Women’s Swimming and Diving Topples Babson, Brandeis and Smith

Zoe Eggleston

WORCESTER – WPI won 11 of 16 events and saw 11 different Engineers register a victory as WPI swept Babson, Brandeis and Smith Sunday in women's swimming and diving action at the Sports & Recreation Center.

The Crimson and Gray defeated Smith (202-98), Brandeis (220-73) and Babson (262-25). The Pioneers went 2-1 on the day with wins over Brandeis (170-121) and Babson (251-35) as the Judges defeated the Beavers (196-63).

Sophomore Jenny Day (Chelmsford, MA) claimed the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.46) and 200-yard freestyle (2:00.01) after anchoring the winning 400-yard medley relay team. Day along with junior Emily Martin (Penfield, NY), junior Zoe Eggleston (Newington, CT) and junior Eva Childers (Henniker, NH) turned in a time of 4:12.30 to get the afternoon off to a good start.

Martin went on to take the 50-yard freestyle (25.20) as Eggleston delivered in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.71) and Childers secured the 500-yard freestyle (5:27.74). Childers was also a member of the victorious 200-yard freestyle relay team that won in a time of 1:46.98. Junior Sierra Fowler (Bensalem, PA), sophomore Emily Matsco (Windham, NH) and junior Julia Bushell (Windham, NH) comprised the remainder of the quartet.

Matsco touched the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle with a 57.64 while freshman Caroline Flynn (Norwell, MA) raced to a winning 2:38.21 in the 200-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Jaime Freud (Amherst, NH) and freshman Jenna Vadervort (Voorheesville, NY) teamed to sweep the 100- and 200-yard backstroke with times of 1:04.47 and 2:20.41, respectively.

Rookie Desi Stoyanova (Bulgaria) led Smith with a pair of wins as she clocked a 4:54.52 in the 400-yard IM and posted an 11:07.86 in the 1,000-yard freestyle. The Pioneers also received victories from sophomore Elyse Stone (Westboro, MA) in the 1-meter dive (270.40) and senior Anna Partridge (Seattle, WA) on the 3-meter board (261.05) Brandeis freshman Kylie Herman (Weston, FL), meanwhile, claimed the 200-yard butterfly (2:19.58).

WPI (4-0) heads to Division I Providence Friday night for a double-dual with Coast Guard. First race is slated for 6pm. Babson (0-5) entertains Norwich Saturday at 1pm while Brandeis (1-6) is off until a trip to Division II Bentley Friday, November 20 for a 6pm start. Smith (2-1) makes the short trek to Springfield for a 7pm appointment on Tuesday.