By: Charlotte Brackett
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving was defeated by Yale (229.5-70.5) and Penn (170-130) on Saturday.
Dartmouth’s divers opened the meet on Friday on the 1- and 3-meter diving boards. On 1-meter, Maggie Pionzio came in second place (252.75), 10 points out of first, and was followed immediately by Isabella Lichen (244.25). Cypress Toomey was eighth (191.75). On the 3-meter board, Pionzio took third (233.85) and Lichen was sixth (210.25).
The following day, the Big Green kicked off the swimming portion of the meet by taking fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:47.31), out-touching Yale’s relay by just one one-hundredth of a second. In the 1000 free, Christina Cianciolo was seventh (10:26.76) and Sarah Finlay came in ninth (10:59.77).
Mia Leko and Ashley Post were third and fourth in the 200 free with times of 1:53.19 and 1:53.47. In the 100 back, Connie Zhang (59.59), Kaia Reznicek (59.74) and Eleanor Zwart (1:00.13) took fifth through seventh. Swimming the 100 breast, Maggie Deppe-Walker and Megan Tao touched half a second apart with times of 1:07.19 and 1:07.59.
Siera Daly finished highest for Dartmouth in the 200 fly, taking seventh (2:07.02), while Sophie Smith touched a tenth of a second out of first in the 50 free (23.76). Smith was back a few events later, winning the 100 free (51.40). There were two ties after that: Post for fourth (53.03) and Cane for ninth (53.68). Zoe Wortzman also swam the event, taking sixth (53.25).
In the 200 back, Reznicek and Finlay were ninth and 10th (2:09.91, 2:11.06), while Tao was fifth in the 200 breast (2:25.79) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:09.06). Alie Hunter also swam the event, finishing in seventh place (2:10.73). Competing in the 500 free, Cianciolo placed sixth (5:06.64).
To end the weekend, Dartmouth was second in the 400 free relay (3:30.42). Made up of Pionzio, Katherine Cane, Wortzman and Smith, the relay left two seconds behind it.
Next Saturday, Dartmouth will compete against UConn in Storrs.