hartford, CT) earned first-place honors in the 500-yard freestyle as the Western Connecticut State University women's swimming and diving team fell to visiting Hunter College on Saturday at the O'Neill Center Pool. With the loss, the Colonials dropped to 0-4 overall, while the Hawks improved to 8-2.
"I'm very excited with how we swim today coming off our winter training trip. Im looking forward to seeing continued improvements in the next few weeks," said WestConn head coach Jill Cook following the effort.
Sophomore Sera Knobler (New York, NY) opened up individual races, capturing the top spot in the 1,650-yard freestyle for the visitors. Peet took home second place, finishing just behind her in a time of 20:53.91.
After the Hawks' rookie Katherine Lee (Plainview, NY) seized first place in the 50-yard freestyle – while Wright earned third, senior Alexandra Rubiano (Queens, NY) captured the top spot in the 200-yard IM, just ahead of WestConn junior Annelise Alfieri (Southington, CT).
Senior Sarah Sheaffer (New Fairfield, CT) collected a score of 153.53 for the Colonials in the one-meter dive, before racking up 163.05 in the three-meter.
WestConn returns to action when they host Rhode Island College on Friday at 6 p.m.