DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team swept the top three finishes in five events to put away Boston University, 190-102, Saturday afternoon at Swasey Pool. UNH women were the top three swimmers in the 100 yard backstroke, 200 back, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.
Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) won the 50 free with a time of 24.44 seconds, as well as the 200 breast by clocking in at 2:20.12. In an exhibition swim, Daly also put up the best time in the 200 individual medley at 2:10.07.
Brittany Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) took first place in the 500 free by swimming the event in 5:08.63, a full 11 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. She also won the 200 free in a time of 1:56.77.
Melissa Lague (Salem, N.H.) swept both backstroke events, swimming the 100 back in a time of 57.34 and the 200 back in 2:06.23.
In addition to their solo performances, Shannon Daly and Lague also swam legs of the 200 medley relay, with Catie McDonough (Denville, N.J.) and Deana Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.), and finished with a first-place time of 1:47.51.
Individually, McDonough won the 100 free (54.13) and Petchonka won the 100 fly (1:00.01). Also earning first-place finishes were Caitlin Hamer (Andover, Mass.) in the 1000 free (10:52.99) and Christine Tartaglia (Brewster, N.Y.) in the 100 breast (1:06.65).
Diver Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y.) finished first for the Wildcats from the 1-meter height with a score of 253.30. She also had a strong performance at the 3-meter height, posting a score of 244.80. Unfortunately, it was only enough for second place.
New Hampshire returns to action Nov. 13 at Colgate. The meet is scheduled for 11 a.m.