Women's Swimming and Diving Succumbs to Providence and Coast Guard in Double Dual

Kelsey Wall

Providence, RI --- The WPI women's swimming and diving team spent its Friday night at Providence College, competing in a short-course meters double-dual meet with the hosts and the Coast Guard. The Engineers lost both contests, with scores of 159-107 against Providence and 198-75 versus Coast Guard. Providence bested CGA 145-118 in the third matchup. 

Veronica Nikolaki (Athens, Greece) had the top finish for the Crimson and Gray, placing third in the only diving event of the evening. Her 1-meter diving score of 265.50 beat her NCAA-qualifying score from last weekend by just over ten points.

Sophomore Allison Indyk (LaGrange, NY) just missed the podium, finishing fourth in the closely contested 100-meter breaststroke (1:22.84). Indyk teamed up with Amanda Konieczny (West Springfield, MA), Sonja Kent (West Boylston, MA), and Taylor Briseno (Mansfield, MA) to place fourth in the 200-meter medley relay (2:17.36). Kent earned fourth place points of her own in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 9:45.26 and later touched fifth in the 200-meter individual medley (2:38.16). Konieczny's individual swims were good for fourth in the 200-meter butterfly (2:38.74) and eighth in the 200-meter backstroke (2:41.65).

Junior Kelsey Wall (Marshfield, MA) scored fifth place finishes in the 100-meter (1:27.69) and 200-meter (3:06.99) breaststroke events. Classmate Briseno matched Wall's placing in the 100-meter freestyle, turning in a time of 1:10.79, and touched eighth in the 100-meter butterfly (1:16.91). Distance specialist Aimee St. Germain (Manchester, NH) swam to fifth in the 400-meter freestyle (5:16.50) and sixth in the 800-meter freestyle (11:00.33).

WPI had several other sixth place finishers, including Jess Lopez (Palmer, MA) in the 200-meter freestyle (2:21.77), Heather Peruffo (Poughkeepsie, NY) in the 200-yard butterfly (2:48.45), Nikole Stone (Harrisville, NH) in the 100-meter freestyle (1:14.35), and Katie Candiloro (North Adams, MA), finishing the 400-meter freestyle in 5:38.09. 

Konieczny, Peruffo, and Kent combined with Kelin Song (Providence, RI) to touch the wall fourth in the 400-meter freestyle relay (4:23.69) and finish the meet. 

The Engineers are now 3-2 on the season. They race again after Thanksgiving at the Hamilton Invitational December 1-2.

Team Results